New holiday celebrates ties between New York and Amsterdam

From this year on, New York celebrates its historic ties with Amsterdam on April 8 during New Amsterdam Cultural Heritage Day. The New York city council designated the Amsterdam day Monday in the presence of Mayor Femke Halsema. In 2016, the John Adams published the blog series ‘New Amsterdam Stories‘, highlighting a project guided by sholars from the New Netherlands Institute seeking to bring 17-century archival collections to wider audiences.

Click here to watch a 4-part video about what is left of New Amsterdam inĀ  New York.