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Philipsburg Courthouse

Front Street, Philipsburg, St Martin / St Maarten
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Front Street, Philipsburg, St Martin / St Maarten
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

A great landmark in St. Maarten. I wish my timing was better and that I was able to see court in action. I attended on a day that was family court and closed to the public. A very famous building that you will see in...More

Thank Suyen D
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Don't gamble if you go to casino, it is a money trap. But there is a show on Wednesdays and Fridays, which is great, by the way it is free!

Thank nabavar747
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The Philipsburg Courthouse is one of the landmarks in Philipsburg, if not of Sint Maarten. The building is even in the national flag. The Joint Court of Justice is still having office in this building. When proper dressed, one can visit the nice old courtroom....More

Thank andre s
Reviewed 26 July 2017

You will come across this building as you walk along Back Street. Set back off the road the small road leading up to the enterence is lined by Coconut plams. What makes it striking is its unusual architecture. We couldn't get in the day we...More

Thank dennisp859
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Laid out as the central reference point from the waterfront to Front Street, the Courthouse occupies one of three broad plazas from the beach. It's not got a lot to offer from the diversion standpoint, but it is a good reference point to get your...More

1  Thank Grendyl
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

It's right on Front Street and is a block from the boardwalk. It's just there and not anything amazing, but it's a historical marker and a great place to take pics

1  Thank Michelle R
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Great place to hanging out. Market available, casinos, beach, restaurants and more. There's many kiosk to rent chairs, umbrellas, jets ski and others attractions. Many cheap markets and many food options.

Thank Lilybeth S
Reviewed 21 April 2017

This view is one of the most photographed between the boardwalk and front streets. Love the historical charm as well.

Thank vanklom2
Reviewed 18 April 2017

It IS historic & right in the middle of town, so it's usually THE place my husband & I plan to meet when we separate while walking in Philipsburg. A great photo opp..,.and it is a short walk from here to where the pier is...More

Thank ParadiseElaine
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

This is a sweet little courthouse in the heart of Phillipsburg. There's not a whole lot to it, but it's nice to take some pictures, and it has become something of a landmark in this tiny capital.

Thank ClintPage
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