A detailed history of New Rotterdam can be seen on CNT's show A History of Liberty City in Grand Theft Auto IV. The colony was established by the British explorer Horatio Humboldt on 4 September 1609. In 1647, the East India Trading Company hired a general named Gloria Hole to return civility and productivity to the colony.
On 27 August 1664, New Rotterdam was attacked by armed British warships, which successfully claimed the colony and renamed it Liberty City. However, the Rotterdam name lives on in the form of the Rotterdam Hill neighbourhood in the Broker borough of Liberty City, and the Rotterdam Tower in the Algonquin borough.