For a better understanding of Suriname's history, visit Fort Zeelandia, an old fortress turned into a museum. Named "Fort Willoughby" until 1667, when it was captured by the Dutch and renamed after the Dutch province of Zeeland, the structure originally belonged to British settlers. View the buildings that have witnessed battles and slavery, and saw the "December Murders" in 1982. Today, the fort houses a history museum and a restaurant that serves tasty local dishes. Use our Paramaribo trip planner to visit Fort Zeelandia on your trip to Paramaribo, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Fort Zeelandia Reviews
Dit museum is natuurlijk een must voor iedere bezoeker van Paramaribo. Hier is geschiedenis geschreven. Iedere zondag om 10.30u. en 12.00u. gratis rondleiding door gids van het museum. Dat was een waa... more »This museum is of course a must for every visitor of Paramaribo. Here is history written. Every Sunday at 10.30 H. and 12.00 hrs. Free tour of museum guide. That was a valuable addition, because not all that is to be seen is well described.
This building is a relic back from when the Dutch still occupied Suriname. It looks fairly good on the outside but maintenance is virtually non-existent. more »
Lovely spot to wander around. The cafe itself is one of the few quiet spots to get a coffee and sit by the river. Staff are great.
A treassure of historical information with great people to get to know Suriname.
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