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The Best Things to Do in Paramaribo

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Paramaribo

3.7
World heritage site · Historic Sites · Churches

Popular things to do in Paramaribo

Fort Zeelandia ©
Historic Site
Fort Zeelandia
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
Saint Peter and Paul Basilica ©
Church
Saint Peter and Paul Basilica
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Palmentuin ©
Park
Palmentuin
3.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Waterkant (Riverside Boulevard) ©
Landmark
Waterkant (Riverside Boulevard)
2.5
Duration: 4 hours
With the chance to visit a World Heritage-listed inner city, tours of Paramaribo remain among the most culturally enriching things tourists can do in Suriname. As the country's main port, capital, and biggest urban area, the city boasts a well-preserved architecture of wooden colonial buildings, earning Paramaribo the nickname of "Wooden City." A vacation in Paramaribo provides visitors with an outstanding opportunity to discover Dutch heritage in this part of the world--Dutch is still the official language here, though you'll hear plenty of Sranantongo just by taking a casual walk down the city's busy streets. Add Paramaribo and other destinations to your itinerary using our Suriname travel route planner, and learn about what to see, what to do, and where to stay.

Side trips from Paramaribo

Tafelberg Nature Preserve ©
World heritage site
Tafelberg Nature Preserve Saramacca District
4.0
Duration: 8 hours
Peperpot Nature Park
Nature / Park
Peperpot Nature Park Meerzorg
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
Fort Nieuw Amsterdam ©
Specialty Museum
Fort Nieuw Amsterdam Nieuw Amsterdam
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
Neotropical Butterfly Park ©
Nature / Park
Neotropical Butterfly Park Lelydorp
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Paramaribo

Jodensavanne ©
Historic Site
Jodensavanne
3.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Het Koto Museum ©
History Museum
Het Koto Museum
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Arya Dewaker Hindu Temple ©
Religious Site
Arya Dewaker Hindu Temple
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Jules Wijdenbosch Bridge ©
Bridge
Jules Wijdenbosch Bridge
3.5
Duration: 30 minutes

Historic Sites in Paramaribo

Suriname City Mosque ©
Religious Site
Suriname City Mosque
3.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Dutch reformed church
Church
Dutch reformed church
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Grote Stadskerk
Religious Site
Grote Stadskerk
3.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Ahmadiyya Muslim Nasir Mosque ©
Religious Site
Ahmadiyya Muslim Nasir Mosque
3.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

Museums in Paramaribo

Stichting Villa Zapakara voor Kind & Cultuur
Specialty Museum
Stichting Villa Zapakara voor Kind & Cultuur
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Lalla Rookh Museum ©
History Museum
Lalla Rookh Museum
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
Numismatisch Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Numismatisch Museum
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Surinaamsch Rumhuis ©
Specialty Museum
Surinaamsch Rumhuis
3.1
Duration: 1h 30 min

Parks in Paramaribo

Brownsberg Nature Park ©
Park
Brownsberg Nature Park
3.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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