Thanks for the comments, everyone! It's been awhile since I visited the city now, I should probably go there again.
Originally Posted by MTLskyline
Thanks for the pics! I remember being quite impressed with the size and architecture of Albany when I first went there about 10 years ago. It's about a 4 hour drive from Montreal, a bit past the midway point to New York City. I don't think most Canadians are aware that it is actually worth seeing too. When in Albany, one must eat at Jack's Oyster House
That said, I don't recall if there is any Dutch/Flemish-style architecture there. Do any of the buildings date from the New Netherland period?
I don't think there's anything left from the New Netherland period. There are some rare structures from early 18th century, but I doubt anything of the 1600s survived. There is, however, a preserved etching in the Library of Congress, made in 1789 showing the then-100plus year old rowhouses from the New Netherland period. I guess they were demolished in the 19th century. The Dutch legacy seems all but forgotten locally, you won't hear anyone say "I'm from the New Netherlands" like people may say about being from New England.
Here's an interesting representation of the original fort in 1624
I also found this: House of the First Dutch governors, Albany, NY