Fort Amsterdam, Philipsburg

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  • Place very delightfully located-you can certainly visit them but the place is not very different from many in the world. You can and it is certainly a pleasant walk ending with nice views, however, are places in the world that more grab their heart
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  • I was trying to visit this place but guard man by the gate advised me that resort and access to Fort Amsterdam temporarily closed because of hurricane damaged.  more »
  • This is a good vantage point to see both sides of the island and surrounding islands. The hike up the steps was challenging for my 45+ legs but it was well worth it. A must see!  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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