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Historical Museum Fort Zoutman

Zoutmanstraat 6, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 5199
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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... read more

Reviewed April 27, 2017
46ac2017
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Providence, Rhode Island
Interesting history

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

Reviewed April 23, 2017
Tongansailor
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Palm Bay, Florida
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Fort Zoutman houses the Aruba Historical Museum, the Willem III Tower and the Bon Bini Festival, a weekly folklore fair.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good37%
  • Average27%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“clock tower” (6 reviews)
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Zoutmanstraat 6, Oranjestad, Aruba
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+297 588 5199
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"bon bini festival"
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"tuesday night"
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"on display"
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"panama hat"
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"hat weaving"
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"small entrance fee"
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"colonial period"
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"worth a visit"
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"local language"
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"nice visit"
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"small tour"
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"great overview"
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"downtown oranjestad"
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Reviewed April 27, 2017

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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Reviewed April 23, 2017

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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Reviewed April 12, 2017

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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Reviewed April 8, 2017

Just want to clarify: Museo Arubano is a different museum than the history museum at Fort Zoutman. Any of the photos that feature an old wall with small windows are actually picturing Fort Zoutman. We didn't get to visit Museo Arubano, but I wanted to...More

1  Thank Lisa D
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Reviewed April 4, 2017 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...More

1  Thank Marie A
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Reviewed April 3, 2017 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...More

1  Thank Sean O
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Reviewed April 2, 2017

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...More

Thank Lisa D
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Reviewed March 27, 2017

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...More

Thank Jasmine R
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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.

Thank Kevin K
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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...More

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