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In a strategic location at the confluence of the rivers Suriname and Commewijne was built in the 18th century a fort, called Nieuw Amsterdam, to protect the plantations further inland. It was built as a pentagon with 5 bastions, of which remains can still be...More
Nice to stroll in the outside areas, some good info about the place and its history but the way it is presented can be much improved and innovated. Still a good afternoon spending especially if you travel there by boat.
Crossing the river from Paramaribo to visit Nieuw Amsterdam is a must for anyone interested in the history of the colony.
It is a well preserved attraction, and adds to the understanding of the defence of this remote and isolated land. There are day tours...More
Very interesting place with lot's of history: slavery and colonial/plantation period. Impressive. You can also visit an old planters house. Nice location. We rented a bike in Paramaribo and crossed the river at Leonsberg Jetty with a watertaxi. You can take your bike with you...More
This place feels like more of a park as opposed to a fort. It costs 12.50srd to entry which allows you entry to some museums most of the information is in Dutch only some areas have English as well. The museums are small and there...More
It's not a fort in the sense of walls and parapets...more of a military installation surrounded by a soil berm. There are 2 powder magazines and an old jail to see. The other structures are gone. There are some useful exhibits on plantation and slave...More
This fort, which is still not fully preserved, contains a number of interesting old buildings and fortifications. There is a walking trail around. Of particular interest is the gunpowder magazine, which looks like a church and is carefully designed not to allow sparks to enter...More
This piece of Surinamese history is being neglected. Signs need to be redone as many are so faded that they are barely legible. The government should take the lead in preserving its historical timepieces. It is not that easy to access. We took a boat...More
Visited Fort Nieuw Amsterdam in october (very hot so bring a hat), walking past all the guns gave a new perspective on the history of Suriname. A must see when you are in Suriname, you can combine a visit with a bike ride.