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Fort Zeelandia, Paramaribo
(4/5 based on 320+ 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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  • You can walk and go back in years, is a quiet restaurant where you can eat
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  • Alleenaar a bunch of walls to see what was once the fort was .... Not worth it, free of charge, so only we.
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  • Definitely worth to visit this location including the museum. It gives an insight of the turbulent, troubled and shocking past of Suriname. Definitely also worth with a nice view of a drink, bite to eat in the restaurant Baka Picture
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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