Fort Zoutman

Photo credit: © Phil Comeau

This fort warded off English attack in 1799 and is the oldest building on Aruba. Through the years it functioned as many important things, from police station to library. Now its a historical museum, housing a diverse collection of artifacts that detail the island's fascinating history.

Staying Close

Fort Zoutman is located in downtown Oranjestad, ensuring visitors to this area of Aruba will be pleased to have convenient access to the historical site during their time there. Though this location isn't packed with visitors, you'll nevertheless find a small number of lodgings to choose from.

Hotels near Fort Zoutman
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino Resort 0.1 mi. (1.0 km) SSW
Surfside Beach Marina Hotel Hotel 0.6 mi. (1.8 km) SE
Wonders Aruba Hotel 0.7 mi. (0.4 km) N
Talk Of The Town Hotel And Beach Club Hotel 0.8 mi. (2.0 km) SE
Aruba Harmony Apartments Hotel 1.1 mi. (1.3 km) NNE

Location and What's Nearby

Lively explorers will additionally be attracted by the area because of the possibility of open-air pursuits. Historic site visitors looking to follow-up with a few holes of golf should consider going to the closest course, The Links at Divi Aruba Golf Course. If golfing isn't your thing, you might want to head over to Surfside Beach, one of the closest beaches to this landmark. However, while these options may be the easiest to get to, you will still find a wide selection of equally enjoyable outdoor possibilities. If you would prefer to stay inside, there are also a handful of other places you may want to visit only a short distance away. One of the few additional attractions around this historical site that tourists will most likely love is Aruba Numismatic Museum.


Contact Information

Location: Oranjestad, Aruba


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