Home base of the N.V. Verenige Cultuur Maatschappijen (N.V. VCM).
The name "Rust en Werk" is the name of a plantation and also the name of the village that lies on the right bank of the Commewijne river. She is best known for her annual UL Fitre (Bodo) event and the beautiful landscape.
The VCM plantations that now consist of Plantation “Rust and Werk” together with the neighboring plantations “Lust tot Rust” and “Einde Rust”, were established around 1750 by Governor Wigbold Crommelin, who at the time was the Governor General in the colony of Suriname. sugar cane grown with a few other crops. The largest sugar factory in South America was at “Rust en Werk”. Over the centuries from the time of Crommelin the plantation was sold and handed over to various owners and in 1947 a change came with the establishment of the NV United Culture Society NV and expansion of business with more plantations than just “Rust and Werk” . N.V. VCM was purchased in 1979 by the current owner mr. Armand van Alen and has since been a thriving cattle farm. The company was expanded in recent years and now covers 11 surrounding plantations with a 12th plantation “Nut en Schadelijk”, better known as Herendijk, which is further upstream. Since 1987, a fish and shrimp company called Comfish has been established on the Einde Rust plantation.
VCM Plantages involves more than just crops and livestock; there is a rich history hidden here with many still-present remains. Visitors to the plantation are invited to take a walk through history and to imagine the plantations and their residents.
Compare the past with the present and experience the unique entourage. View our flora and fauna in this 5000 HA area and simply enjoy life in the beautiful green landscape.
The VCM plantations have so much to offer, from learning about the strategies in our method of animal husbandry and agriculture to experiencing nature. Come and experience a rich cultural experience that has been developed here on the VCM plantations over time.