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Fort Amsterdam, Willemstad

#3 of 10 in Historic Sites in Curacao
Government Building · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
Admire the 17th century construction of Fort Amsterdam as you step inside the UNSECO world heritage grounds of Willemstad. Constructed in 1634, the fort features 3 m (10 ft) wide walls and four bastions. Inside, it houses government offices, a cabinet belonging to the governor of Curacao, and the museum of the Protestant community of the city, which is located in the fort church. Head to the fort church and find a cannonball still wedged into its facade, the result of British forces firing shots from a stronghold, with one of them eventually reaching the church. Add Fort Amsterdam and other attractions to your Willemstad trip itinerary using our Willemstad online trip builder.
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  • Visited the fort as part of a cruise excursion. I don't know that you would understand the history and use of the Fort without a local guide.  more »
  • Built in 1634 the fort contains the historic Fort Church. It houses a museum and artifacts. For a complete appreciation, it is best to go with a group guide rather than on your own. It is now used...  more »

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