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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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  • the Fort Zeelandia is a good point to overlook the river and learn about Suriname (slavery) history. As well as the more recent history, of the December Moorden (in 1982 opponents of the government, l...  more »
  • If you want to know more about Surinam and its history you should definately visit this museum. But, I wanted to visit this location, because of the 15 murders that took place at this location in 1982...  more »
  • Fort Zeelandia is a place where one can see the history of Surinam. We actually didn't visit the fortress because there's so much more to see in the vicinity and you don't have to pay for it, like mon...  more »
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  • Not as impressive but worth a visit once in the area.
  • Nice to visit at night... has a nice historic feel to it.
  • This is a small fort, but nice one. You can see the river from top.
  • 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