- the Dutch settlement established on Manhattan (1624–26); capital of New Netherland;
captured by the English and renamed New York in 1664
Example Sentences Including 'New Amsterdam'
A bevy of performers is to appear at the New Amsterdam Theatre on March 21, the day before Sondheim's 75th birthday.
Would New Amsterdam be the New York of today, asks the author impishly, if the Dutch had not ceded it to the British in 1664?
India Today (2002)
`Investors look at the jobs number as a gauge of economic activity," said Michelle Clayman at New Amsterdam Partners.
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