Fort Nieuw Amsterdam
Fort Nieuw Amsterdam
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Gene R J
Silver Spring, MD8,444 contributions
Mar 2020
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.
Written March 2, 2020
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Dennis Singh
Georgetown, Guyana23 contributions
Jul 2019
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
Written January 8, 2020
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Wendy v
Kralendijk, Bonaire35 contributions
Apr 2012 • Couples
This historic building and its surroudings are beautifull and well mantained. We went there by bus and taxi, we took the bus from Paramaribo (Heiligeweg) to Meerzorg and took a taxi there and went firts to naturepark and plantage Peperpot wich is a beautifull park you can hike the 3.2 km trail through the park, you will see lots of different birds and also monkey's up close. Then we went by taxi to Fort New Amsterdam. After our visit there we took the boot to Leonsberg were we went on a dolfin/sunset tour from Waterproof Suriname, it was great to see the dolfins in the river. But to do this al in one day is not recommended it's to much and you don't have enough time to see everything, especially Peperpot, it's nice to take your time there and relax in the nature.
Written April 30, 2012
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Carina H
Sydney, Australia30 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
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.
Written January 17, 2019
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SunnyW358
Albuquerque, NM6,480 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
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 lily pads.

We also had a little picnic in this park.
Written July 12, 2017
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Kim01263
Utrecht, The Netherlands32 contributions
Dec 2015 • Couples
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 on the boat. The boats go on irregular times. It's a nice trip.
Written April 7, 2016
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Chloe C
8 contributions
Mar 2016 • Couples
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 is not too much left of the fort, however there are some buildings left. The place is large and feels more like a nice park to walk around in or a picnic spot.
Written March 2, 2016
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Film G
New England893 contributions
Feb 2016 • Couples
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 history. Be Sure to visit the new Telecommunications Museum by the fort entrance. The exhibits are not much -- old phones and telegraph equipment -- but it's in a new building with air conditioning and modern, very clean toilets.
Written February 22, 2016
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OceanWanderer
Brisbane368 contributions
Nov 2014 • Couples
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 if it came under fire. There is also an old lightship which used to mark the entrance to the Paramaribo river. It is in a state of bad disrepair - you can get on board but need to be very careful - there are holes and rotten planks. Unless something is done it won't last much longer. There are also whimsical artistic objects made out of scrap which are quite entertaining, though nothing to do with the fort. All in all, definitely worth a visit.
Written April 23, 2015
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ptyduke
Florida665 contributions
Mar 2015 • Friends
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 across the river while the driver waited for us.
Written March 26, 2015
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