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Boat tour Commewijne

Fort Nieuw AmsterdanThe Commewijne district lies directly east of Paramaribo on the other side of the Suriname River. During these trip we visit 2 villages where formerly sugar, cocoa, coffee and cotton plantations had their heydays. To protect the flourishing plantations and the hinterland and at the same time as support for the Fort Zeelandia, there are a number of military posts built in 1734. The first stone was laid for the construction of Fort Nieuw Amsterdam. The fort was built on an earth foundation with a five-pointed star structure like many bastions. Since 1968, the fort is used as an open-air museum and the buildings now serve as an administrative center. The picturesque canals and locks, the remains of the old plantation houses, some of which are still inhabited, are the silent witnesses of the once dynamic district Commewijne. Currently, local fisheries, livestock and some small plantations are the main activities of the Javanese and Hindustani, descendants of former contract laborers in Commewijne. The plantation Frederiksdorp has restored the dilapidated officer houses and made here hotel accommodation and the former prison has been converted into a restaurant. Last year they started with the conversion into a spa resort with luxurious accommodation. Now it is very nice to stay there some days.

sluisOn this trip you will visit the Fort New Amsterdam, plantations Rust&Werk and Johanna&Margarethe and take lunch in last mentioned plantation or plantation Frederiksdorp. Ask for it.

Price 1-day boat tour: € 65, - p / p - Fully catered incl. lunch Johanna & Margaretha

Addition al you can choose from the following tours:

Commewijne bus tour € 75, - p.p. incl. Lunch Frederiksdorp

Commewijne cycle tour including a visit to Frederiksdorp with guide € 60, -p.p (day tour)

Commewijne cycle tour including a visit to Frederiksdorp € 120, - p.p.p( two days/1 night Frederiksdorp)

Commewijne bicycle tour New Amsterdam € 55 –p.p. incl. Lunch and guide (day tour)

Commewijne bicycle tour Peperpot € 50, - p.p. incl. Lunch and guide ( day tour)


kanonnen van het fort fort Nieuw Amsterdam boottacht over Commewijne kanonnen schaal officierswoning

Due to inflation, all prices are available on request