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Fort Zoutman

Fort Oranje Straat | Zoutmanstraat, Oranjestad, Aruba
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A fort?

This place is hardly a fort.It used to be on the water and is now two blocks away from the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Naples, Florida
via mobile
Wonderful old fort

We had a great tour by a local guide who was very knowledgeable about the history of the building... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Houston, TX
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Fort Zoutman houses the Aruba Historical Museum, the Willem III Tower and the Bon Bini Festival, a weekly folklore fair.
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good39%
  • Average28%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Fort Oranje Straat | Zoutmanstraat, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is hardly a fort.It used to be on the water and is now two blocks away from the water.With in its walls there is bell tower,a room about weaving and sewing,andabout three jail cells filled with tables,and outside area for party's .The guide...More

Thank wqu
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great tour by a local guide who was very knowledgeable about the history of the building. Gorgeous art exhibit too. Climbed to the top of the tower for a fabulous view of the area.

Thank suesloswing
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The fort was originally built to fend off raiding pirates, it then became a light house and latterly a clock tower and museum. Aruba doesn't have much in the way of historic buildings and to be honest this isn't very impressive either.

Thank Intcopiers
Reviewed 28 April 2017

We spent about an hour touring the fort, checking out the exhibits and climbing to the top of the tour for a great view.

Thank 46ac2017
Reviewed 23 April 2017

A must visit to experience and learn more about Aruba's history. For a small fee entrance, you will love it.

Thank Tongansailor
Reviewed 12 April 2017

These places need support to help them survive. go learn about fort zoutman, its history and the history of hat making in Aruba. really cool place.

Thank stonebrook1
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Shopping, dining, and you still need to learn a little about Aruba. Stop by Ft. Zoutman and take a quick tour. Five dollar entrance fee and you will see many interesting items on display. Workers are especially helpful. One small bathroom on the premise. You...More

Thank Marie A
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Staff were friendly and helpful. $5 is the suggested admission fee. The fort is fairly small. In one of the buildings there is a display about textiles/weaving which apparently was once a major industry on the island. The grounds are pretty small and can easily...More

1  Thank Sean O
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Although this museum isn't large, take time to see the exhibit on weaving and walk around the fort. When we were there, three modern artworks were also on display. The docent welcomed questions and all guests are allowed to climb the ladders to get to...More

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This Fort has quite a bit of history. Nice place to look around and the young lady that was there was very kind to give us a small tour and explain the history of the place. You can go up to the top where you...More

Thank Jasmine R
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