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

Consider staying in Willemstad if you plan on visiting Fort Nassau, as visitors to this region of Curaçao will be pleased to have convenient access to the historical site during their visit. If you'd like to find a place within easy reach of this historical site, you'll have a good selection of lodgings to choose from nearby.

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

There are multitudes of dining options to select from in the community immediately near Fort Nassau. Asia De Cuba Restaurant, which sells Cuban dishes, is very close-by, making it a great option for patrons here. Baskin Robbins 31 Ice Cream Store and Bistro Le Clochard are a couple other restaurant options within reach of this location. At Bistro Le Clochard you will want to try a bite of French food and enjoy the Curaçao scene.


Operating Hours

The opening and closing hours for Fort Nassau are not readily available, meaning your best option is calling in advance to make sure the institution will be open when you and your party plan to head over.


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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