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Address: Punda, Willemstad, Curacao
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The island's principal fortress today serves as the seat of government.

The island's principal fortress today serves as the seat of government.

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Umm I think the word historic is lost here...

Well not much to see here, building is interesting, yes, but the historic part is lost. Unfortunate when you consider this is a part of history they will never get back.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well not much to see here, building is interesting, yes, but the historic part is lost. Unfortunate when you consider this is a part of history they will never get back.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

I believe this is the oldest building in Curacao according to the tour guide. Again, was not able to indulge only passed by.

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Thank 212Travelr
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

interesting architecture but though we could (and did) go into the interior courtyard we couldn't really see too much as these are still functioning government offices.

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Thank Nick D
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 451 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Fort Amsterdam is an interesting building for a short visit. It was built around 1630 to protect St Anna Bay. it had 4 Bastions and thick walls. I believe it is on UNESCO list of world heritage sites. The Dutch Reformed Church was built in 1769 and can be visited for a reasonable fee. Could not get a good photo... More 

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

You are in Willemstad and so is the fort, so it is worth taking a couple of minutes to look around, but that is about it.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

This area is not well promoted but it is an interesting series of connected buildings including the old church. There is little or no signage and details of the history which is a pity. The church was built in 1768 displayed on its wall and that is about it. A short visit is all that is needed.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

Fort Amsterdam is a historical site where the Curacao parliament gathers for special meetings, but als saw many important, historical figures pass by. Simply amazing architecture!

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Thank FrankSAmsterdam
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

The government buildings and the governor's mansion are located in the fort as well as Fort Kerk, which is an old church.

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Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

Had a great time all around the island, saw kids selling iguana meat by the side of the road as we drove around.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

It's really remnants of a fort with some shops and plazas, not nearly as nice is Riffort across the water.

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