Independence Square (Onafhankelijksplein), Paramaribo

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Located at the heart of the city and in many ways the hub of activity here, Independence Square (Onafhankelijksplein) attracts visitors interested in Surinamese history or those looking for a place to sit and admire grand colonial buildings. Stroll the plaza and take in surrounding sights like the presidential palace. Used just as much by locals for activities ranging from ultimate frisbee to dance classes, this square has a dynamic energy that balances its relatively unfussy aesthetics. A number of restaurants, hotels, and shops are also situated around the square. For Independence Square (Onafhankelijksplein) and beyond, use our Paramaribo trip itinerary builder to get the most from your Paramaribo vacation.
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  • This beautiful square is well maintained and pleasing to the eye. It is near fort Zeelandia and with the River near a cooling breeze
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  • a simple square with lots of history. it is surrounded by the presidential palace and other historical buildings in a area that is on the unesco heritage list. The square itself is used at special occ...  more »
  • Being a touch overweight myself, I love the statue of the tubby man; leaders are usually svelte, or at least portrayed that way, but here is an unashamedly portly politician. He gazes over a fine park...  more »