wonderful open air museum loaded with history and culture. This was the site of the bon bini festival and it was a small intimate way to submerge yourself in Aruban culture.
The dancers wear festive costumes and dance the native dances. Very nice and educational. The Carnival Dance is wonderful & COSTUMES ARE BEAUTIFUL.The local people make special items and you may purchase them if you like. You can also purchase some of their island dishes.
The museum is bigger than first thought. Really nice exhibition of how life has been and what they have done for a living. We were here in september, not crowded at all.
Fort Zoutman & King Willem III Tower Historical Museum Behind the government complex off L. G. Smith Blvd. Oranjestad, Aruba Visited here 5 August 2013 while in downtown Oranjestad. It’s easy to get to and across the street from the water front/marina area. It is the oldest remains of Dutch settlement and was built in 1797. It was nice to... More
Tuesday evenings the Aruban people put on a wonderful festival (dancing and music) for the visitors on the island. It is so much fun. We would always eat there with their homemade goodies whenever we visited. This festival is where I ALWAYS purchase my presents to bring home. The Arubans hand make them. One stop shoping for me!
This was interesting, but could be improved on. They have a lot of information, but it doesn't follow a given time line. The exhibits jump from one era to another and back again. It would be nice if everything flowed on a timeline. None the less, it was worth the $5.00 pp admission.
This was a nice historical site in Aruba but sorry we didn't get a chance to come downtown on Tuesday evening to see the carnival that goes along with it's history.
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