Fort Zeelandia

Fort Zeelandia, Paramaribo: Hours, Address, Fort Zeelandia Reviews: 4/5

Fort Zeelandia
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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mrc282
United States3,977 contributions
Mar 2022 • Solo
Fort Zeelandia is currently closed due to covid but occasionally you see the door open when the onsite restaurant is operating. the food tastes good (american / italian) but it is priced in USD and is expensive by Suriname standards (3x regular fare)

as it was a public holiday in Suriname, many eateries in Paramaribo were closed. so I took the opportunity to peek around the fort while dining here and wish the fort is open for better exploration.
Written March 18, 2022
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Hermes_NL 🇳🇱
Amsterdam, The Netherlands19,874 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Fort Zeelandia was first built by the British and extended by the Dutch as a fortification on a prominent point on the Suriname river. It has mostly been a prison throughout the years, and even the scene of recent history with the political December murders in 1982. Now it is a rather gorgeous small museum about the history of Suriname. Outside is the statue of Queen Wilhelmina, also the monarch of Suriname in her days.
Written February 14, 2020
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Jan T
Leidschendam, The Netherlands842 contributions
Nov 2019
The fort was much smaller as expected. Several rooms did contain expositions with old utensils. The historic pharmac was very nice to see. The fort looks out over the river.
There is a monument with the names of victims of the December murders 1982.
Written January 26, 2020
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Every Step Every Nation
Santa Cruz, CA64 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
Lovely to view a bit of Suriname’s history! It is next to the Suriname river and you’ll have a great view of the bridge during clear sky! It’s in the Inner City Of Paramaribo, a UNESCO World Heritage site!
Written December 25, 2019
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Oliver D
London, UK79 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
Inaccessible but pretty obvious there was nothing much to see if one could gave got past the front gate. No signs up to explain anything
Written November 12, 2019
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Carina H
Sydney, Australia29 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
We were fortunate to have an excellent volunteer guide for our recent visit to this Fort. The lady had lots of historical knowledge about the fort and Suriname. We learnt about the French, British and Dutch buildings on this site. There are many interesting exhibits as well as the buildings themselves. There are items from the Amerindians as well as other inhabitants of Suriname. We saw the place where the December murders took place - bullet holes remain in the wall. The guide shared many fascinating stories about the people who had lived here. Highly recommend this place. The museum shop was slightly disappointing - would be enhanced with modern postcards, books about Suriname and other souvenirs. The cafe at the Fort had lovely river views and the food was nice.
Written January 18, 2019
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SunnyW358
Albuquerque, NM6,443 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
We walked around here several times and also went into the Baka Foto restaurant. It was very pleasant to enjoy the sunset observing the river activities. Early in the morning also, before it got hot, it was nice to jog/walk in the area. Historical buildings and the well-kept park added to the beauty of the place.
Written July 12, 2017
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Bruce R
Summerville, SC46 contributions
Aug 2014 • Business
Not commercial, just a walk from the parks, National Assembly, and presidential palace. Suriname had several colonial rulers but the Dutch left an architectural gem. Local people have carefully restored many buildings for offices, etc. Not overdone - the preservation is one of the best things about Paramaribo.
Written July 11, 2015
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KrissCrossie
Netherlands43 contributions
Nice fort in reasonable condition. Especially go on sundays, because at 10:30 am and 12:00 pm there are excellent free tours with lots of information given by the voluntairy guides.
Written March 29, 2015
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Big_Chris_Goodland
Lafayette, LA120 contributions
Cost to get in 10 SRD. They offer a guided tour on Sundays. You can still get quite a bit of info most other days as well. Expect to stay 60 to 90 minutes to see nearly everything. There are holes that show were the people were shot during the December Murders. Look into local history for more information about that. The prison where they were kept is nearby. find the DDD mark on the wall. The meaning of the DDD is within the Fort. There is a resturant and a small gift shop. It was a nice little tour. The down side is that it is still a military site and so it is prohibited to take pictures inside.
Written December 30, 2010
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