Introduction to Rotterdam, New York
Rotterdam, New York, in Schenectady county, is 2 miles SW of Schenectady, New York and 141 miles N of New York, New York. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan area with. Rotterdam's population is approximately 20,535.
The present day Town of Rotterdam was first settled in by Dutch settlers in the 1660s. It was established on April 14, 1820 and named after the city of Rotterdam, Netherlands. In the mid 1800s, the town boomed as one of the major corn industries. Development of the area also boomed after the Erie Canal was opened in the mid 1820s.
Rotterdam and nearby Attractions
- Scotia - Glenville Children's Museum
- Central Park Rose Garden
- Schenectady Museum and Planetarium
- Saratoga Spa State Park
- Empire State Aerosciences Museum
- John Boyd Thacher State Park
Things To Do In Rotterdam
Rotterdam offers opportunities to indulge in a variety of recreational activities. You can visit the Poutre Park, Carman Park, Peebles Island State Park and the Saratoga Spa State Park during your leisure hours. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Schenectady Municipal Golf Course or the Whispering Pines Golf Course. Regular concerts and plays are also performed at Proctor's Theater. The Schenectady County Historical Society Museum, Empire State Aerosciences Museum and the Schenectady Museum and Planetarium are all also close by.
Regular flights are available from Albany International Airport.
Rotterdam Higher Education
Schenectady County Community College, Excelsior College and Union College are some of the nearby institutes of higher education.