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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  • 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 »
  • Independence Square remains beautiful. What a beautiful historic place. Beautiful both during the day and in the evening.
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  • The square is nothing much, but the streets around it has some wonderful old Dutch colonial houses in good shape. It's hot so try and visit early in the morning or on Sunday morning when there is no t...  more »

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