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Fort Amsterdam, Willemstad

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Government Building · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
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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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  • In 1970, we spent 3 days of our honeymoon in Curacao staying at what used to be the Intercontinental Hotel. It was housed inside the walls of the fort but has been vacated for some time and is slated....  more
    In 1970, we spent 3 days of our honeymoon in Curacao staying at what used to be the Intercontinental Hotel. It was housed inside the walls of the fort but has been vacated for some time and is slated....  more »
  • 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. 
    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 »

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