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Fort Nieuw Amsterdam

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Fort Nieuw Amsterdam

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Open Air Museum Fort Nieuw Amsterdam Wilhelminastraat, New Amsterdam, Commewijne, Nieuw Amsterdam Suriname
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Gene R J wrote a review Mar 2020
Silver Spring, Maryland4,299 contributions626 helpful votes
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We drove a rental car 24 km northeast from our Downtown Oasis Guesthouse, crossing over the 1 mile Suriname Bridge and arriving here at 11AM. After paying $2 US each at the entry, we strolled along the fort's earthen walls, seeing military artifacts along the way to the Gunpowder Storage, Carriage House, Plantation House and finally the Prison. This facility had concrete cells and other rooms with displays of the varied immigrant cultures (many descriptions in Dutch) that make up the present day Suriname citizenship. Driving 6 km east to add the 1882 Marienburg 'suikerfabriek' ruins made for an interesting morning tour.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Jan T wrote a review Jan 2020
Leidschendam, The Netherlands847 contributions139 helpful votes
Worth a visit. The area is dotted with interesting sites, about the fort, plantations and allot of information of the people of Suriname in the central buildings. Beside the paths are many types of plants and we did see several birds around.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Dennis Singh wrote a review Jan 2020
Georgetown, Guyana23 contributions3 helpful votes
The boat ride was exciting to the Fort. Its a very big area with trees, buildings, historic sights and a very interesting and friendly guide. If you love nature and history, my advice is to pay the Fort a visit
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Rafael Jantz wrote a review Jul 2019
Paramaribo, Suriname8 contributions4 helpful votes
It is a beautiful spot to visit for a walk around to indulge in the history of suriname.However thats where it needs some improvement. Actually showing the history of Suriname. Great to combine this trip with also traveling to Marienburg or a boat ride to Fredericksdorp.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Carina H wrote a review Jan 2019
Sydney, Australia29 contributions56 helpful votes
The Fort wasn’t officially open when we visited, but we sneaked in a side gate. Plenty of information in Dutch and English about the historical buildings. Very poignant display in one house of the horrendous slave trade. In the former prison there was excellent information on the different people who were brought to Suriname or migrated here. Virtually all travelled from far away. Excellent museum, highly recommend to all visiting Suriname.
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Date of experience: December 2018
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