Frederiksdorp Plantation



Frederiksdorp is a former coffee and cocoa plantation. In the 18th century this plantation was founded by a German man from Prussia named Johan Friedrich Knoffel. The history of Frederiksdorp recalls both European and African traditions. Frederiksdorp is centrally situated along the Commewijne river, making it an important logistic town. Now a days Frederiksdorp features adventurous activities like dolphins spotting, long cycling- and hiking trails, visiting fishing villages, sea beaches, mangrove forests. Activities that the surrounding plantations don’t have.

This former plantation with the original plantation houses and even a former police station, has been declared a world heritage site and is recently transformed into an beautiful resort. The comfortably furnished apartments are all equipped with air conditioning, wifi and hot water. There is also a swimming pool with a beautiful pool deck and a large river terrace. On the estate fruit is planted that you can pick yourself: oranges, mangoes, papayas and coconuts. The plantation also has a good restaurant and a well-stocked bar where you can enjoy typical Surinamese meals. Optional tours are offered in the vicinity, from educational to adventurous tours. There are also bikes to rent for those who want to explore Frederiksdorp on their own.

Frederiksdorp is also an excellent base for other tours throughout the Commewijne district.

Highlights / Activities: 

  • Boat trip on the Suriname- and Commewijne river
  • Dolphin spotting
  • Overnight stay at the restored plantation Frederiksdorp

What makes this tour special

  • Unique visit to well renovated former plantations

  • Introduction to fascinating cultures and history
  • Fun boat trip
  • Suitable for children


Transportation               Bus / boat
Travel time                     Indefinite
Departure                      08.00 hrs**
Arrival                          17.00 hrs (bus/boat)
Schedule                      Daily (with a minimum of 2 persons)
Included                       Transportation, guides, accommodation for 1 night, 1x breakfast, 2x lunch, 1x dinner and local excursions
Excluded                      All drinks
** Departure time shown is from Hotel Torarica. Please check your voucher or invoice for the exact departure time and departure location. A difference of 15 minutes is considered normal.

Please bring along:

  • new or charges batteries for your camera
  • Hiking shoes & Flip flops
  • Towel
  • Hat or cap
  • Trousers and long sleeve shirts
  • Insect repellant
  • Raincoat
  • Toiletries
  • Suntan oil
  • Backpack (small)
  • Waterproof bag to protect electronics and values
  • Money – Srd/eur
  • Swim wear