Paramaribo Suriname Museums
The smallest country in South America, Suriname, is not on the radar of most tourists, which means that it is still a long way from becoming a tourist trap. The largest of its protected areas is Central Suriname and about 40% of the plants and animals are found only in Guyana.
The metropolis is an important place in the country, including Fort Zeelandia, which also houses one of the largest museums in South America, the Suriname Museum of Natural History. Paramaribo is the second largest city and the most important tourist destination in Suriname and there are many historical exhibits based on the 18th century fortress.
Visitors can also visit the museum's library, Zorg Hoop, and discover the large collection of old publications only by appointment. While museum owners offer informative and fascinating tours of the museums, visitors can book a trip to the surrounding area, including the city of Paramaribo and its surroundings, as well as the Surinam Natural History Museum and Fort Zeelandia.
If you are travelling to Paramaribo, you will need a Suriname visa, which you may forget on the way to Caracas, or you can catch a connecting flight from Paramaribo. If you want to explore the Natural History Museum, the Natural History Museum and Fort Zeelandia, Nieuw Nickerie is your last stop in Guyana. Head to the fortress, where you can take a walk along the river with its reservoir, which is home to over 100 bird species, and is located near De Gadris restaurant. You can also fly to Guadalajara, Guadeloupe, via Port-au-Prince International Airport.
If you visit the capital Cayenne, visit the Chou Ai Rescue Center, where you can keep sloths, play with them and learn all about them. Tours to these places are a nice way to enjoy one of the sunny days in Suriname. If your little ones are tired of admiring the beautiful display cases in peace, or if you want to spend more time, for example in the Panorama Insect Museum, they can be left behind by the friendly staff who take care of the children while they ride around the playground, so that we can take time to explore the attractions we enjoy.
Enjoy the miraculous process of butterfly metamorphosis on a guided tour of the neotropic insect breeding facility and visit the beautifully painted panoramic room. This museum offers visitors a permanent exhibition space that presents the history of Surinam from its origins to its present day. The exhibitions cover well-known historical events and give a voice to the people of Suriname when they tell their personal stories in interviews and audiovisual presentations.
In the Hintze Hall, there are hand-decorated panels from the time when the museum was opened to the public in 1881. It is perhaps interesting to know that these fascinating panoramic views were painted by hand and created by one of Surinam's most famous painters and sculptors, Josef Hintz. These unique biographies reveal the history of paintings and sculptures that emerged from painting and sculpture, as well as the art of those who have rarely appeared.
The museum has a collection of ethnographic objects that bear witness to the cultural diversity of the Surinamese territory. The old building was collected in the past and bears witness to a history of slavery that once flourished, and there are some striking revelations about the history and culture of the slave trade in South America.
In this building you will find the Suriname Museum, which was opened in the 1940s to find out. In Paramaribo, the Het Koto Museum exhibits the culture of this country and gives visitors an insight into its history. The museum tells the story of Sur in its entirety, from the inhabitants of the country to its political and economic history and its cultural heritage. Although there is a small gap between the museum and the archive, the painting by the Stichting Surinaams Museum (SSM), founded in 1990 in collaboration with the Art and Design School of the University of Amsterdam, is proof of this.
We work closely with the exhibition organizers of De Nieuwe Kerk and are committed to recognizing and recognizing the tremendous work that has been done to create a true "N" Suriname.
From October 5, the Van Loon Museum will be showing an exhibition entitled "Suriname: N ("N" in Dutch) in partnership with De Nieuwe Kerk. The Suriname theme includes a wide range of works of art from the museum's collection as well as from other museums in the Netherlands.
The exhibition covers the history of Surinam from its beginnings in the mid-19th century to the present independent republic. The Colonial Museum closed its doors in 1865, when the private collection was publicly exhibited and later officially transformed into the "Colonial Museum." Mismanagement made it a bleak place until the government seized the open-air museum in the 1980s. Recent studies show that the museum's collection is insignificant, dubious and in serious decline.