This laid-back residential area about 10 minutes by taxi from downtown Paramaribo has dozens of tasty and cheap Javanese cafes to choose from and is a great place to come for a cheap and delicious evening meal, as well as for the great ambience.

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Nearby Paramaribo attractions

1. Fort Nieuw Amsterdam

2.58 MILES

This open-air museum is inside one of the earliest surviving Dutch structures in Suriname, a fortress built at the confluence of the Suriname and…

2. Het Surinaamsch Rumhuis

2.93 MILES

Tours here begin with a 'happy shot,' then it's through the distillery, rum museum and tasting room, where you will learn to sample each variety like a…

3. Palmentuin


The Palmentuin is a shady haven of tall royal palms, home to some tropical birds and a troop of capuchin monkeys.

4. Saint Peter & Paul Cathedral-Basilica

3.57 MILES

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…

5. Presidential Palace

3.59 MILES

Official residence of the President of Suriname, this fine white colonial house was originally built in 1730. It opens to the public on Suriname's…

6. Fort Zeelandia

3.62 MILES

Inside well-restored Fort Zeelandia, a star-shaped, 18th-century fort built on the site where the first colonists alighted, is the worthwhile Stichting…

7. Stichting Surinaams Museum

3.62 MILES

Inside the beautifully restored Fort Zeelandia, a pentagonal 17th-century fort built on the riverbank where the first colonists alighted, is the Stichting…

8. Onafhankelijkheidsplein

3.63 MILES

Surrounding the centrally located Onafhankelijkheidsplein (Independence Square) are the contrasting stately 18th-century Presidential Palace – open to the…