Fort Nieuw Amsterdam, Nieuw Amsterdam

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Specialty Museum Museum
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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  • 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 »
  • In a strategic location at the confluence of the rivers Suriname and Commewijne was built in the 18th century a fort, called Nieuw Amsterdam, to protect the plantations further inland. It was built as...  more »
  • Nice to stroll in the outside areas, some good info about the place and its history but the way it is presented can be much improved and innovated. Still a good afternoon spending especially if you tr...  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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