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Address: Fort Oranje Straat | Zoutmanstraat, Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone Number:
297-8-26099
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Fort Zoutman houses the Aruba Historical Museum, the Willem III Tower and...

Fort Zoutman houses the Aruba Historical Museum, the Willem III Tower and the Bon Bini Festival, a weekly folklore fair.

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Nice Educational Experience

We spent about an hour touring the fort, checking out the exhibits and climbing to the top of the tour for a great view.

Reviewed 3 days ago
46ac2017
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Providence, Rhode Island
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Providence, Rhode Island
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent about an hour touring the fort, checking out the exhibits and climbing to the top of the tour for a great view.

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Thank 46ac2017
Palm Bay, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A must visit to experience and learn more about Aruba's history. For a small fee entrance, you will love it.

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Thank Tongansailor
Milverton, Canada
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These places need support to help them survive. go learn about fort zoutman, its history and the history of hat making in Aruba. really cool place.

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Thank stonebrook1
Chesterton, Indiana
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295 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Shopping, dining, and you still need to learn a little about Aruba. Stop by Ft. Zoutman and take a quick tour. Five dollar entrance fee and you will see many interesting items on display. Workers are especially helpful. One small bathroom on the premise. You can climb the tower if you wish.

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Thank Marie A
Kingston, Canada
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were friendly and helpful. $5 is the suggested admission fee. The fort is fairly small. In one of the buildings there is a display about textiles/weaving which apparently was once a major industry on the island. The grounds are pretty small and can easily be explored in 10-15 minutes. The highlight of the visit is climbing Willem III tower,... More 

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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although this museum isn't large, take time to see the exhibit on weaving and walk around the fort. When we were there, three modern artworks were also on display. The docent welcomed questions and all guests are allowed to climb the ladders to get to the top of the tower. What a great view of Oranjestad!

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Thank Lisa D
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Fort has quite a bit of history. Nice place to look around and the young lady that was there was very kind to give us a small tour and explain the history of the place. You can go up to the top where you can get a 360 view of the City. Only thing is the stairs are a... More 

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Thank Jasmine R
Spotsylvania, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2017

My wife spent a few hours here after we were done eating and walking around in the area. We head some steel drum music playing so we went over there and watched the performance of the local culture and the music.

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Thank Kevin K
Denpasar, Indonesia
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4 reviews
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Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

When I went here I expected to learn about the history of aruba and the fort. In stead there was a very simple exhibition about hatweaving and nothing else!!! I paid 5 dollar but wouldn't even go there if I was paid 10. This is by far the dullest museum I've ever visited. Too bad, because the fort seems to... More 

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Thank Ernes_12
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2017

The museum is located inside the fort. IT is quite small and only took a few minutes to check out. For us, the interesting part was getting to climb the tower. It is accessed by a series of wooden ladders, about 6, until you come out on the roof of the tower. You have an amazing view of the city.

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