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Address: Wilhelminastraat 1, Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone Number: 297-5821435
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The church was gorgeous from the outside. Sadly, the gate was locked and we couldn't get in. Would have really enjoyed to have seen inside the building.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The church was gorgeous from the outside. Sadly, the gate was locked and we couldn't get in. Would have really enjoyed to have seen inside the building.

Thank redhairdontcare502
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

ABC islands in the Caribbean are very popular for the shops and restaurants,it stands for the islands of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao. The islands have a very rich history, they were inhabited by Arawak Indians. The islands changed hands between the French, Dutch, Spanish and British .They have all left their influences on these Islands

Thank mackiandrade
Lancashire England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The church with its tall tower is easily seen in Oranjestad. We walked there especially to see the church hoping to go inside. Unfortunately it was locked so we never got inside, a pity as I am sure many visitors from the cruise ships would have wished to visit inside.

Thank simply-peregrinating
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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353 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

The oldest church on the island with its typical Aruban style architecture was built from 1845-1846. The place was commonly referred to as "The Church of the Bay" due to its location near the coast line. The bell tower was erected on top of the roof in 1856. The Old Protestant Church functioned until 1950 and, after the construction of... More 

Thank T-Bird1974
Caracas, Venezuela
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Beautiful Architecture and very iconic building at Oranjestad center. We couldn't get in as it was closed, though

Thank Claudia V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

I appreciated that the minister was aware that many visitors did not speak Dutch. So he came around before the service began to speak with all visitors to explain how the service would be organized and how to follow along in scriptures. It was a lovely service. I was highly impressed with the choirs and various soloists. Not to mention... More 

Thank Nichole G
Seattle, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I went to this chruch for Sunday services, knowing that most of the service would be in Dutch, and that I don't speak or understand a single word of Dutch! Nonetheless, the service does include a song or two in English, and some of the songs sung in Dutch are familiar to English speakers, like "A Mighty Fortress" and "Just... More 

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Sugar Land, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We enjoyed our Sunday morning visit to the Protestant church. The pastor and people were very friendly. The church has a large collection/display of very old Bibles, hymnals and books. That was very interesting to look at before the service. The church has open windows, so there were oscillating fans mounted on the walls - and an occasional bird flew... More 

Thank truffles111
navarre, fl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Really quaint church, and they have services on Sunday. Great views of the lighthouse and that end of the island. Really shows the populated areas to the desolation and dessert terrain. Nice stop and sweet church.

Thank Spectre13
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Most of Aruba's churches are Catholic so it was well worth tracking down The Protestant Church for the Sunday morning service, held at 10:30 am, mostly in Dutch, but some English, so we could participate and guess the rest. We took the public bus from Manchebo Beach (Alhambre Casino stop) to downtown Oranjestad for $2.30 each. It has a great... More 

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