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Historical Plantation boat tour in Commewijne

All-round Tours
1 day(s)


Discover the rich history of the Commewijne district with our Plantation tour. Wander through a bygone era as you explore old sugar, cocoa and coffee plantations and admire the impressive fortifications of Fort Nieuw Amsterdam. Stroll along the idyllic canals and locks, where silent testimonies of the past are still visible. A highlight of the tour is the restored Frederiksdorp plantation, where neglected workers' homes have been transformed into comfortable accommodations and the former prison serves as a charming restaurant. This enchanting journey offers insight not only into the rich heritage of Commewijne, but also into the daily lives of the local people, with fishing, livestock farming and small-scale farming as essential activities.


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During this tour we visit (among others) these main destinations.

Plantation Rest and Work


Day 1
Explore the historic Commewijne district during our Plantation Tour, which starts at 9:00 AM from Leonsbergsteiger. First we visit the 17th century Fort Nieuw Amsterdam, an open-air museum with a rich history. We then sail to the Rust en Werk plantation, where we explore the beautiful creek depending on the tide. Then we go to the restored Frederiksdorp plantation for a tour. During lunch with a local plantation resident in Johanna-Margaretha you will enjoy the local hospitality. The return journey starts at 3:00 PM and offers the chance to spot dolphins at the confluence of the Commewijne and Suriname Rivers.

Practical information 

Please note that all multi-day tours and some day trips are subject to weather conditions, including travel times and daily program or sequence.

Packing list

Sunscreen, Daypack, Insect repellent, Light clothing, Raincoat, Surinamese money


Transport, Food and drinks, Snacks, Guide


Alcoholic drinks, Insurance, Personal expenses, Transport Leonsberg


If you are vegetarian/vegan or have other dietary restrictions, this will be taken into account if possible.

Departure time & location

Boarding point: Leonsbergsteiger.

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