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Historic ruins beside the Suriname River

We had the place to ourselves when we visited recently. There is excellent information about the... read more

Reviewed January 18, 2019
Sydney, Australia
A historic place worth a visit!

We visited Jodensavanne by boat, a delightful 2 hours cruise from our starting point south of... read more

Reviewed December 28, 2018
Breda, The Netherlands
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Cornelis Jongbawstraat 31, Paramaribo, Suriname
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Reviewed March 2, 2019

We stopped here by boat and were pleasantly surprised to see that the area was so well maintained; it looked overgrown from the waterfront. There is plenty of information about its history and it is nice walking around the ruins of the synagogue and the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 18, 2019

We had the place to ourselves when we visited recently. There is excellent information about the former Jewish settlement and the buildings in both English and Dutch. A small museum with pictures and information about Jewish settlement across the whole of the Carribean. Well worth...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 28, 2018

We visited Jodensavanne by boat, a delightful 2 hours cruise from our starting point south of Paramaribo. The site is indeed a bit mysterious, as only a large cemetery remains plus the ruins of the synagogue. There are no remains anymore of any of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed April 10, 2018

it is about one hour drive from Paramaribo. All that is left are the remains of a synagoge and a graveyard.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 24, 2018

We found it very worthwhile to experience this site, which is just off the river. While it is true that all that's left of the synagogue is some ruins, there were a few signs and old photographs that tried to put things in context. We...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank DougS51
Reviewed December 12, 2017

Historic and a little bit mysterious place. In the midst of the jungle, near the Suriname river suddenly there is a place with the remains of an old Jewish plantation: the ruin of a synagogue, stone tombs of Jewish people and wooden crosses above the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Ammiel M
Reviewed December 7, 2017

Around 600 Jewish families became plantation owners in the area called the Jodensavanne, 50 kilometers upriver from Paramaribo. The area is now an historical site. There is a small museum with a lot of interesting photographs.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Nhiker
Reviewed November 30, 2017

Wonderful historical place. - I recomend that every Jewish person visiting Suriname must visit this beautiful place and say a "Kaddish" !!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank etrablo
Reviewed September 10, 2017

After reading the book How expensive was the sugar I really enjoyed visiting Joden Savanne. Our guide was excellent but we missed the tour by Cynthia McLeod by a day which was a pity

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank JanvanNes
Reviewed April 30, 2017

This is one of the most amazing places i've ever visited: yes, having a jewish husband adds some importance, but there is such an atmosphere, such an energy you can't help feeling it. Leaving apart the historical/cultural part, even the "jungle" itself is gorgeous, fat...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Prijzen variëren, afhankelijk van type trip dat je boekt. Zelf heb ik een meerdaagse trip gedaan met ook Brownsberg en Bergendal. Dat was inclusief vervoer, 2 overnachtingen en eten/drinken en dergelijke zo'n 200-300€ per... More
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