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, which means visitors to this region of Curaçao will have the benefit of easy site access during their time there. There are a notable bunch of hotels in the region surrounding this attraction.

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
Sonesta Kura Hulanda Village & Spa Resort 0.3 mi. (0.9 km) NNW

Location and What's Nearby

Of course, one of the most enjoyable options while spending some time exploring the area is sharing food at a restaurant within traveling distance of this historical site. La Pergola, which offers Italian meals, is also the closest restaurant to this site. The dining establishment is a small distance away, but out of the way enough that you might need to arrange for having a means of transport to travel there. Mr. Conga's Cuban Cusine and Waterfort Restaurant are a couple other dining possibilities in the area. At Waterfort Restaurant you and your party should try a bite of International dishes and experience the culture of Curaçao.

Information

Operating Hours

You should call the landmark ahead of time to get their hours of operation.

Payment

If you need to know the price of admission, you should call Fort Amsterdam before your visit to determine how much they charge, or if they do at all.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (599-9) 434-8200

Location: Willemstad, Curacao

 

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