Fort Nassau

Photo credit: © Gail Frederick CC BY

Fort Nassau was built in 1797 and helped successfully defend the island from the British. It was decommissioned quite some time ago and since 1959 has served as a restaurant. While this does remove a bit of historic authenticity, it does mean the fort has been maintained. On top of that, like many forts, the view is fantastic.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Fort Nassau may choose to book their trip in Willemstad, since guests staying in this region of Curaçao will be excited to have easy site access during their visit. There is a respectable amount of lodgings in the neighborhood within range of Fort Nassau.

Hotels near Fort Nassau
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Sonesta Kura Hulanda Village & Spa Resort 0.8 mi. (0.9 km) SW
Otrobanda Hotel & Casino Hotel 0.8 mi. (0.7 km) SW
Academy Hotel Curacao Hotel 0.8 mi. (0.5 km) SSW
San Marco Hotel and Casino Hotel 0.8 mi. (0.5 km) SSW
Howard Johnson Curaçao Plaza Hotel & Casino Hotel 0.9 mi. (0.9 km) SW
Scuba Lodge Hotel 0.9 mi. (0.5 km) S
Plaza Hotel Curaçao Hotel 0.9 mi. (0.7 km) SW

Location and What's Nearby

Energetic explorers might additionally be taken in by the area because of the ample availability of open-air pursuits. Historic site guests also wishing to get in a game of golf can do so at the nearest course, Curacao Golf and Squash Club. Uneventful moments can also be filled with time at Avila Beach, the most close-by beach. Though the outdoor options above are the closest, you'll still have access to various equally enjoyable opportunities in the sun. Historic site visitors will encounter plenty of indoor places to visit in this general area. Not far away are two more interesting places nearby to visit--Tele Museum and Postal Museum.


Operating Hours

Give the historic site a call ahead to get the exact hours of operation.


There is no cost to view the fort, though going inside and exploring may cost you a dinner.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (599) 461-3450

Location: Willemstad, Curacao


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