The series New Amsterdam is about the VOC (the Dutch East India Company), the world's first global, capitalist company (1602-1799). A Dutch public/private trade-and-war company, aiming to shift the focus of the Eighty Years' War to archenemy Spain’s overseas assets in order to conquer them and to take over their trade.
War, robbery, murder, slavery, drugs, disease, adventure and sex in the Golden Age. In New Amsterdam we follow a number of wealthy Dutch families as well as sailors and soldiers around the globe.
In each season a number of ships set sail: who will come back rich and alive?