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Fort Amsterdam, Willemstad

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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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  • Curacao has such nice buildings. We loved walking in town and at fort amsterdam. historic buildings everywhere!  more »
  • Fort Amsterdam on the other side of the estuary now encloses all the government offices. There is no charge to enter either structure, or cross the bridge. Other then the cannon ball embedded in the w...  more »
  • Fort Amsterdam is of historic significance and as in yesteryears remains the seat of government. It houses several government offices including the Governor's office. Inside lining the square are the ...  more »

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