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Address: Behind the government complex off L. G. Smith Blvd., Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone Number: 297-8-26099
Description: Fort Zoutman houses the Aruba Historical Museum, the Willem III Tower and...
Fort Zoutman houses the Aruba Historical Museum, the Willem III Tower and the Bon Bini Festival, a weekly folklore fair.
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Small Museum

A wonderful spot, with plenty of artefacts to see, and wonderful descriptions. Everything is on one level, which makes it easy for those of have walking difficulties. Plenty of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
bonnieone55
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

A wonderful spot, with plenty of artefacts to see, and wonderful descriptions. Everything is on one level, which makes it easy for those of have walking difficulties. Plenty of information with regard to the history of the island

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Ridgewood, NJ
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384 reviews 384 reviews
99 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We like to visit the local museums to obtain a sense of the history of the places we are visiting. We saw Fort Zoutman in the center of town. It was a fort centuries ago and has now been painted, restored and turned into a museum. We paid the price of admission price and we let into the museum and... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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201 reviews 201 reviews
91 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The Dutch built this fort centuries ago and it has some historical interest, but there isn't very much to see once you get inside. There are a couple of displays with a handful of old artifacts (and some more modern ones), but you won't miss much if you skip the admission and check it out from the street.

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

One a week the put on a show with local dancers, sings musians and a brief history of the island. food and drink avalible. IT WAS GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Oranjestad, Aruba
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Every Tuesday there is a show with some locally made art ( artists are present) and lots of dancing and singing by local dancers. low entrance fee.

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Southampton, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Ended up here on a rainy morning - small but nice, from the top of the tower you can get a nice view of Oranjestad. $5 admission makes it hard to beat.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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471 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Located in central Oranjestad, Fort Zoutman is an uncommon example of an original colonial structure in the city. I visited on a Tuesday and was given a free fifteen minute tour of the fort itself and the Aruba Historical museum (see separate review) which occupies the majority of the interior. The fort is clearly reconstructed in many areas but one... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Very interesting to see the past in front of you! It only cost $5.00 U.S.D. Many pictures and even the old kitchen quarters!

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Sacramento, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This was a very good show and educational lesson on the culture and history of Aruba and well worth the $5 price!

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Apex, North Carolina
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132 reviews 132 reviews
63 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We attended a local cultural show at this venue. The show was nice and they sold local food made by locals, not by commercial entities. Well worth the time and money and keeps local traditions alive.

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