We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Fort Zeelandia

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Paramaribo, Suriname
Phone Number:
42-58-71
Website
Monday
Closed
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Tue - Fri 09:00 - 14:00
Book In Advance
More Info
US$31.87*
and up
Paramaribo City Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 359 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
If you're into museums this is a nice palce to visit

Historical fort dating from the 1600's with a heavy past. It was build to protect the capital Paramaribo from invaders, however, the Dutch manage to take it over from the English... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 November 2016
Shagoefta
,
Paramaribo, Suriname
Add Photo Write a Review

359 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 141: English reviews
Princeton, New Jersey
Level Contributor
114 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

This is a very intersting destination, but only takes three minutes to visit...it is centrally located near many other attractions!

Helpful?
Thank Engerdes
Reno, Nevada
Level Contributor
179 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

The fort is the oldest building of the UNESCO area. Well worth going inside and looking at the artifacts on display. Really gives you a feeling of old Paramaribo.

Helpful?
Thank fiftystatesevenconts
Paramaribo, Suriname
Level Contributor
27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Historical fort dating from the 1600's with a heavy past. It was build to protect the capital Paramaribo from invaders, however, the Dutch manage to take it over from the English during a battle. While you can stroll on your own I would recommend to go on a tour if you are not familiar with the history of the building.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Shagoefta
Paramaribo, Paramaribo, Suriname
Level Contributor
23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

this place is centuries old and was built to protect the harbour from enemies/ships coming in the suriname river. the structure is hundreds of year old but still standing strong. located in the center of Paramaribo and at the bank of the Suriname river, this is a very nice place to be even on a hot day.

Helpful?
Thank Orlando M
Greater London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Nice historical building near the water, you only need an hour or two as it's quite small, but there is a shop and a cafe if you want to chill out for a bit longer. well worth it, cheap entry.

Helpful?
Thank Chris8111
Paramaribo, Suriname
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

In this fort is also the museum of history of Suriname. And every now and then there is an extra exhibit. On the sundays there is a free tour around 10.30, with very knowledgeable guides. (You only pay for the admission).

Helpful?
Thank daniella j
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This fort is the start of Suriname, you get an overview of all the historical items. It's wortwhile seeingthe fort and the surroundings!

Helpful?
Thank Erik v
Paramaribo, Suriname
Level Contributor
25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This fort hides so many cruel secrets, that if you want to know the Suriname culture and hisory this is the first place to visit, see and listen.

Helpful?
Thank pancho169
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful and peaceful place. Including alot of history sites, buildings, weapons and even an old shipwreck. Was there about 3 times.

Helpful?
Thank rajramma
Middelbeers, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
112 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We visited fort Zeelandia on a Sunday. They give than guided tours and this is pretty nice and interesting. Fort Zeelandia is not too big, so you can visit this in one or two hours. The fort is well maintained and is in a good shape. The guide knows a lot of the history of the fort and shows you... More 

Helpful?
Thank ScholtenvanRiet

Travellers who viewed Fort Zeelandia also viewed

Paramaribo, Paramaribo District
Paramaribo, Paramaribo District
 
Paramaribo, Paramaribo District
Paramaribo, Paramaribo District
 

Been to Fort Zeelandia? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Fort Zeelandia and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Georgetown, Guyana
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Fort Zeelandia staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?