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Address: Wilhelminastraat 1, Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone Number: 297-5821435
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The Oldest Church In Aruba!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
3 attraction reviews
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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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

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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116 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 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 

3 Thank WindWolfess
Sugar Land, TX
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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 

Thank truffles111
navarre, fl
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153 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 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.

Thank Spectre13
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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349 reviews
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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 

2 Thank TolerantTraveler
Birmingham, Alabama
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319 reviews
156 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
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
5 attraction reviews
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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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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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