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Street in central New Amsterdam

New Amsterdam is one of Guyana's largest towns on the eastern end of the Coastal Plain. It had a population of 17,329 in 2012.


Lying along the Berbice River and close to the Surinamese border, New Amsterdam is the capital of the East Berbice-Corentyne region.

Get in[edit]

The nearest passenger airport is Cheddit Jagan International Airport in Georgetown. New Amsterdam is a two-hour drive from Georgetown. The coastal drive which includes crossing the Berbice Bridge allows you to take in the beautiful countryside.

Get around[edit]

Map of New Amsterdam (Guyana)





  • 1 La Caribe Diner, Main St. Home-style Caribbean and Creole cuisine.
  • Lim Kang Restaurant, 4 Main St, +592 333 2755. The local Cantonese Chinese restaurant. Fried rice is the most popular dish.




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