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Address: Wilhelminastraat 1, Oranjestad, Aruba
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+297 582 1435

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Nice Church in the Centre of Aruba - Near the Malls and the New Streetcar

This church was restores around 1950 and is only used for special occassions now. Good architecture in Aruba and it is near the rear of the Renaissance Mall. Certainly worth a... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

This church was restores around 1950 and is only used for special occassions now. Good architecture in Aruba and it is near the rear of the Renaissance Mall. Certainly worth a quick view from the outside if you pass by. The new church that replaces this church is behind this church. This is the one that now holds most services.

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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

A very nice looking building. Very photogenic against mostly blue skies. Worth stopping by for a picture or two if you like churches.

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Watersmeet, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

The original Protestant Church, which has been restored, was built in 1846. It was in use until 1950. In 1988 it was restored. It is now used for special events. That church is not used for Sunday services. It is in the background of the current church which has services in Dutch. It would be nice for either English bulletins... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 27 March 2016

Service was in Dutch as this is one of the main languages of Aruba. We do not speak the language, but some songs were in English and one can follow the Dutch words to familiar hymns. The couple sitting next to me helped me through the service. And the minister is amazing. Welcomed pew by pew all who came. One... More 

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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Reviewed 12 March 2016

Took several photos from the outside, but it was locked up tight on a Friday morning despite cars in the parking lot. Would have liked to have seen the inside.

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Rolla, Missouri
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Reviewed 24 February 2016

I enjoyed the Sunday service at 1030, even though 90% was in Dutch. I talked to the music minister after the service and he said if he had known there were English speakers there, he would have been more than happy to interject more English in the service. The Pastor was sick that day and the Music minister took over... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

The church was gorgeous from the outside. Sadly, the gate was locked and we couldn't get in. Would have really enjoyed to have seen inside the building.

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Thank redhairdontcare502
Goa
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Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

ABC islands in the Caribbean are very popular for the shops and restaurants,it stands for the islands of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao. The islands have a very rich history, they were inhabited by Arawak Indians. The islands changed hands between the French, Dutch, Spanish and British .They have all left their influences on these Islands

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

The church with its tall tower is easily seen in Oranjestad. We walked there especially to see the church hoping to go inside. Unfortunately it was locked so we never got inside, a pity as I am sure many visitors from the cruise ships would have wished to visit inside.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 November 2015

The oldest church on the island with its typical Aruban style architecture was built from 1845-1846. The place was commonly referred to as "The Church of the Bay" due to its location near the coast line. The bell tower was erected on top of the roof in 1856. The Old Protestant Church functioned until 1950 and, after the construction of... More 

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