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“Best for history buffs” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Fort Zeelandia

Fort Zeelandia
Paramaribo, Suriname
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Paramaribo
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Portland, Oregon
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Best for history buffs”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

And really, what else are you going to do in Paramaribo? You may as well visit Zeelandia. There is a lot of interesting stuff here if you are a history buff. Suriname has a very fascinating history, and Fort Zeelandia was key in much of that history. Ideally, you would read a bit about the history of Suriname before you go. You will get more out of it. Fort Zeelandia itself is dark, depressing, and a bit bleak. But it is loaded with great displays relevant to the history of Suriname. Walking the ramparts also offers good views of the river.

Visited March 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
florida
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409 reviews 409 reviews
178 attraction reviews
Reviews in 126 cities Reviews in 126 cities
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
“A Fort in the Middle of the Wooden City”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

This is a very interesting attraction to visit not only because of its age but its historical nature.
There is a sign that says the fort is from the 1740"s.
It also houses a small museum although nothing is in English

Visited December 2013
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Paramaribo, Paramaribo, Suriname
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4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Photo opportunity”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Interesting historic site, some good photo opportunities. Not very much to do here and should probably be visited as part of a tour. There is also a very good restaurant on site.

Visited November 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Beautiful historical site”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Gorgeous setting. Rich in history. One disappointment was everything in the old fort was in Dutch only. English would be a nice addition to the exhibit so we could actually learn the history.

Visited October 2013
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St. Kitts
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“Nice to Visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I loved the very well kept old fort and the restaurant there was excellent too. It is very near to the cities Presidential Palace and has many old Mahogany trees around its location. It is also close to the River where you can stroll along the Promenade there which tends to be very busy with people.

Visited August 2013
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