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“Great glimpse at colonial and indigenous history”
Review of Fort Zeelandia

Fort Zeelandia
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$34.77*
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Paramaribo City Tour
Ranked #2 of 51 things to do in Paramaribo
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

The Fort itself looks great and has clearly been refurbished. The museum inside highlights a substantial period of history from Dutch arrival until the 19th century. That said, some of the more recent and unsavory history of the fort in the past thirty years is ignored. The historical apothecary downstairs was fascinating - well worth a visit. Your ticket gains you access to a two story colonial house across from the fort, which has some more modern miscellany that I recommend you check out.

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Reviewed January 9, 2013

Dutch history comes alive here. Great little restaurant with outside eatery across the parking lot. At the waterfront of the Suriname river. Small fee.

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Reviewed December 31, 2012

It's very beautiful and preserved... Near the river whereyou can see the boats and thebeautiful bridge

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Reviewed December 16, 2012 via mobile

If you can, visit on Sunday and take advantage if the tour guides' knowledge!

Without his stories, many of the displays are hard to interpret, with sometimes little in the way of explanatory cards etc. for example the jewelry display could really benefit from more information.

Tour times were 10:30 and 12:30 when we visited and are led by volunteer historians.

Thank RuthFB
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Reviewed November 23, 2012

This Museum does not give you any insight in the history of Surinam. There is a story about two slaves that ran away, but it's hard to place that story. Far more interesting is the statue that you'll find outside. It was put there by the late president Venetiaan in 2009 and remembers those unfortunate Suriname elite that were shot on that exact spot in December 1980. When I was there was talk of the closure of the Museum, but I learned recently that is still open to the public.

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