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Fort Zeelandia

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fort Zeelandia is the linking pin in Surinam's history. The story of its early years and why is it call Fort Zeelandia is interesting enough but is is of course the recent history with the ugly December murders which putted Zeelandia on the world map....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank spiegelaar
Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

Like most things in Suriname which is rather disappointing and frustrating this place closes early. We were allowed on the grounds but everything was closed up other than a tiny coffee shop. Sadly on the day we arrived , there were 4 ladies in the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AngelaSmith S
Reviewed 24 November 2018

It is not the most imposing structure, but its history captures so much of Suriname. Starting as a modest, wooden structure built by the French in 1640, it evolved over centuries to a stronger stone bastion. It traded hands from French to British to Dutch...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Reslysten54
Reviewed 1 November 2018

If you do like to go a little deeper into Suriname hystory this is a place to spend a day.. So take it slowely and let all information come to you. THERE IS SO MUCH TO LEARN. .

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank richard_fenger
Reviewed 19 October 2018

This is an attractive Fort with some interesting exhibits over a period of time. The Fort has had a chequered history and usage, but now is an interesting museum. There are good views from the old settlements. There is also an excellent little cafe serving...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nastame
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Nice place, great view from it and a very nice restaurant inside the premises. Interesting historical place.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Shlomi T
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

A must and do the Sunday free guide tour 10.30 or 12.00 Please give royal tip as the museum is very cash short.. Visit Sunday 07.00-09.30 the singing birds competition nearby at Onafhankelijkheidsplein.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Hans M
Reviewed 20 August 2018

I chose to eat at Fort Zeelandia and to my dismay, the food is so delicious. the place is so quiet. Location is very accessible because it is located in the middle of the city. its so relaxing eating where you can see the river...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank refren
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

A fort made by the Dutch in the 16th century. Typical star shape from the period. The museum is interesting. Offers nice shade on the typical heat of Paramaribo

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank J9060NHcarlosl
Reviewed 19 August 2018

This fort is interesting both due to the building itself and its history, and because of the museum display relating to Surinam's history. The notices are mostly in Dutch so getting a guide would be worth it. There are interesting displays explaining about the different...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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