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“Must visit when coming to Suriname”
Review of Fort Zeelandia

Fort Zeelandia
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$34.40*
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Paramaribo City Tour
Ranked #2 of 50 things to do in Paramaribo
Certificate of Excellence
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Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Must visit when coming to Suriname”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Rich history experience. The fort has a museum and several other former military buildings. Also houses one of the best restaurants in town "Bakafoto". Great pastas, fish dishes. Good ambiance and nice view along the river.

Visited March 2014
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fort & Museum”
Reviewed April 10, 2014

The fort is very well preserved. It details an interesting history of Paramaribo. There are many good photo opportunities in the fort. Plus, it is very near the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Visited April 2014
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Wolvega, The Netherlands
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Place with history”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

Especilly for the Dutch and other people who are interested in the history of the city, go here on a sunday. Then there is a tour with a great guy. He tells you about the history of the fort, but also about the city and country. He does it with a personal view.

Visited February 2014
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Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
Reviewed February 22, 2014

I did the Sunday morning free guided tour and enjoed the story telling of the guide (though she was sometimes a little overdoing it). You understand the place better with the guide and it is really interesting to hear the stories about the slavery, the attack of the pirates and last but not least the december murders of 1982.
You should go here when in Paramaribo! It is such a historical place.

Visited February 2014
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Portland, Oregon
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Best for history buffs”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

And really, what else are you going to do in Paramaribo? You may as well visit Zeelandia. There is a lot of interesting stuff here if you are a history buff. Suriname has a very fascinating history, and Fort Zeelandia was key in much of that history. Ideally, you would read a bit about the history of Suriname before you go. You will get more out of it. Fort Zeelandia itself is dark, depressing, and a bit bleak. But it is loaded with great displays relevant to the history of Suriname. Walking the ramparts also offers good views of the river.

Visited March 2013
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