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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
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Amersham, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

A quaint museum in the back streets of Oranjestad with a Tower you unfortunately can't go up. Admission was 5 dollars Inside you get to see a small house and lots of artefacts scattered around the perimeter walls and inside the main building there are items like musical instruments, glassware and lots of other items. Well worth spending 30 minutes... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

A must see when visiting Aruba. It is only held on Tuesdays. Learned a lot about the culture through song, dance and food.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 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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204 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 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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41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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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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Address: Address: Behind the government complex off L. G. Smith Blvd., Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone Number: 297-8-26099
Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad

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