Detailed information below.
- Commewijne historical
plantation river cruise
- Commewijne bus tour
- Commewijne bicycle tour
To protect the prosperous plantations and the hinterland and also to support Fort Zeelandia, a number of military posts and forts were build.
In 1734 the foundation stone was laid for Fort Nieuw Amsterdam. The fort is a star fort with 5 bastions and has an earthen foundation and walls. Since 1968 part of the fort is in use as open air museum. Some of the buildings are in use as administrative buildings.
The channels and picturesque sluices, the remains of old plantation buildings, some of them still in use, are a testimony of the dynamic past of the Commewijne district.
At present fishery, animal husbandry and farming are the main activities of the javanese and hindustani's, descendants of indentured laborers from Java and India.
The plantation Frederiksdorp has recently been restored. The disrepaired houses have been turned into hotel accommodations and the former prison has been turned into a restaurant
Depending on the route we get to know the daily live of the small scale farmers, the fishers, fishmonger, Nieuw Amsterdam and the legendary MariŽnburg
The bicycle and bus tours stay on the left bank of the Commewijne river, with the exception of the river cruise and the bicycle tour with Frederiksdorp included.
River Cruise: The top attraction of the Commewijne tours is the river cruise with the Bosrokoman, a comfortable touring boat with as highlight a visit to the restored plantation Frederiksdorp.
Furthermore we visit the plantations 'Johan en Margaretha', 'Rust en Werk' and the Fort Nieuw. Amsterdam. We also make a stop to take a refreshing swim in the Commewijne river. So bring your swimwear along.
- Commewijne historical river cruise (day trip)
- Commewijne bus tour (day tour)
- Commewijne bicycle tour including a visit to Frederiksdorp (with guide) (day tour)
- Commewijne bicycle tour MariŽnburg (with guide)
- Commewijne bicycle tour 'Nieuw Amsterdam' (with guide)
- Commewijne bicycle tour Plantation Perperpot (with guide)