Fort Nieuw Amsterdam, Nieuw Amsterdam

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Step back into the 18th century at Fort Nieuw Amsterdam, a fort turned museum which calls the confluence of the rivers Suriname and Commewinje home. The museum grounds feature buildings and items dating back to the 1700s. Highlights include several historical monuments and two gunpowder houses. Add Fort Nieuw Amsterdam and other attractions to your Nieuw Amsterdam trip itinerary using our Nieuw Amsterdam road trip app.
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  • Worth a visit. The area is dotted with interesting sites, about the fort, plantations and allot of information of the people of Suriname in the central buildings. Beside the paths are many types of...  more »
  • The boat ride was exciting to the Fort. Its a very big area with trees, buildings, historic sights and a very interesting and friendly guide. If you love nature and history, my advice is to pay the...  more »
  • A must see when visiting Surinam. A piece of colonial history which is still reasonably preserved. The exposition gives good information for those unknown of the cultural melting pot in Surinam.
  • A great historical landmark that needs some refurbishing. Worthwhile visit but much of the signage pathways, etc are in disrepair. The museum was especially rewarding showing all the different people cultures that call Suriname their home. The slave and indentured servant exhibits were especially good. I never knew SO many were forced to leave their homes and families...forever! I hope the government maintains this treasure not just for the tourists but for a historical record of what happened.
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