On June 21 2017, Madurodam opened it’s newest attraction; ‘Nieuw Amsterdam’. When you visit this new experience you will step aboard the De Vergulde Bever. It is the year 1664 and you set sail from Amsterdam to New Amsterdam. Although the day begins in sunshine, there is soon to be danger on the horizon. The visitors are left to wonder, will it all end well? In the city square in New Amsterdam, visitors can roll up their sleeves to fire cannons with their family and friends. During this activity they experience the choices Peter Stuyvesant had to make in order to preserve the city, when faced with the English army. You discover traces of the Dutch that can still be found in New York today. Where do you think the words ‘dollar’, ‘cookie’ and the world-famous Brooklyn came from?’

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