Independence Square (Onafhankelijksplein), Paramaribo

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Government Building
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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  • Surrounded by the Presidential Palace, Flag Plaza and the city hall, the muddy "grass" square is since this week (May 16) fenced and under construction.  more »
  • Before independence in 1975 the 'Onafhankeliijksplein' was called by the Dutch the 'Gouvernementsplein'. The big open square is surrounded by the country's most important buildings: the Presidential P...  more »
  • 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 »