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Fort Zeelandia, Paramaribo

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For a better understanding of Suriname's history, visit Fort Zeelandia, an old fortress turned into a museum. Named "Fort Willoughby" until 1667, when it was captured by the Dutch and renamed after the Dutch province of Zeeland, the structure originally belonged to British settlers. View the buildings that have witnessed battles and slavery, and saw the "December Murders" in 1982. Today, the fort houses a history museum and a restaurant that serves tasty local dishes. To visit Fort Zeelandia and get the most from your holiday in Paramaribo, create itinerary details personal to you using our Paramaribo itinerary planner.
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  • Fort Zeelandia is worth not only the history of this old fort afdruipt, but also the museum is worth a visit. It is also impressive to see the wall and the plaque on the site of the december murders. If you still are walking by the good restaurant with a Dutch operator and enjoy fine cuisine and a magnificent view on the Suriname River.
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  • Historical, peaceful and really rather tranquil, this old fort in the centre of Paramaribo is a terrific "target" for a walk through the city. Although the fine restaurant Baka Foto has moved on, appa...  more »
  • Historic site (december-murders) and nice short retrospective on the history of Suriname in the attic
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  • The history of this fort is amazing! I like the view from the fort onto the Surinam river.
  • Ok place, calm, but has a dark history. Name is fort Zeelandia
  • This is a small fort, but nice one. You can see the river from top.
  • history preserved... rare and beautiful
  • Amazing place