Fort Amsterdam, Philipsburg

Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Fort Amsterdam is a historic fort on the island of Saint Martin, near the Sint Maarten town of Philipsburg.
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  • A bit of a walk, but the views are well worth it. BUT: wear good walking shoes - no flip flops. There is a lot of broken glass on the ground.  more »
  • We stayed at the Little Divi Bay and took a hike up to For Amsterdam which was not far from our unit. It was a short walk up a hill to see the ruins and cannons. There were great views from the top....  more »
  • We were at Divi Little Bay for the day, from where it's only a shirt walk up the hill to the fort (from the infinity pool). Although I like history, I found this sight to be a bit of a mess and not...  more »
  • A fort with free access. The view is actually on the bay but from low altitude. You can try using cannons to shoot at moored ships.
  • Fort Amsterdam is a nice easy place to visit with some great views. You need to drive through the Divi resort which is a bit strange, but then it is a short walk to the fort. Hurricane Irma did a number on the touristy parts of it so there are no facilities, but the fort walls and cannons are still there and the view in three directions is spectacular.
  • Beautiful place with a gorgeous view over the bay... worth a visit! Hint: is accessible via luxury complexe, just talk to the gate man and he will tell you how to walk.
  • Closed for general public, there is supposed to be some kind of restoration/renovation, however, it is most likely years that this fort has not been touched. Great views of the cruisers coming to Sint Maarten, there is not much to be seen here, except for the few cannons, ruined central house, and some holes that were used as a storage.
  • Get a sense of history over hundreds of years here.

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