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

Willemstad is a good option for those wishing to visit Fort Nassau, since visitors to this region of Curaçao will be excited to have easy site access throughout their trip. If you wish to stay somewhere near this historical site, you'll find a reasonable number of nearby accommodations to choose from.

Hotels near Fort Nassau
Hotel Type Distance Direction
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
Renaissance Curacao Resort Resort 0.9 mi. (0.8 km) SW

Location and What's Nearby

Energetic explorers may also be charmed by the region because of the options for open-air options. Vacationers interested in testing their talents on the green, will want to do so at the nearest golfing facility, which is Curacao Golf and Squash Club. Lazy days can also be filled with time at Avila Beach, the nearest beach. Plus, at least two other beach and golf choices are located in the neighborhood. Guests will discover multiple interesting places out of the sun in this general area. There are a couple of nearby attractions -Kura Hulanda Museum and Numismatic Museum- both of which are found within just a few miles of the historic site.


Operating Hours

You might want to give the site a call before you visit for their operating hours.


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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