Although the Dutch and the Brits are good friends now, it was not always thus. There have been several Anglo-Dutch wars.
The 3rd , Anglo-Dutch war ended this day in 1674 by the signing of the Westmnster Treaty of 1647. The English were dismayed by the unexpected fact that Dutch raiders managed to capture more English ships than vice versa and that New Amsterdam had been retaken by the Dutch in 1673.
New Amsterdam was the Capital city of New Netherland
It was located on the east coast of North America(the Delmarva Peninsula to extreme southwestern Cape Cod, part of the Mid-Atlantic States of New York, New Jersey, Delaware, and Connecticut, and outposts in Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.)
Part of the treaty was that New Netherland was to be returned to the Brits, while the Dutch kept Surinam.
The official peace was proclaimed was proclaimed at Whitehall on 27 February at 10.00 am.
New Amsterdam is now called New York of course.
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