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Address: Paramaribo, Suriname
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A must see for Dutchmen

To understand a bit more of Suriname's history and the Dutch influence, this is a place you have to visit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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685 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting historic fort. Lots to see and absorb but most of the descriptions are only in Dutch. The buildings are amazing, brick construction and well kept. Worth reading up on the history, old as well as modern before going to visit.

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Holland
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539 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

To understand a bit more of Suriname's history and the Dutch influence, this is a place you have to visit.

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Thank Tramx
Boulder, Colorado
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My cousin and I wandered around there for several hours. There are several magnificent displays and one can gain a clearer idea of the history and the life of those who lived in the interior of the country.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't get it! The area is UNESCO but there is nothing telling that or what you are visiting, must rely on previous research. Until dusk, this was closed up. Then the bar opened and the gate opened?!

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Thank Val M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

This place has so much history behind it. The old dutch architecture andtrees gives such a nice a atmosphere that is hard to describe

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Thank Cristel D
Nieuw Nickerie, Suriname
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Given the history of this Fort I can highly recommend this place. Only minor thing is that there are not always guides to show you around. It is a beautiful Fort that can really work your imagination. Most chilling: the dungeon where the slaves were put into solitary and the place where the 14 innocent men were killed during the... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 374 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Historical, peaceful and really rather tranquil, this old fort in the centre of Paramaribo is a terrific "target" for a walk through the city. Although the fine restaurant Baka Foto has moved on, apparently due to high rents, the area has a couple of other eating spots, and if you have a picnic, the trees offer welcome shade, and the... More 

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Oahu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I went there in the evening just to take a stroll. It's a great location for a quite evening. I didn't do the tour or go into the restaurant there, but I spent time in the surrounding area.

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Thank elijahjustin
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99 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Must see because of the historical aspects. Nice view at the river, Nice innersquare. Information could be better. The decembermurders are mentioned Also.

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Dallas, Texas
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129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Very cool with charming displays of history and new restaurant w river view. Worth the stop on your trip to Paramaribo.

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