Fort Amsterdam

A UNESCO world heritage site, the 1635 Fort Amsterdam is considered to be the most important of the eight forts on Curacao -- perhaps because it actually saw battle, but it could also be that it is well-restored (yet still not the most well-restored on the island), or even that it is set in a popular district of the island and thus gets a lot of foot traffic.

What to Expect

Fort Amsterdam houses the United Protestant Church, the Ministry, the Governor's residence, several government offices, and a small museums. One point of note is the southwest wall, where a cannon ball fired by Captain Blight's troops is located.

Fort Amsterdam is easily recognizable, due to the location of the bright yellow Fort Church that stands at the front entrance. The fort itself is built around a central courtyard and protects several facilities within its walls

Staying Close

Fort Amsterdam is located in downtown Willemstad, ensuring those visiting this area of Curaçao will be excited to have easy site access throughout their trip. If you'd like to stay somewhere close to this historical site, you'll enjoy a moderate variety of lodgings to choose from nearby.

Hotels near Fort Amsterdam
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Plaza Hotel Curaçao Hotel 0.0 mi. (0.7 km) SSW
Renaissance Curacao Resort Resort 0.0 mi. (0.8 km) SSW
San Marco Hotel and Casino Hotel 0.1 mi. (0.5 km) E
Academy Hotel Curacao Hotel 0.1 mi. (0.5 km) E
Otrobanda Hotel & Casino Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.7 km) N
Howard Johnson Curaçao Plaza Hotel & Casino Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.9 km) NW
Scuba Lodge Hotel 0.3 mi. (0.5 km) ESE

Location and What's Nearby

Outdoor activities like playing a few holes of golf and taking to the water will also be found easily and are within close proximity. Historic site visitors also hoping to play a round or two of golf can do so at the nearest course, Curacao Golf and Squash Club. If golfing isn't your thing, think about heading over to Avila Beach, the closest beach. Happily, at least two other beach and golf choices remain in the community. Historic site visitors will discover additional interesting places out of the sun within a reasonable distance. You'll find a couple of additional places of interest nearby -Governor's Palace and Waterfort- both of which are located a short distance from the historic site.


Operating Hours

The opening and closing hours for Fort Amsterdam are not readily available, meaning your group's best chance at success is calling in advance to ensure the attraction is going to be operating when you and your party want to stop by.


Arrive at Fort Amsterdam ready to pay for the total cost of admission, which your party can figure out by calling beforehand.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (599-9) 434-8200

Location: Willemstad, Curacao


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