Fort Amsterdam, Philipsburg

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  • Myself and Daughter decided to take a look whilst we had a car on hire. Now admittedly we could see it from the road, but were there any signs ??? No chance ! We took a gamble and the very nice guard ...  more »
  • It is a little climb up, but then you have a truly stunning views of the beaches and Philipsburg have good shoes to do!
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  • We got a taxi to go to the fort. Upon arrival, the resort is closed that you need to walk through to go to the fort, so we walked from the resort entrance to the fort. Not that far. Take a nice camera...  more »
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  • Difficult to reach via private land. Nothing there to give any historical context except a plaque on one of the canons (a replica). Opportunity exists to make this an amenity for foreign visitors but has a low priority compared to other post-Irma restoration projects.
  • I've been to quite a few forts and this ones pretty good, it has quite a few cannons and a good history behind them.
  • It is slowly being restored and was reasonably cleaned up. Like most old forts it is at the top of a commanding hill with awesome views. You can watch the cruise ships, or look at the distant islands and imagine the track of Columbus when he arrived in 1493.
  • While visiting the island we hiked up to see the fort which provided a nice history of this area of the island and allowed for some beautiful pelican watching. The views at sunset are breathtaking!
  • Simple ruins; easy access with short walk.
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