New Amsterdam and Peperpot Bicycle Tour - 1 Day

Day 1

We cycle to Leonsberg and cross the Suriname River by boat to Fort Nieuw Amsterdam. The fort is strategically located at the place where the Commewijne River flows into the Suriname River and from where they flow together into the ocean. After a visit to the fort and the village of New Amsterdam, we cycle along the Suriname River, where the names of places and some buildings remind us of former plantations. Due to the power of the water, the road we cycle on is increasingly being undermined. In the event of a spring tide, brackish water penetrates into the agricultural areas, which as a result suffer damage and have become unusable in some places. Here and there you can still see canals and locks from the plantation time. Nowadays mainly Javanese and Hindustani live there. During the tour you will pass beautiful Hindu temples and mosques. After a brisk bike ride we finally reach the Peperpot plantation. History, culture and nature alternate on this extensive bike ride to the historic Fort Nieuw Amsterdam and to the Peperpot plantation.


  • Bicycle
  • guide
  • boat
  • lunch
  • entrance
  • drink
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Hat / Cap
  • Small backpack
  • Sun block / insect spray
  • Camera
  • Surinamese money
From € 60
per Adult

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