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Address: Fort Oranjestraat, Kralendijk, Bonaire

A nineteenth-century fort (now serving as the Harbor Office) featuring an...

A nineteenth-century fort (now serving as the Harbor Office) featuring an adjacent stone lighthouse.

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Quick Walk Though

The fort is directly across from the cruise ship docks. There isn't a formal tour but it's worth walking around and reading the plaques. The grounds are well maintained and the... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2017
Roseburg, Oregon
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Roseburg, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

The fort is directly across from the cruise ship docks. There isn't a formal tour but it's worth walking around and reading the plaques. The grounds are well maintained and the color of the buildings make it stand out.

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wilmington, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2017

Recommended as one of the few things we could do from our cruise ship docked off Kralendijk. While I have to admire the Bonairians for not catering to tourists in keeping attractions like this open on Sundays or holidays just because cruise ships are in port, you'd think they'd be proud enough of their history and culture to want to... More 

Thank charlesthebarles
Watersmeet, Michigan
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390 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2017

You'll have to check the Internet to find out anything about the fort. The gate was open, so I entered and walked around to see what I could find out about it. Saw the cannons and the view..

Thank MilwaukeeSunseeker2
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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344 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2017

From a docked ship, the walk to this site is about a minute, roughly straight in front of you. The fort is tiny. Not much to it I'm afraid.

Thank Scott D
East Granby, Connecticut
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413 reviews
174 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

From the cruise ship it looked like a kids park. Up close, it's a small fort. Quiet inside. Not much to see. Views aren't the best with the freight ships loading and unloading.

Thank lakwatsera2014
DeLand, Florida
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2016

We were all excited to go visit "the fort" but there's really nothing to see inside - just the walls - though we did see some pretty parakeets in the tree!

Thank Scrabblequeen825
Greenville, South Carolina
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2016

While you are in town, go by and see the fort and the light house. I love history so I just couldn't pass this.

Thank Duckygirl2012
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622 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

This fort stands proud at the port where all cruise ships dock. It is Just another one of the well kept building in the capital and let's you know you are at the main port of Bonaire. Not not more about it really.

Thank Coryy20
Baton Rouge, LA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
Reviewed June 9, 2016

We walked by on our way back to our cruise ship. Very close to the dock. Easy walking; less than two blocks.

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Calgary, Canada
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721 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed May 21, 2016

it's a small site in the middle of town. a couple of plaques, couple of canons and a bit of a higher viewpoint from which to take photos.

Thank Nick D

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