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Independence Square (Onafhankelijksplein)

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Cool buildings

This is one of those unavoidable places if you visit Parbo. Most of the city's attractions are... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2017
Queensland, Australia
walk around

I walked around the capital city. The square is close to the market where you can buy local fruits... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2017
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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19 Oct 2018
“Is this really a square”
20 Nov 2017
“Cool buildings”
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Reviewed 19 October 2018

Its difficult to see this as an Independence Square. However, this is an area where there are some attractive buildings, which make this a nice area to walk through rather than an iconic square.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nastame
Reviewed 21 November 2017

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 looking after the stray dogs near the parliament house...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank thegeektraveller
Reviewed 10 October 2017

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 traffic.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Poleinahole
Reviewed 21 September 2017

I walked around the capital city. The square is close to the market where you can buy local fruits and vegetables as well as a plethora of other things. It was nice to go there to catch the feeling of the city. I would recommend...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Caribbean27
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The Independance square is under construction and will be open to the public in 2018. This square is center point between historic buildings and the boardwalk at the river side. It is a nice place to be. When in good condition, families come here with...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Reviewed 21 May 2017

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.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Anita J
Reviewed 23 April 2017

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 Palace - all in white, the Parliament (De Nationale Assemblee) - a modern construction and the Ministry of...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

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 occasions

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Cristel D
Reviewed 11 January 2017

This square near the Parliament is of historical value. It is a place where everyone gathers for either festivals or where the locals show of their beautifull singing birds. Great for photographers and nearby the city center and Waterkant.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Ashok_Bhattoe
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This is a great place to take pictures near the Presidential Palace, the history of the Square is interesting as well!

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Engerdes
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