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Fort Nieuw Amsterdam

Open Air Museum Fort Nieuw Amsterdam | Wilhelminastraat, New Amsterdam, Commewijne, Nieuw Amsterdam, Suriname
+597 322-225
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Interesting place

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
SunnyW358
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Fort, Prison, Museum

In a strategic location at the confluence of the rivers Suriname and Commewijne was built in the... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
saronic
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Open Air Museum Fort Nieuw Amsterdam | Wilhelminastraat, New Amsterdam, Commewijne, Nieuw Amsterdam, Suriname
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  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 31 January 2017

Crossing the river from Paramaribo to visit Nieuw Amsterdam is a must for anyone interested in the history of the colony. It is a well preserved attraction, and adds to the understanding of the defence of this remote and isolated land. There are day tours...More

Thank MaxGlobetrotter
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 Chloe C
Reviewed 22 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
Reviewed 27 March 2015

This piece of Surinamese history is being neglected. Signs need to be redone as many are so faded that they are barely legible. The government should take the lead in preserving its historical timepieces. It is not that easy to access. We took a boat...More

1  Thank ptyduke
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