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Nieuw Amsterdam Destination Guide

Delve into Nieuw Amsterdam in Suriname

Nieuw Amsterdam in the region of Commewijne with its 4,935 residents is a city in Suriname - some 6 mi or ( 9 km ) East of Paramaribo , the country's capital .

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Current time in Nieuw Amsterdam is now 04:52 AM (Friday) . The local timezone is named " America/Paramaribo " with a UTC offset of -3 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Georgetown, Bartica, Cayenne, Zorgvliet, and Zoelen. While being here, make sure to check out Georgetown . We encountered some video on the web . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Are you curious about the possible sightseeing spots and facts in Nieuw Amsterdam ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Indians of Suriname.wmv

3:57 min by Stu Vrede
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The Indians of the Republic Suriname 2010, photos made in Paramaribo with IdiansAfro music.. The Indians of Suriname lives together in the bush with the ex escaped slaves of Suriname . ..

Land Cruiser trip Suriname-Guyana-Brazil-Venezuela 2011

45:55 min by DoubleUThings
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Trip with our family of four to Guyana, Brazil, and Venezuela in 2011, with our 28 year old Toyota Land Cruiser HJ60. (Music: free royalty free music by ..

Cathedral Paramaribo Suriname;

2:56 min by nyukwha
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The cathedral St Peter & Paul in Paramaribo, Suriname. 2007. By 2010 renovations will hopefully be completed. Many more video's and pictures of the historic inner city of Paramaribo (Unesco World Heri ..

Synagogue Paramaribo, Suriname;

2:22 min by nyukwha
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Why is there sand on the floor of the synagogue? The Dutch-Israeli synagogue in Paramaribo, Suriname. Many more video's and pictures of the historic inner city of Paramaribo (Unesco World Heritage) on ..

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Interesting facts about this location

Nieuw Amsterdam, Suriname

Nieuw Amsterdam is the capital of the Commewijne District in Suriname. It is a small coastal town situated at the confluence of the Suriname River and Commewijne River, just across from Paramaribo, the country's capital. Its population at the 2004 census was 5,489, with around 1,200 people living in the main town, most of whom are of Javanese and Hindustani origin.

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Located at 5.88 -55.08 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km away
Tags: Populated coastal places in Suriname, Populated places in Commewijne District, Resorts of Suriname


Zanderij is a village located in the northern part of Suriname, situated 50 kilometres south of the capital Paramaribo on the Southern East-West Link. The Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport is located near the village.

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Located at 5.88 -55.08 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km away
Tags: Populated places in Para District

Commewijne River

Commewijne River is a river in northern Suriname . It originates in the hills of the Commewijne District and flows northwards until it receives the meandering Cottica River from the right and then runs westward until it unites with the south-north running Suriname River at Nieuw Amsterdam. Here, after some 30 kilometres it enters the Atlantic Ocean. It has a river basin of 6,600 square kilometres .

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Located at 5.90 -55.08 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km away
Tags: Commewijne District, Rivers of Suriname

Rainville, Suriname

Rainville is a resort in Suriname, located in the Paramaribo District. Its population at the 2004 census was 28,853.

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Located at 5.83 -55.10 (Lat./Long.); Less than 6 km away
Tags: Populated places in Paramaribo District, Resorts of Suriname


The Gouvernementsgebouw is the presidential palace of Suriname, located in the capital of Paramaribo. It is located across from The Independence Square (Onafhankelijkheidsplein), which also houses the The National Assembly of Suriname, The Congress building, The Court of Justice, and the Ministry of Finance. It is one of the most prolific and best maintained examples of Dutch colonial architecture in Suriname and is part of the UNESCO world Heritage site of the Paramaribo inner-city.

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Located at 5.83 -55.15 (Lat./Long.); Less than 10 km away
Tags: Buildings and structures in Suriname, Government of Suriname, Paramaribo, Presidential palaces, Spanish Colonial architecture