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Address: Great Bay | near Great Bay and Little Bay, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Nice place watch the ships leave

Each time we come to the Divi we visit the Fort Amsterdam just to look at the Cruise Ships come and go. The view is nice and breeze wonderful!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Gales Ferry, Connecticut
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plenty of canons and foundations from colonial era gun batteries. Marker plates explain the significance of each structure in the fort. Honestly, the area is not well maintained, but the view of the bay is remarkable.

Thank Arlyn C
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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859 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is up a humongous hill from Divi resort but once you make the climb the breeze and the view are wonderful. There is a small archeological remains of a hospital / home and a house for the fort, and people have left their remnants behind. There are several cannons the look out to the sea. Honestly, it was worth... More 

Thank Michelle R
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Each time we come to the Divi we visit the Fort Amsterdam just to look at the Cruise Ships come and go. The view is nice and breeze wonderful!

Thank peterpA5081LG
New York City, New York
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129 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To get here you can ask to park at the adjacent resort and walk up through the resort up the hill to what remains of the fort: 10 or so cannons, a few walls, and a few plaques. Stop by for the view if you have 3 minutes to kill.

Thank Alex M
Hastings, mn
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44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stay very close to this site and always enjoy our walk around Ft Amsterdam. It seems they are always adding or improving this small historical sites! Great views also!!

Thank sassy48
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Visited on a day visit from our cruise ship. Walked up to the fort ,what a view. On the way back down we saw a massive lizard. The area was very clean and well looked after. Taxi drives very friendly .

Thank DevonBen
Washington, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

My family walked up to this fort to look around and enjoy the view. This is probably the best place on the island to watch the sunset. Even all the cruise ships seemed to position just below us for the view right after they left the dock.

Thank msimpson4474
Greenville, South Carolina
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70 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We enjoyed the scenic ride up to Fort Amsterdam and the beautiful views of the island from the Fort. If you are a history buff, you will definitely enjoy this stop.

Thank Steve B
Montgomery, Vermont
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Interesting archeological site, at the tip of the Divi peninsula. A few displays and some great views of Saba, St. Bart's, and others on a clear day. It was at the battle to take this fort that Peter Stuyvesant lost his leg.

Thank murphyvt
Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Fort Amsterdam is of great historic value for Sint Maarten. This is the place where peter Stuyvesant battled the spanish troups in 1644 and lost his leg to a canonball, they lost the battle after loosing hundreds of man, in 1648 the spanish sailed away by themself , no longer interested in the island. There are still quite some remnants... More 

Thank Binkievan

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