Amsterdamøya

Amsterdamøya (English: Amsterdam Island) is a small island off the northwest coast of West-Spitsbergen.

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Amsterdamøya - History
... Amsterdamøya was first seen by Willem Barents in 1596 ... The Dutch first occupied it in 1614 (the year in which it was probably named), building a temporary whaling station on the island's southeastern promontory ...