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Fort Zoutman

Fort Oranje Straat | Zoutmanstraat, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Fort Zoutman

Fort Zoutman located in Oranjestad, Aruba, is now a small museum with a small entrance charge and... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2017
Coral Springs, Florida
Fort Zoutman and Bon Bini Festival

Every Tuesday night there is a local culture festival at Fort Zoutman called the Bon Bini Festival... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
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Fort Zoutman houses the Aruba Historical Museum, the Willem III Tower and the Bon Bini Festival, a weekly folklore fair.
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  • Average28%
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Fort Oranje Straat | Zoutmanstraat, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

Fort Zoutman located in Oranjestad, Aruba, is now a small museum with a small entrance charge and its interesting. If you are there on a Tuesday evening they have a show about the culture, Bon Bini Festival. Its a Dutch colonial port. Most of us...More

Thank 387indy
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Every Tuesday night there is a local culture festival at Fort Zoutman called the Bon Bini Festival. The small museum was touching. The festival celebrated local food, singing, dancing, poetry readings and some basic Papiamento (the local language). An excellent introduction to Aruba that goes...More

Thank ScottHToronto
Reviewed 24 January 2017

The fort is tiny and can be seen quickly. However, on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30, there is a show about the culture. There was a small band, some local ladies who danced, a singer, a poet, and finally a small carnival parade. Don't...More

Thank albacore
Reviewed 19 January 2017

For a small entrance fee, you can visit this museum. It's small but has some interesting things to see and provides a little history into Aruba's past.

Thank Janet D
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We were walking around the town of Oranjestad and found the Fort. On Google maps it is referred to as Fort Orange. Anyway, we took pictures of the exterior, but did not pay the $5 fee to go inside. It was built in 1798 by...More

Thank MilwaukeeSunseeker2
Reviewed 13 January 2017

This is small museum located in historical fort. Very nice and friendly tour guide will give you nice story about the history of the island. You can climb the fort for very lovely view and also visit small museum that also shows history of the...More

1  Thank Luka S
Reviewed 11 December 2016

this is a very small museum in oranjestad, it is nice but you will only need 15 minutes to see the fort

Thank Ronald d
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We went there during the lunch heat in Oranjestad. The museum had an interesting exhibition on local textiles. The staff also took us to the top of the tower to explain us the sights and buildings in Oranjestad.

Thank Echologist
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Made very welcome by The great great grandaughter, Joasy, of the Lieutennant who guarded the fort during the 1800s with 12-15 soldiers! Lucky enough to get a roof top view with guide Carlos who rang the bell. Grand view of Oranjestaad.Museum, airconditioned , traditional weaving...More

Thank Jooles B
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We visit this every year - wonderful small historic fort with changing temporary exhibits. Well worth the visit.

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