Fort Nieuw Amsterdam, Nieuw Amsterdam

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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. Add Fort Nieuw Amsterdam and other attractions to your Nieuw Amsterdam trip itinerary using our Nieuw Amsterdam road trip app .
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  • Fun and interesting trip. It is easily reached by car also a net café and sanitation. We were there in the early afternoon with 33 degrees it is very hot to walk around.
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  • The Fort has historically been an important place for Suriname. The open-air museum, for which you pay a small entrance, offers many military, interesting building and exhibition objects. Unfortunately seems to have in English and not very little interest in this museum guests speaking Dutch. Many exhibits are just labeled Dutch. The museum itself is very nice and has a park-like design. It loads to the stroll (if it's not too hot) a. We were there on a Sunday. On one such day, many locals use the parks around the open-air museum for recreation. It brings his meals and the entire family and enjoying life outdoors in the beautiful surroundings. We have chosen the ferry at the end of the "Anton"Drachtenweg to get the Fort Nieuw Amsterdam
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  • We enjoyed walking around this park visiting historical buildings, admiring canons, and simply being outdoors & admiring the river across us. I was pleasantly surprised to see several giant lily pads ...  more »
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  • Beautiful place to take a relaxing walk
  • In the old days, I was using cannons, buildings have been preserved.
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Where to stay in Nieuw Amsterdam

For a range of accommodation options and easy boat or car access to Nieuw Amsterdam, stay in the capital city of Paramaribo, which lies just across the Suriname River. Paramaribo offers a good selection of elegant old hotels with luxury rooms and services, as well as newer high-rise hotels with pools, spas, gym facilities, and more. If planning on a longer stay in the area, consider renting an apartment in one of the main residential areas by the waterfront.
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