Fort Amsterdam, Philipsburg

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  • 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 »
  • when you think of a fort you may think of a large fort like the one in san juan puerto rico or st. augustine florida. this is not that. but it is a neat little stop if youre a history buff and like be...  more »
  • Accessible from the DIVI hotel or the beach for exteriors, Fort Amsterdam to enjoy a beautiful view on the Bay of Philipsburg. You can admire the wetting in the turquoise sea, Frontsreet cruise ships and the beautiful beach of the city. It is very close to the city center of Philipsburg. A sign (in English only), gives some explanation about the vocation of the Fort and its history. Even if you don't read English, you might recognize dates and nationalities of the various protagonists who have built and renovated Fort; There is much more to learn.
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  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Simple ruins; easy access with short walk.
  • Nice steep walk up to it from the Divi Hotel, great views, and some plaques to read about the history of it
  • It's a historic site, with epic view points over the bay. There are free standing buildings and cannons. It's a great little day hike, and a nice place to get a few pictures.

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