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

Downtown Willemstad is a good option for those wishing to visit Fort Amsterdam, because travelers to this region of Curaçao will be excited to have easy access to this historic attraction during their visit. If you'd like to find a place close to this historical site, you'll have a decent selection 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
Sonesta Kura Hulanda Village & Spa Resort 0.3 mi. (0.9 km) NNW

Location and What's Nearby

If you've worked up an appetite exploring the area and checking out this site, you're in luck, as there is a plentiful supply of local restaurants within traveling distance. The most nearby restaurant is La Pergola, which serves Italian meals. La Pergola is a short distance away, but removed enough that you may need to plan on employing some mode of transportation to transport your party. Mr. Conga's Cuban Cusine and Waterfort Restaurant are a couple other dining options close-by. At Waterfort Restaurant you and your party should be sure to try a bit of International fare and enjoy the local foods and culture of Curaçao.


Operating Hours

The opening and closing hours for Fort Amsterdam are not readily available, meaning that your party's best option is phoning ahead to ensure the attraction is open during the time you want to visit.


Arrive at Fort Amsterdam prepared to give over the total cost of admission, which you can determine by calling beforehand.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (599-9) 434-8200

Location: Willemstad, Curacao


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