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New Netherland
Peter Stuyvesant
New Amsterdam
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New Netherland led by Peter Stuyvesant is a custom civilization mod by Vanadius, with contributions from JFD, DuskJockey, OrderOfOlav, Senshi, DarthKyofu, and BanthaFood.


New Netherland[]

New Netherland was a 17th century Dutch colony on the eastern coast of North America in parts of what is now the American states of New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Connecticut, and their surrounds. The colony was set up by the Dutch West India Company to capitalise on the North America fur trade, following French and English efforts to do the same. Dutch settlement began as early as 1613 with New Netherland becoming a province of the Dutch Republic in 1624.

The colony was slow to expand at first due to company mismanagement, includng an unwanted conflict between Lenape and other Algonquian tribes in the 1640s, and also due to the nearby colonies of Sweden and England. Expansion sped up in the 1650s, but the colony fell into English hands following the Second Anglo-Dutch war in the 1660s, with the Dutch only briefly taking it back in the Third Anglo-Dutch war in the 1670s.

Peter Stuyvesant[]

Stuyvesant was the director-general of New Netherland from 1647 to 1664 (when it was ceded to the English). He followed the fairly disasterous leadership of Willem Kieft, under which much of the population had left the colony.

Stuyvesant did much to expand the colony both in land and infrastructure, expanding south and taking over the New Sweden colony in 1655, and building schools and fortifications for New Amsterdam. He was also known for his religious intolerance, and came into conflict often with Lutherans, Jews, Catholics, and Quakers, doing his best to dissuade them from coming to or staying in the colony, principally by stopping the building of their houses of worship.

Upon the annexation of the colony by the English, Stuyveant continued to live in the then English colony of New York until his death in 1672. Due to his role in the development of what is now New York City, many places in the city are named after him.

Dawn of Man[]


Art by Artist


Introduction: "Welcome, my friend to the prosperous land of New Netherland. Can I interest you in some of the finest quality Furs?"

Defeat: "This cannot be, I have failed you God..."

Unique Attributes[]

New Netherland (Peter Stuyvesant)
Island At The Center Of The World

Forts claim adjacent unclaimed freshwater tiles when constructed, and can be used to improve Luxury Resources. +5% Great Person Generation in cities for each outgoing Traderoute trade route and foreign religion present.

Schutterij (Musketman)
  • Reduced Strength Combat Strength (20 vs 24)
  • +25% Strength Combat Strength When stationed on a Fort
  • Provides Greatperson Great Artist points to the nearest city when garrisoned or stationed on a Fort
Beverpels Factorij (Caravansary)
  • +1 CultureIcon Culture on Forts and Camps
  • Worked Forts increase Traderoute Trade Range
  • Has chance to reveal Furs in nearby freshwater Forests or Forts
City List
  1. New Amsterdam
  2. Beverwyck
  3. Beversrede
  4. New Amstel
  5. Wiltwyck
  6. Slapershaven
  7. Kinderhoek
  8. Swaanendael
  9. Heenstede
  10. Kievtis Hoek
  11. Huys de Goede Hoop
  12. Barnde Gat
  13. Altena
  14. Rensselaerwyck
  15. Haverstroo
  16. Terwe Dorp
  17. Rodenberg
  18. Schenectady
  19. Noortwyck
  20. New Haarlem
  21. Broncks
  22. Vriessendael
  23. Breuckelen
  24. Maspat
  25. Boswyck
  26. Roode Hoek
  27. New Utrecht
  28. Oude Dorp
  29. New Dorp
  30. Ryckens Eylandt
  31. Midwout
  32. Gravesend
  33. Amersfoort
  34. Rustdorp
  35. Jonkheer
  36. Oester Baai
  37. Batavia
Spy List
  • Pieter
  • Hendrik
  • Anthony
  • Diantha
  • Geertruida
  • Cornelis
  • Joan
  • Williem
  • Christoffel
  • Mattheus




Peace Theme War Theme

Mod Support[]

Mod Support
Community Balance Patch
Ethnic Units
Map Labels
Unique Cultural Influence

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 2
Last Updated: 24 January 2020

  • Vanadius: Contribution
  • JFD: Code
  • DuskJockey: Code
  • OrderOfOlav: Art
  • Senshi: Special Thanks
  • DarthKyofu: Special Thanks
  • BanthaFood: Special Thanks

Notes and References[]

Vanadius's Civilizations [edit]
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