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Nice visit for an afternoon

This is petty far from the city and we got here by a hired car. The fort wall itself is gone but... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2017
Ying Z
Queensland, Australia
Interesting place

We enjoyed walking around this park visiting historical buildings, admiring canons, and simply... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Open Air Museum Fort Nieuw Amsterdam | Wilhelminastraat, New Amsterdam, Commewijne, Nieuw Amsterdam, Suriname
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

if you are a history fan then you will love it here. The buildings are well kept and there are signs explaining the history of each place.

Thank Estherwattie
Reviewed 21 November 2017

This is petty far from the city and we got here by a hired car. The fort wall itself is gone but some old buildings remain. A good half day-trip.

Thank Ying Z
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We enjoyed walking around this park visiting historical buildings, admiring canons, and simply being outdoors & admiring the river across us. I was pleasantly surprised to see several giant lily pads in one of the lotus ponds. This pond looked way too small for the...More

2  Thank SunnyW358
Reviewed 20 April 2017

In a strategic location at the confluence of the rivers Suriname and Commewijne was built in the 18th century a fort, called Nieuw Amsterdam, to protect the plantations further inland. It was built as a pentagon with 5 bastions, of which remains can still be...More

Thank saronic
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Nice to stroll in the outside areas, some good info about the place and its history but the way it is presented can be much improved and innovated. Still a good afternoon spending especially if you travel there by boat.

Thank Olivia K
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Nice and neatly kept museum with beautifully restored tropical buildings and lots of tropical trees and flowers. Informative and fun for kids. Not far from Paramaribo.

Thank Jan K
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Very interesting place with lot's of history: slavery and colonial/plantation period. Impressive. You can also visit an old planters house. Nice location. We rented a bike in Paramaribo and crossed the river at Leonsberg Jetty with a watertaxi. You can take your bike with you...More

2  Thank Kim01263
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

This place feels like more of a park as opposed to a fort. It costs 12.50srd to entry which allows you entry to some museums most of the information is in Dutch only some areas have English as well. The museums are small and there...More

1  Thank ChloeC1482
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

It's not a fort in the sense of walls and parapets...more of a military installation surrounded by a soil berm. There are 2 powder magazines and an old jail to see. The other structures are gone. There are some useful exhibits on plantation and slave...More

1  Thank Film G
Reviewed 24 April 2015

This fort, which is still not fully preserved, contains a number of interesting old buildings and fortifications. There is a walking trail around. Of particular interest is the gunpowder magazine, which looks like a church and is carefully designed not to allow sparks to enter...More

1  Thank OceanWanderer
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