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Centrale Markt

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A cool market in an emerging market country

There's plenty to do and see here. Upstairs I bought t-shirts and saw nice linens. Downstairs I... read more

Reviewed January 7, 2019
New York City, New York
Colourfull market!

It is a joy to walk through this large Central Market hall. The enormous veriety of foodstuffs... read more

Reviewed December 28, 2018
Breda, The Netherlands
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Waterkant | tegenover Jodenbreestraat, Paramaribo, Suriname
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Reviewed January 7, 2019

There's plenty to do and see here. Upstairs I bought t-shirts and saw nice linens. Downstairs I bought various fruits and a few souvenirs. The market apparently opens very early and is mostly done by 1pm. Go on Saturday. Closed on Sundays

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 50countriesman
Reviewed December 28, 2018

It is a joy to walk through this large Central Market hall. The enormous veriety of foodstuffs, vegetables, fruits etc plus on the first floor the many stalls with clothing or other hardware items is well worth visiting.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank spiegelaar
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Of course one must visit this place. But Surinam sadly is economically so much sliding down, even the fish is not displayed on ice... There is the North hall for Marrons: be there before 10.30 because the herbs then still smell fresh. The South hall...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Hans M
Reviewed August 2, 2018

The Central Market of Paramaribo in the city center is an amazing experience to see the real taste of Suriname in the capital. Buy fresh fruits, vegetables, fresh catch from the rivers, delicious! Go to the central market if you like to see the real...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank BrontoPi
Reviewed April 14, 2018

Worderful experience, close to all other shopping. Take the children, sample the local fare and fell free to suport the locals they work very hard to make a living. Take nothing for granted life is to short.!!!!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Antoine M
Reviewed April 10, 2018

indoor and outdoor market with many local products and food stalls. Opens every day except on Sunday.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Nieske_zld
Reviewed October 18, 2017

Huge activity. A whirl of market merchants. Sections of vegetables, fresh fish, live crabs. live chickens, fruits, spices, too much to mention.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank geroldr706
Reviewed May 21, 2017

To storeys high, the ground floor is for fresh food like fruits, vegetabels, fish and meat. Also the small Suriname foodstalls are located here, you can sit at the counter, while the food is cooked for you. Upstares plasticware, pottery, shoes, clothes, very nice fabrics,...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Anita J
Reviewed April 22, 2017

The Centrale Markt by the banks of the river Suriname is divided into several parts, not of all of them are interesting to the tourist, especially not the part where the Chinese, who have flooded Suriname with their shops, sell cheap plastic object and textiles....More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank saronic
Reviewed March 29, 2017

Such a market probably can be seen in almost all Caribean countries. This one has much more variety in products refelcting the many cultures living in Surinam

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank BenM291254
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