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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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Nice for a quick picture

There is not much to doo here aside from a quick picture. We decided to walk around the building but did not see much aside from a parking lot and some shops.

Reviewed 20 March 2014
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Orangeville, Canada
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198 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2014

There is not much to doo here aside from a quick picture. We decided to walk around the building but did not see much aside from a parking lot and some shops.

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2014

If downtown go see but what an opportunity missed, this place (Curacao) really has no identity, way to westernized

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Near Oxford
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61 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2014

The fort, and associated church, are really let down by it being a series of offices and a car park. What could be a major attraction for Willemstad makes you feel as if you are in the wrong place.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2014 via mobile

A great day and pace for understanding and enjoying the history of this site. Love the pastel colors of the city.

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Thank 06CES47
The Hague, The Netherlands
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83 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2014

Fort Amsterdam houses all three parts of the government of this Island of the Dutch Kingdom: Parliament, Government and Governor, plus a chapel for all of them to worship. Though it has a military past, it looks now intriguing and welcoming with its colourful walls lining an inner plaza and a spacious square outside. It is a good start for... More 

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The Netherlands
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2013

Don't expect a fort or castle with good views and tourist facilities. The fort part of the governmental buildings. You can walk around it and visit the middle. Have a look at the ramparts with the canon and the plaques, they tell the history of the fort.

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Thank Souterrains
Tampa, Florida, United States
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70 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2013

Because we are history buffs we thrilled to learn about the Fort Amsterdam. It was very interesting and informative.

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Laval, Canada
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2013

What is there to see? The outside of the buildings now used by the government... Since it's beside the pontoon bridge you can go through the arch leading to the interior parking lot.

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2013

Great fort - more for the views than the history, since the interior is now an outdoor shopping mall, but the views of the ocean were terrific - also, walk the pontoon bridge, it was way kewl!

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2013

This is an old fort that I didn't even notice on the hill. Our friends took us there to see the whole island. What a view in all directions. And the overlook of Williamsted is spectacular. There is a gift shop and dinning there but it was closed. We were there late on a Sunday afternoon.

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