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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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"old church"
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"cultural heritage"
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"piece of history"
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"dutch architecture"
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"walking tour"
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"floating bridge"
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"government"
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"cannonball"
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Reviewed 12 September 2015

Located at the channel entrance on the Punda side, Fort Amsterdam originally built in the 1630 was built to protect Anna Bay. Originally built with 4 bastions, 10' thick walls and heavy weapons, it is now used as Government Offices. It is an impressive building...More

1  Thank Gla_Rangers
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

It is a great old building somewhat overshadowed by the beautiful panorama of the fort, the bridge, the bay and in the distance the cruise ships that arrive

1  Thank dino801
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Reviewed 14 June 2015

This old Fort from the Dutch colonial days is still in use which is nice because you have many of the government administrative functions of the island being done here. Re-purposing a building is effective way to protect heritage sites and I think this is...More

1  Thank James A
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Reviewed 4 May 2015 via mobile

Beautiful architecture. Too bad it seems more of an external experience than internal one. The area is surrounded by very overpriced and cookie cutter jewelry & souvenir stores.

1  Thank Kelsey M
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Reviewed 10 March 2015

I love history and visiting forts but I was a little disappointed in this fort. The entire center of the fort is a parking lot packed with cars. It is difficult to get a nice photo of the Fort Church or Governor’s Palace. There is...More

1  Thank Denice S
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Reviewed 5 March 2015

Again, if you like old buildings, history, cannons and have a good imagination, visit the forts of Curacao, of which there are quite a number. I was not inspired.... but then I am not an aficinado of forts, fortresses, castles, turrets, spooky places, Dracula..... get...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2015

The person there was very informative about the history as well as present day information. She made us feel welcome and gave us individual attention to show us around.

Thank MJA714
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Reviewed 10 November 2014 via mobile

This 'Fort' has been changed into administration buildings for the town/city and apart from a cannonball stuck in a wall (with an alleged history) there is not much here at all except a quick photo stop. Even the centre of the Fort has been changed...More

2  Thank badmintontim
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Reviewed 3 November 2014

Fun place to see and get to hear the history of the area. love to go back and see it again and stay longer.

Thank Juli H
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Reviewed 30 September 2014

Fun for a quick stop before shopping. Take the time to notice an old cannon ball that is still stuck in the wall!

Thank KelseyGernert
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