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The island's principal fortress today serves as the seat of government.
Punda, Willemstad, Curacao
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I visited based on the strong reviews but sadly when I got here there were no signs and the people I spoke to kept sending me to places where there were ropes across the entrances. Really hard to work out where to go so I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CrisH653
Reviewed 6 December 2018

The best attraction in Curacao and still being used for its original purpose.Constructed as the main base of the Dutch West India Company it was the seat of government and the main defence of Willemstadt along with several other forts. Beautifully maintained and preserved the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lizandianp
Reviewed 30 November 2018

The awe we felt standing in the middle of this complex is hard to explain. Pure history. These are the original buildings and how I wish I had the dates in front of me. But 100+ years. Make this part of your walking tour.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Patty_in_Cleveland
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Spent about 15 minutes here. Some nice clicks and some history. The buildings have a lot of character and makes good photoes!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank archana r
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Nice place with some history but just look at it from the outside. Not much else. Nice outside for pics but skip going in.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 677ScottS
Reviewed 5 May 2018

It might be possible to take a tour, but our guide said these were working government office buildings that included a reception hall, etc. We only stood on the outside in the hot sun and stared at them. If you are interested in colonial architecture,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank U1874WQdonnas
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Nothing special. Lots of tourists. Backyard needs renovation. Look, take a picture, go. Don' waste time here.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank NurPorsche
Reviewed 28 February 2018

This is another great example of the restoration of the historical buildings you will see all over the sections of Willemstad. Many of the buildings were originally white but the reflection in this hot climate was blinding. The government decided to paint the buildings colorful...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank William G
Reviewed 7 February 2018

Beautiful building with refreshing colour. There is an officer at the front but does not stop you. No charge to walk through the gate. Pictures are allowed. There is a museum near the back but it's not free. There is a charge. Nothing really memorable...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Leamer
Reviewed 25 January 2018

Curacao has such nice buildings. We loved walking in town and at fort amsterdam. historic buildings everywhere!

Date of experience: January 2018
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