- Gravenstraat City Center
Lonely Planet review for Onafhankelijkheidsplein
A central square which features a statue of legendary former prime minister Pengel. In its surrounds are the stately 18th-century Presidential Palace, aging colonial government buildings and an ultramodern finance building. Behind the palace is the Palmentuin, a shady haven of tall royal palms, home to some tropical birds and a troop of capuchin monkeys.