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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. Our Willemstad itinerary planner makes visiting Fort Amsterdam and other Willemstad attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • August 8, 2017
    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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  • July 27, 2017
    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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  • July 22, 2017
    Fort Amsterdam is as the Binnenhof in the Hague. The Government of the island sits here. The beautiful colonial buildings. Within the walls of the fort is also a church that possibly can be visited.
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