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Great open air museum

The Fort wasn’t officially open when we visited, but we sneaked in a side gate. Plenty of... read more

Reviewed January 17, 2019
Sydney, Australia
Worth a Visit

Arrived by boat and an easy 5 minute walk up to the Fort. Its spread out over a wide area and there... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2018
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 17, 2019

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...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018

Arrived by boat and an easy 5 minute walk up to the Fort. Its spread out over a wide area and there are quite a lot of buildings to visit in site. The section on plantations and different ethnic populations is interesting. Visit would have...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

if you are a history fan then you will love it here. The buildings are well kept and there are signs explaining the history of each place.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Estherwattie
Reviewed November 20, 2017

This is petty far from the city and we got here by a hired car. The fort wall itself is gone but some old buildings remain. A good half day-trip.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank thegeektraveller
Reviewed July 12, 2017

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

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank SunnyW358
Reviewed April 20, 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

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank saronic
Reviewed April 18, 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.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank 339oliviak
Reviewed July 12, 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.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Jan K
Reviewed April 7, 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

Date of experience: December 2015
2  Thank Kim01263
Reviewed March 2, 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

Date of experience: March 2016
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