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Address: Fort Oranje Straat | Zoutmanstraat, Oranjestad, Aruba
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297-8-26099
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Fort Zoutman houses the Aruba Historical Museum, the Willem III Tower and...

Fort Zoutman houses the Aruba Historical Museum, the Willem III Tower and the Bon Bini Festival, a weekly folklore fair.

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Not Into Forts

We were walking around the town of Oranjestad and found the Fort. On Google maps it is referred to as Fort Orange. Anyway, we took pictures of the exterior, but did not pay the $5... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
MilwaukeeSunseeker2
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Watersmeet, Michigan
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Watersmeet, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were walking around the town of Oranjestad and found the Fort. On Google maps it is referred to as Fort Orange. Anyway, we took pictures of the exterior, but did not pay the $5 fee to go inside. It was built in 1798 by the Dutch and is the oldest structure on the island. The William III Tower was... More 

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Thank MilwaukeeSunseeker2
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is small museum located in historical fort. Very nice and friendly tour guide will give you nice story about the history of the island. You can climb the fort for very lovely view and also visit small museum that also shows history of the island and Panama hats. Be aware that if you want to climb the fort, only... More 

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Thank Luka S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

this is a very small museum in oranjestad, it is nice but you will only need 15 minutes to see the fort

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We went there during the lunch heat in Oranjestad. The museum had an interesting exhibition on local textiles. The staff also took us to the top of the tower to explain us the sights and buildings in Oranjestad.

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Thank Echologist
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Made very welcome by The great great grandaughter, Joasy, of the Lieutennant who guarded the fort during the 1800s with 12-15 soldiers! Lucky enough to get a roof top view with guide Carlos who rang the bell. Grand view of Oranjestaad.Museum, airconditioned , traditional weaving history of the island and a contemporary art exhibition! We then attended the Bon Bini... More 

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Thank Jooles B
Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We visit this every year - wonderful small historic fort with changing temporary exhibits. Well worth the visit.

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Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This is a little Fort, not a whole ton to see but there are artifacts and cool relics from Aruba's history. On Tuesday they host the Bon Bini festival which is a cultural welcome experience for tourists. You can enter the museum and "festival" for $5/person. Inside they have about 6-10 local vendors selling art, local coffee, baked goods and... More 

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df, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Aruba is a paradise in the middle of the caribbean, very clean Island, extremely nice people, you can take a tour and go round the island in a few hours, also you can walk and see the stores on the street, and make a good shopping

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Cost 10 dollars for the 2 of us! It was an absolutely waste of the 5 minutes we spent in there! They should let u donate, after you have been around and seen literally nothing but weaving and straw hats! We struggled to stretch it to 5 minutes too! Not good!

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Thank dianasmith
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Well when we got there there's graffiti all over the outside wall. Not really how you should treat your country's historical places. Then when we got to the entrance there were 3 young boy hanging out - turns out one worked the entrance. He seemed surprised anyone wanted to go it. We asked if it was worth it and he... More 

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