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Nieuw Amsterdam

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Just across the Suriname River from the nation's capital of Paramaribo, the small town of Nieuw Amsterdam has a population of around 5,650. The main cultural attractions in Nieuw Amsterdam include an 18th-century fortress and local museums relating to the complex human history of the area. Small restaurants sell primarily Javanese-style food in the main town center, which has a few architectural highlights in the form of colonial-era houses and a Hindustan mosque. When using our Suriname holiday planner, you're building your holiday based on your own interests, visitor reviews, and the informed opinions of our well-traveled writers.
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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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