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Address: | Zoutmanstraat, Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone Number: 297-8-26099
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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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A Lovely Museum!

It was a lovely little Museum with some old artifacts from the former fort and had information of some of the former inhabitants. Not all the exhibits were in English, which is to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was a lovely little Museum with some old artifacts from the former fort and had information of some of the former inhabitants. Not all the exhibits were in English, which is to be expected, of course! This is not a huge facility with a great deal of resources but still has some very interesting items!! The entrance fee was... More 

Thank Faila
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fort Zoutman , erected in 1796 , is Oranjestad's oldest building and houses a historical museum. Included in the exhibits are articles from earliest times through colonial days to the presen. An interesting place for historians.

Thank JAA_MK
Houston, Texas
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78 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Being a history buff and a big fan of Aruba it seemed fitting that I finally get to Ft Zoutman & history museum. It's just $5 so I've got no complaint, and the special exhibit "1880" by about 20 youth from Aruba sharing personal histories that they explored and share was a highlight that I enjoyed and learned from: however... More 

1 Thank TXhome1225
Breukelen, Utrecht, Netherlands
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

The Fort Zoutman museum is charming but do not expert too much. It's actually quite small and your visit will not take much more that ½ hour. A nice stop during your walk in Oranjestad

Thank Tomroefs
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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353 reviews
205 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Fort Zoutman was constructed in1798 for protection against the pirates and other enemies. It's the oldest building on the small island of Aruba and was named after a Dutch Rear Admiral who defeated the English a year earlier on the North Sea. The clock tower/lighthouse was added in 1868 but the light in the tower was extinguished in1963. This historic... More 

2 Thank T-Bird1974
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We've done this before on Tuesday night at 630 they perform a culture show. Very interesting. The best thing about it is the sell native food. It was great. And interesting.

Thank Michael L
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

There was hardly information about the fort and its history. Just objects standing there without any information.

Thank Yonni V
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181 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Fort Zoutman is well worth the visit. It's just a couple of blocks from the Renaissance Marketplace. One of the few historical attractions on Aruba.

Thank Janet_and_Jerry
Eugene, Oregon
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We came to the Tuesday evening Bonbini festival, and then again to see the Fort the next day. 1) Bonbini fesival was fun, well organized, and a steal for a nights entertainment. Also, some of the least expensive and best food we had on our visit. YUM! My kids all loved the music and history, and dancing! 2)The fort is... More 

Thank Rain C
Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Again, stunning views from the fort. Fun to make the stones stand up and wish. Very enjoyable , good company and amazing how they built the fort.


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