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Fort Zeelandia, Paramaribo

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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.
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  • Very interesting from an historical and architectural perspective. Not busy when I was here. Well worth the time to check it out. Reviewed by Miles Archer of Boca Raton, USA. 
    Very interesting from an historical and architectural perspective. Not busy when I was here. Well worth the time to check it out. Reviewed by Miles Archer of Boca Raton, USA.  more »
  • Excellent view of the river from the inside restaurant that is located at the fort. Fantastic service, nice natural juices, wonderful pineapple pie ever. 
    Excellent view of the river from the inside restaurant that is located at the fort. Fantastic service, nice natural juices, wonderful pineapple pie ever.  more »
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  • Great history and structure and a great museum but all descriptions were in Dutch. Alas my Dutch is not that good. Saw plenty of students visiting to learn about their history. The surround architecture was great and mostly well maintained.
  • Interesting tour, but had no guide and everything is wrote in dutch.

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