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Fort Amsterdam

Punda, Willemstad, Curacao
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The island's principal fortress today serves as the seat of government.
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Punda, Willemstad, Curacao
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

It's a museum in part because of its history: after all, when construction began in 1635 the United States had been home to the Pilgrims less than 20 years! However the colonnades around the central courtyard house not only the Governor's Palace - still occupied...More

Thank mccorquinn
Reviewed 8 January 2017

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.

1  Thank Dana R
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.

Thank 212Travelr
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.

Thank Nick D
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...More

2  Thank Kirktoncoll
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.

Thank IN_Travelers47906
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...More

1  Thank Oldjack
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!

Thank FrankSAmsterdam
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.

Thank Miranda C
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.

Thank JDBAR2014
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