Fort Nieuw Amsterdam, Nieuw Amsterdam

(3.7/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web)
Step back into the 18th century at Fort Nieuw Amsterdam, a fort turned museum which calls the confluence of the rivers Suriname and Commewinje home. The museum grounds feature buildings and items dating back to the 1700s. Highlights include several historical monuments and two gunpowder houses. Take a look at our Nieuw Amsterdam trip generator to schedule your visit to Fort Nieuw Amsterdam and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The fort is by car or bicycle from Paramaribo. With the bicycle cross the River in a tent you boat. The star-shaped floor plan is still visible, and the old brick buildings are well preserved. In the old prison are a number of rooms furnished with exhibits on the slave past, including scale models of the main plantation buildings.
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  • Crossing the river from Paramaribo to visit Nieuw Amsterdam is a must for anyone interested in the history of the colony. It is a well preserved attraction, and adds to the understanding of the defenc...  more »
  • Nice to visit and see how the country was defended by the Dutch in front of other European countries. Some buildings, as well as the prison are intact and well worth a visit. It is also a nice place, at the mouth of 2 rivers, for relaxation with family and friends.
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  • Beautiful place to take a relaxing walk