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Fort Zeelandia, Paramaribo

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web
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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  • On the first day of our trip visited this museum. The collection is what messy but you can see a lot of history. Entrance is a few dollars and you get if desired explanation about the exhibition. Now also a small exhibition about tattoo's and piercings, which is nice to it
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  • A very impressive museum with herdekkings plate for the 15 people killed in the december murders. A lot of information about the history of Suriname. Little info about the current Government (logical else had the museum probably no longer exist ...)
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  • Fort Zeelandia is a great place to learn more about the different cultures in Suriname and how they are all joined together in this country. The price is 20 srd per adult. Make sure you take something...  read more »
  • 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
  • history preserved... rare and beautiful
  • Amazing place
  • This Fort has been called 'Fort Zeelandia' ever since the Dutch captured it in 1667. The current title is thus over 300 years out of date and should be changed.
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