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Fort Amsterdam

Address: Punda, Willemstad, Curacao
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Ranked #20 of 36 Attractions in Willemstad
Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: The island's principal fortress today serves as the seat of government.
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Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: The island's principal fortress today serves as the seat of government.

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
New York City, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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343 reviews 343 reviews
176 attraction reviews
209 helpful votes 209 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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657 reviews 657 reviews
353 attraction reviews
723 helpful votes 723 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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Columbia, South Carolina
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665 reviews 665 reviews
528 attraction reviews
343 helpful votes 343 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

this old fort is good for photos. not a lot to see. Still, it has a stunning look. worth a quick looksie while walking around.

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Orangeville, Canada
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98 reviews 98 reviews
25 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

There is not much to doo here aside from a quick picture. We decided to walk around the building but did not see much aside from a parking lot and some shops.

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

If downtown go see but what an opportunity missed, this place (Curacao) really has no identity, way to westernized

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Near Oxford
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
331 helpful votes 331 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

The fort, and associated church, are really let down by it being a series of offices and a car park. What could be a major attraction for Willemstad makes you feel as if you are in the wrong place.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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119 reviews 119 reviews
69 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

A great day and pace for understanding and enjoying the history of this site. Love the pastel colors of the city.

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