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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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  • This corner of the city of Paramaribo back at the same time, history, culture and local cuisine. A good place to read a book or chat with friends. Near this place there's a can't-miss fair of handicrafts of the original peoples of Suriname.
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  • Nice fort, but still very ironic that a guy who is a suspect of commiting a very serious crime at this place here holds office a few 100 meters away....  more »
  • You should have seen if you Fort Zeelandia in Surinam. It is full of history. If you are on Sunday morning is going to get you a free tour.
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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