Fort Zeelandia, Paramaribo
For a better understanding of Suriname's history, visit Fort Zeelandia, an old fortress turned into a museum. Named "Fort Willoughby" until 1667, when it was captured by the Dutch and renamed after the Dutch province of Zeeland, the structure originally belonged to British settlers. View the buildings that have witnessed battles and slavery, and saw the "December Murders" in 1982. Today, the fort houses a history museum and a restaurant that serves tasty local dishes. Use our Paramaribo trip planner to visit Fort Zeelandia on your trip to Paramaribo, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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Fort Zeelandia Reviews
Wij kregen op zondagochtend de gratis rondleiding door vrijwilligers op het Fort. Er werd met enthousiasme verteld en de informatie was zeer uitgebreid. Echt een noemenswaardig attractie van Suriname! more »On Sunday morning we got the free tour of volunteers on the Fort. We were told with enthusiasm and the information was very extensive. Really a noteworthy attraction of Suriname!
Dit is een must see. De Surinaamse geschiedenis en de gedeelde Surinaams-Nederlandse geschiedenis wordt heel heel goed uitgelegd en weergegeven. Wij kregen een zeer informatieve rondleiding van een en... more »This is a must see. Surinamese history and the shared Surinamese-Dutch history are very well explained and displayed. We got a very informative tour of an enthusiastic lady who could tell beautifully. Afterwards you can enjoy a nice snack and a drink in the restaurant which has a nice terrace on the Suriname River. Recommended.
Lovely spot to wander around. The cafe itself is one of the few quiet spots to get a coffee and sit by the river. Staff are great.
A treassure of historical information with great people to get to know Suriname.
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