Fact # 1
The Hudson is a broad, full-flowing river that has access to the Atlantic Ocean.
Fact # 2
The first Dutch Colonies were created on the island of Manhattan, which is now one of the largest cities in the United States – New York.
A wide and deep river along which ships could move into the interior of America was a strategic and economically viable place. The Netherlands primarily sought to obtain financial benefits and profits from its ownership, so Manhattan was a profitable place for them since the river connects the Atlantic Ocean and the internal lands. There began the creation of New Amsterdam, which today is New York.