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Protestant Church

Wilhelminastraat 1, Oranjestad, Aruba
297-5821435
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Ranked #16 of 30 Attractions in Oranjestad
Type: Religious Sites
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Seattle, WA
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91 reviews 91 reviews
25 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

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navarre, fl
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
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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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

This church is viewed while looking up to the hill. It is a lovely site while walking around the city. Since it is not normally open to the public, viewing from below is a good idea.

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Bowie, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

The island of Aruba is 70% Roman Catholic, but nice to know that there is a Protestant presence also. The people of Aruba are warm and friendly, which reflects their devotion to family, country, and God. We loved our brief stay their, including the spiritual components.

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Danville, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Unique, some people were praying as though service was going on. Very different in a good way.

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Aruba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

The Protestant Church is located downtown behind the Renaissance Hotel. We enjoyed the service very much. Service begins at 10:30 am every Sunday.

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Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

This is a beautiful church in Oranjestad. Lovely surrounding. It was closed when we were there (they don't do tours or have it open to the public), but someone let us in as my grandfather used to preach there in the 1950s (I'm from Canada). It is quite beautiful inside if you can get a chance to see it.

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New York City, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

Such a quaint church to visit. High up on the hill and a very solemn experience.

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