Top things to do in Paramaribo

Top Choice International in Paramaribo

Bodega & Grill De Waag

This gorgeously realised addition to Parbo's eating choices has seen the transformation of an old waterfront building into a smart and stylish indoor-outdoor eating space and bar, with a great menu focused on (but n…
Top Choice Fusion in Paramaribo


From delicious daily soups to mains like duck leg confit in masala and an amazing pesto pasta topped with home-smoked bang bang (freshwater fish) and sundried tomatoes, the food here would stand out anywhere, but in…
Indian in Paramaribo

Martin's House of Indian Food

Tasty home-cooked Indian delights from a voluminous menu await you at Martin's, located in the Rainville neighborhood and well worth the SR$10 cab ride from the old town. It's true, you don't come here for the decor…
Cafe in Paramaribo

CY Coffee + Roasters

Excellent coffee is served in this giant wood-, glass- and concrete-heavy space that looks quite unlike anywhere else in Parbo, yet much like any coffee specialist elsewhere in the modern world. It's a good spot for…
Basilica in Paramaribo

Saint Peter & Paul Cathedral-Basilica

Commonly called 'the Cathedral,' this gorgeously restored building was designated a Minor Basilica by Pope Francis in 2014. It's said to be the largest wooden structure in the western hemisphere and is worth a peek …
International in Paramaribo

Zus & Zo

This restaurant and bar serves up some of the best food and cocktails in town in a charming sand-floored garden with fairy lights. Dishes range from Surinamese soups to noodles, burgers and salads. Live music is pla…
Creole in Paramaribo

De Gadri

This quiet outdoor restaurant overlooking the river has Parbo's best Creole food along with exceptionally friendly service. Try the delicious soup of the day – peanut, cassava or banana accompanied by roast chicken …
Fort in Paramaribo

Fort Zeelandia

Inside well-restored Fort Zeelandia, a star-shaped, 18th-century fort built on the site where the first colonists alighted, is the worthwhile Stichting Surinaams Museum, as well as the Baka Foto restaurant.
Sushi in Paramaribo


This great sushi bar offers seating at tables or at its sociable counter. Service is terrific and friendly, and the Japanese chefs prepare excellent sushi and sashimi, which makes for a much-needed change of pace in…
Square in Paramaribo


Surrounding the centrally located Onafhankelijkheidsplein (Independence Square) are the contrasting stately 18th-century Presidential Palace – open to the public November 25 only – and aging colonial government buil…