Things to see - Amsterdam

Winkel Settlement

Bordered by the New Amsterdam Prison’s farm on the north, Vryheid Street on the south, Smythfield on the east and Penitential Walk on the West, Winkel is a historic settlement established in 1812. The word Winkel is Dutch meaning shop, so this area has been known for the artisans, blacksmiths and carpenters that lived in …

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Ituni Masonic Temple

Constructed in the late 19th century, this elegant wooden building is home to one of Guyana’s oldest fraternities – the Freemasons. Located on Ferry Street, the Masonic Temple is decked out with beautiful timber louvres, stained glass windows and intricate fretwork. Timings: Dawn to dusk; Entry Fee: Free

Town Hall

Constructed circa 1858, the New Amsterdam Town Hall is located on Strand Street, New Amsterdam. It addition to housing the office of the Town Council, it also houses the New Amsterdam market below. The building is described as having Tudor influences, a typical example of Guyana’s timber architecture. Originally, the Town Hall had a 75-foot …

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Canje River Bridge

Located at the entrance of New Amsterdam, this bridge is the second to span the Canje River. The first bridge, the Canje Swing Bridge was located a short distance away from the current structure. This bridge’s design includes two pedestrian sidewalks. Timings: Dawn to dusk; Entry Fee: Free

All Saints Scot’s Presbyterian Church

Located at Princess Elizabeth Road, this 1838 church was built to accommodate the growing population of New Amsterdam.The charm of the wooden church lies in its magnificent steeple. The All SaintsAnglican Church, built in 1811 and found at Main andTrinity Streets is also worth a visit. Timings: Dawn to dusk; Entry Fee: Free

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