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Fort Zeelandia

Paramaribo, Suriname
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Paramaribo, Suriname
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"the river"
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"baka foto"
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"historic place"
in 4 reviews
"great historical site"
in 4 reviews
"history lesson"
in 5 reviews
"interesting history"
in 3 reviews
"bullet holes"
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"national museum"
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"recent history"
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"walked around"
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"free tour"
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"oldest building"
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"entrance fee"
in 3 reviews
"nice view"
in 5 reviews
"on display"
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"very nice place"
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"information boards"
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

This place just seemed to be open at the weekend so I happened to be lucky I visited during this period .It had an explanation of its history on a billboard a few hundred yards from its entrance. I was however disappointed that all eternal...More

Thank Daragh C
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

This small fort is right in the center of Paramaribo and has some interesting displays, although there wasn’t much in English. Most of the displays are self explanatory and the place itself has an interesting history.

Thank Vlad G
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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Built in 1640 by the French, taken over by the British and later by the Dutch in 1651, Fort Zeelandia is a well restored star shaped fortress overlooking the Suriname River. After Suriname's independence in 1975 & during the military government in the 1980's, Fort...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Despite the barracks being destroyed in an uprising, the rest of the Fort complex is interesting to explore. There are several old colonials buildings, cannons, a statue of Queen Wilhemina all overlooking the river. No entrance fee.

Thank poleinahole1
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Very interesting site with cafe that served nice food with a starter and main offer for $10USD. Probably interssting enough to spend arohnd 2 hrs nothjng more.

Thank mwvickers
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

The Fort Zeelandia in Paramaribo, Suriname is a nostalgic place. It is worthwhile to pay a visit and experience the impressions af the past.

Thank LA_Laldy
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Is another must see in Paramaribo. A very historic place or Surinam. It's well preserved, contains lof of historic items. The only problem (for non dutch spakers) is that everything is in dutch.

Thank Laurapatry
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

This site is very nice to visit with houses from the colonial times. Beautiful high trees and even an old small prision. All this along side the Suriname river. This is a quiet place with lots of history and a museum.

Thank MARJORY F
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

The fort of Zeelandia is the oldest spot in Suriname. The capital started growing from this point. The museum is nice and gives a great insight in history. The recent events in this fort make it even the more impressive. A must-see when in Suriname

Thank francien2015
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

I did a walk around by myself. Basically, no one there to visit but me. An 18th century, star shaped fort. History fans will like it.

Thank TravelinAlan
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