Introduction to Amsterdam, New York
Amsterdam, New York, in Montgomery county, is 15 miles NW of Schenectady, New York and 152 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The city is part of the Albany - Schenectady - Troy metropolitan statistical area. About 18,355 people live in Amsterdam.
Before adopting the name Amsterdam in 1803, the city was known as Veedersburgh. Its current name comes from the name of Amsterdam, Netherlands. The economic development of the area began after the completion of the Erie Canal in 1825. It was incorporated as a village in 1830. Amsterdam gained the status of a city in 1885 and John Carmichael became the first mayor.
Amsterdam and nearby Attractions
- Walter Elwood Museum
- Noteworthy Indian Museum
- Guy Park State Historic Site
- Wildlife Sports and Educational Museum
- Saratoga Spa State Park
- Clark's Museum of Photography
Things To Do In Amsterdam
In Amsterdam, you can spend your leisure at Coessens Park, Bigelow Sanford Field and Bergen Park. The Walter Elwood Museum and Noteworthy Indian Museum are also worth visiting. Apart from these, the City of Amsterdam also organizes a number of recreational events all through the year.
International flights are available from Albany International Airport.
Amsterdam Higher Education
Schenectady County Community College, Excelsior College and Union College are among the nearby colleges.