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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  • Fort Zeelandia is currently closed due to covid but occasionally you see the door open when the onsite restaurant is operating. the food tastes good (american / italian) but it is priced in USD and... 
    Fort Zeelandia is currently closed due to covid but occasionally you see the door open when the onsite restaurant is operating. the food tastes good (american / italian) but it is priced in USD and...  more »
  • Fort Zeelandia was first built by the British and extended by the Dutch as a fortification on a prominent point on the Suriname river. It has mostly been a prison throughout the years, and even the... 
    Fort Zeelandia was first built by the British and extended by the Dutch as a fortification on a prominent point on the Suriname river. It has mostly been a prison throughout the years, and even the...  more »
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  • It was a great site to visit but most of the museum area was closed as it was after 2:00 pm. It is quite a good experience to walk around and see the old fort. Would be lovely if there were places to eat on site but that is covered by the Waka Pasi. All in all a good place to visit.
  • A place with a rich historical past dating back a few centuries.

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