Philipsburg Courthouse, Philipsburg

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Government Building
Explore Philipsburg's history with a visit to Philipsburg Courthouse, the former home of the town's founder, Commander John Philips. Built in 1793, the emblematic Dutch colonial-style building has since undergone several renovations and served different purposes, including fire station, jail, and post office. Today, it is an active courthouse--so those wishing to see the interior should temper expectations, as court proceedings in progress may impede visits. Outside, note the pineapple that sits perched at the top of the building, an international symbol of welcome. Plan to see Philipsburg Courthouse and other attractions that appeal to you using our Philipsburg vacation generator.
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  • Typical and well-kept. Cleanliness and cared for tourism city. Shops with satisfactory purchase opportunities
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  • This is a sweet little courthouse in the heart of Phillipsburg. There's not a whole lot to it, but it's nice to take some pictures, and it has become something of a landmark in this tiny capital.  more »
  • The famous island of berthing of cruise ships, and also famous for its beach which borders the airport, where all pass for a quick visit, in 6 hours when the ship stops. As with Costa Cruise I landed like all Caribbean Islands, it hits you for the color of the beach, the sky, and the tropical greenery of nature. Philipsburg is reached or on foot or with a cute taxiwater or speedboat, ($ 7 round trip passage) where the background music raggae. The landing on the quay leaves you directly on the beach, where you can enjoy the beautiful sea, with few people and behind all the cafes operated by indigenous peoples. The town is quiet and well worth a spin in wide and long to discover clubs and shops also trand. Wooden features buildings flank the streets and not to be missed for shopping Shopping del SOL, where the typical shirt that changes color in the Sun. (cost its not cheap $20) is not to be missed. Then relax and enjoy the beach and the sea, with maybe a beer in hand.
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