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Address: Punda, Willemstad, Curacao
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Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: The island's principal fortress today serves as the seat of government.

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It's an OK spot for some photos, but not much else so don't spent too much time here...

This old Fort from the Dutch colonial days is still in use which is nice because you have many of the government administrative functions of the island being done here... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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El Salvador
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

It is a great old building somewhat overshadowed by the beautiful panorama of the fort, the bridge, the bay and in the distance the cruise ships that arrive

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This old Fort from the Dutch colonial days is still in use which is nice because you have many of the government administrative functions of the island being done here. Re-purposing a building is effective way to protect heritage sites and I think this is worth a quick visit if you're in the area.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Beautiful architecture. Too bad it seems more of an external experience than internal one. The area is surrounded by very overpriced and cookie cutter jewelry & souvenir stores.

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DeWitt, Michigan
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135 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I love history and visiting forts but I was a little disappointed in this fort. The entire center of the fort is a parking lot packed with cars. It is difficult to get a nice photo of the Fort Church or Governor’s Palace. There is a $5 admission to go inside the Fort Church. That being said, the fort is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Again, if you like old buildings, history, cannons and have a good imagination, visit the forts of Curacao, of which there are quite a number. I was not inspired.... but then I am not an aficinado of forts, fortresses, castles, turrets, spooky places, Dracula..... get my drift....

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The person there was very informative about the history as well as present day information. She made us feel welcome and gave us individual attention to show us around.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 356 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This 'Fort' has been changed into administration buildings for the town/city and apart from a cannonball stuck in a wall (with an alleged history) there is not much here at all except a quick photo stop. Even the centre of the Fort has been changed into a car park! Curaçao has definitely missed a trick here as reading about the... More 

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Fun place to see and get to hear the history of the area. love to go back and see it again and stay longer.

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New England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Fun for a quick stop before shopping. Take the time to notice an old cannon ball that is still stuck in the wall!

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Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 753 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

As we crossed the swinging bridge into the Punda section, the Governor's Building and Fort Amsterdam were just a block away to the right. There was a narrow street that led us inside the Fort area. Here, we found the Fort Church at the opposite end of the Fort. It is the oldest church on the island. Admission for the... More 

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