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The Society of Suriname met temporarily in the Voetboogdoelen. The building (second from left) was rented in 1674 by the WIC and is sometimes known as the Westindisch Binnenhuis.
The Jodensavanne

The Society of Suriname (Sociëteit van Suriname) was a Dutch private company, modelled on the ideas of Jean-Baptiste Colbert and set up on 21 May 1683 to profit from the management and defence of the Dutch Republic's colony of Suriname. It had three participants, with equal shares in the society's responsibilities and profits - the city of Amsterdam, the family of Aerssen van Sommelsdijck, and the Dutch West India Company.[1]



Governors of the Society

Civil-servants of the Society

Suriname plantations

Canon of Amsterdam


  1. ^ Habermehl, N.D.B. (2000) Joan Cornelis van der Hoop (1742—1825). Marinebestuurder voor stadhouder Willem V en koning Willem I, p. 34-41.

External links


  • (Dutch) Aa, A.J. Beknopt Aardrijkskundig Woordenboek der Nederlanden, Gorinchem 1851-'54.
  • (Dutch) Winter, P.J. van (1987) De Westindische Compagnie ter kamer Stad en Lande, p. 201-4, 217.


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