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Fort Zoutman

Fort Oranje Straat | Zoutmanstraat, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Small but very interesting

For a small entrance fee, you can visit this museum. It's small but has some interesting things to... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2017
Janet D
Cambridge, Minnesota
Not Into Forts

We were walking around the town of Oranjestad and found the Fort. On Google maps it is referred to... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2017
Watersmeet, Michigan
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Fort Zoutman houses the Aruba Historical Museum, the Willem III Tower and the Bon Bini Festival, a weekly folklore fair.
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good39%
  • Average29%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Fort Oranje Straat | Zoutmanstraat, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

For a small entrance fee, you can visit this museum. It's small but has some interesting things to see and provides a little history into Aruba's past.

Thank Janet D
Reviewed 14 January 2017

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...More

Thank MilwaukeeSunseeker2
Reviewed 13 January 2017

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...More

1  Thank Luka S
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

Thank Ronald d
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.

Thank Echologist
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...More

Thank Jooles B
Reviewed 6 October 2016

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

Thank Janet_and_Jerry
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...More

2  Thank catg923
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...More

Thank Isaac C
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...More

Thank dianasmith
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