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Fort Amsterdam, Willemstad

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#4 of 6 in Historic Sites in Curacao
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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  • Take a minute, completely adequate for this "landmark". My opinion tend not to recommend.
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  • In 1635 was started the construction of the Fort Amsterdam, which is the oldest building on the island. Over the centuries there is what changed, but the essence was maintained: the administrative centre and the beautiful Fortress Church.
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  • Nice building but too bad of the little square ... That's totally neglected unfortunately. Visit the quaint shops on the square;-)
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