The Dutch called this colony New Amsterdam.
The first European colony in New York was established by the Netherlands. It was known as New Amsterdam. Notlong after, the British forced the Dutch out and the colony was renamed New York.
New york city
The Dutch established their colony in New York.
July 26, 1788
James, the Duke of York received control of New Netherlands in 1664 from the Dutch and renamed the colony New York. New York City was originally named New Amsterdam while it was controlled by the Dutch.
The answer is New York.
New York was the first capital and Virginia was where Jamestown was established as the first colony.