Because we are history buffs we thrilled to learn about the Fort Amsterdam. It was very interesting and informative.
Great fort - more for the views than the history, since the interior is now an outdoor shopping mall, but the views of the ocean were terrific - also, walk the pontoon bridge, it was way kewl!
This is an old fort that I didn't even notice on the hill. Our friends took us there to see the whole island. What a view in all directions. And the overlook of Williamsted is spectacular. There is a gift shop and dinning there but it was closed. We were there late on a Sunday afternoon.
this was written up as a "must see" once I got in the court yard, it was not very well marked ... very exciting piece of heritage, poorly promoted. Not very well attended when I was there, based on the amount of people touring the city that day.
Built in 1635 on the point (Punda) of the eastern finger of land at the harbor entrance it was the most important of Curaçao's eight forts, and is included in UNESCO's list of World Heritage sites. Embedded in its southwest wall is a cannonball fired by Captain Bligh's troops.
Nice little detour when you cross the Queen Emma Bridge. Turn right at the waterfront and enter through an arch on the left. The facade of the yellow colored Governor's Palace is nice. On the inside there are mainly other government office buildings but the open courtyard is a nice walk.
When you walk on the big walls you can almost touch the big ships coming in to Willemstad. Intregrated in this fort is the Place Hotel. 2 minutes walk from Downtown Willemstad.
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