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. Use our Paramaribo trip itinerary maker site to arrange your visit to Independence Square (Onafhankelijksplein) and other attractions in Paramaribo.
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  • Was formerly the Orange square in front of the independence. Are now what flags and images but for the rest probably only sentimental value for the Surinamese people.
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  • From the city centre via the waterfront and from other. Also many other historic buildings in the area
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  • This is one of those unavoidable places if you visit Parbo. Most of the city's attractions are around this Square. We loved the stroll along the river ad the Dutch style buildings. Also saw some staff...  more »
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