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4 weeks ago
“Attractive building”
12 Dec 2017
“Nice building, but it's not possible to enter”
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 7 December 2012

This is a really beautiful building. Especially if you come in the evening when it's lit up as well. They haven't overdone it with the lights, but it adds something to it. It's close to the boardwalk where you can get some nice local good...More

2  Thank Kalmaro
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 22 November 2012

The presidential Palace is momentarily under refurbishment construction , a visit is not possible at this moment

2  Thank Joannes V
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an attractive building that houses an institution that is not currently favoured across the world for his past association's. This is why its not a good idea to take photos. The pure white building provides an attractive site in the strong sunlight.

Thank Nastame
Reviewed 13 December 2017

In colonial times this was the residence of the governor of Suriname. Nowadays it's part of the presidents cabinet. So the president is not living in it. It's not possible to visit the building inside, however it's beautiful from the outside and near other sightseeing...More

Thank Ammiel M
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Could only see it by driving by from the outside but it is impressive. A policeman in a car chased my taxi driver when he stopped so I could take a photo and said we needed to park and walk over to take photos. But...More

Thank Poleinahole
Reviewed 13 August 2017

You are certain to receive an invitation if you are in country as a diplomat; enjoy the special flavors of Suriname foods often served on the front lawn.

Thank KeithChemist
Reviewed 30 July 2017

The presidential palace looks a bit run down. Some parts of the outside look more yellow than white. They are currently working on it so hopefully it will look better soon.

Thank fhr1969
Reviewed 22 April 2017

The Presidential Palace is definitely the most attractive building at Paramaribo's central 'Onafhankelijkheidsplein' (Independence Square). First constructed in the 18th century, then redone and expanded, it used to house the Dutch Governor-General up to independence in 1975. Then it became the residence of Suriname's President,...More

Thank saronic
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Only saw the building form the outside. Would be great to see inside. From the outside it looks well cared for and well worth seeing.

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

When I visited the Presidential Palace it was still open for public. Beautiful, astonishing and fascinating is how I would describe it. To walk trhough the rooms, knowing that there is hundreds of years of history involved. It has a beautiful backyard and you can...More

Thank Farrah K
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Lovely walk by the water and thru the older part of Paramaribo. Near the heart of the city. Many colonial buildings from the Dutch colonial times.

Thank travelskip
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Nice walking area to the presidential palace and grounds. Very safe and easy to find. You will walk thru the historical part of Paramaribo.

Thank islandgirlTrinidad
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