|1609||Henry Hudson was engaged by the Dutch East India Company to find a Northeast route to Asia. He arrived at the today Hudson River and claimed the region for the Dutch.|
|1611||Arnout Vogels, probably the first Dutch trader explored the Hudson Bay.|
|1614|| Fort Nassau (today Albany, New York), a Dutch frading post was established.
Merchants of Amsterdan and Hoorn formed the New Netherland Company on October 11.
|1624||March 29, first European settlements in Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania build by the Dutch. This was the Dutch colony Nieuw Nederlandt.|
|1626||Peter Minuit purchased Manhattan from the Indians for some 60 guilders worth of trinkets. The construction of Fort New Amsterdam began under the company engineer Cryn Fredericks.|
|1830||The population of New Netherland was about 300 with many Walloons (french language)|
|1648||Construction of Fort Beversrede on the Schuylkill River (at Philadelphia)|
|1651||Construction of Fort Casimir (at Newcastle, Delaware)|
|1652 - 1654||First Dutch-British war.|
|1655|| The Dutch runed Sweden away from their American territories and occupied the
Swedish Fort Christina (now Wilmington).
Between 2000 and 3500 persons lived in New Netherland.
|1662||Alliance with the French against the British.|
|1664|| The British captured New Amsterdam and the Dutch colony.
About 9000 peoples lived in New Netherland at that time.
General Pieter Stuyvesant surrendered Fort Amsterdam on September 23, 1664. New Amsterdam and the entire colony were renamed New York, the Fort Amsterdam became FOrt James and Fort Orange became Fort Albany.
|1665 - 1667||Second Dutch-British war due to the loss of New Netherland.|
|1667||With the Treaty of Breda the Dutch abandoned their claim to New Amsterdam in exchange for Surinam (in the north of Brazil).|
|1673||600 Dutch soldiers under Captain Anthony Colve attached Fort James. The Fort falled on August 9th, 1673. The Dutch had retaken New York and gained control of Albany and New Jersey. They named that area New Orange.|
|1674||Februar 9th, the Treaty of Westminster ended the conflict between the Dutch and the British and restored all lands to the British. The Dutch left on November 10, 1674.|