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Bon Bini Festival

Fort Zoutman | Historical Muaseum, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 582 6099
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They never arrive to the show

According to the schedule, the show starts at 7:00 pm; however, the show never started. There... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2017
Yy P
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Colombia
Learn about the history of Aruba

$5 USD will get you entry into Fort Zoutman for this show, it is outdoors and there is a small... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2017
christa S
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Calgary, Canada
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“tuesday night” (15 reviews)
“fort zoutman” (13 reviews)
“local vendors” (7 reviews)
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Fort Zoutman | Historical Muaseum, Oranjestad, Aruba
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"history lesson"
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

According to the schedule, the show starts at 7:00 pm; however, the show never started. There aren't messages or adds to explain why. At the end, a local person said that they were in vacations :(

Thank Yy P
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

$5 USD will get you entry into Fort Zoutman for this show, it is outdoors and there is a small stage. Local musicians, dancers and the like. There was a small offering of some local cuisine at a reasonable price. The best part of the...More

Thank christa S
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

It was an hour show in Fort Zoutman. The show consists of local dances, music and selected history of Aruba. It's good way to spend an evening.

Thank Alex K
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Found something local to do while cruising. Every Tuesday night at the Fort by the parliament building there is a small gathering of locals putting on informative show to enlighten people of the local heritage of Aruba. $5 gets you in to a small show...More

Thank curiouseorge
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

outdoor dance and music, some stalls with drinks and handycrafts. nice. in the Fort downtown Oranjestad. you can wear flip flops, and chill, the perfomances are nicely done, and feel local and nice.

Thank miriamAmsterdam
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

I was expecting this to be more of a street festival - it is really a sit down show. I really enjoyed it. I think my husband was bored out of his mind - it was a little hokey for his taste. But even he...More

1  Thank orangepickle
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

What you get for $5 admission per person: A variety show: -a music performance (forget the name but I think it translated to Tropical Rain) doing a couple of songs, -the emcee explained what the show was about and chatted with us about what makes...More

Thank Michael L
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

We were told this was a Festival with food and shopping. Very disappointed. There may have been one food table, and a coffee stand. Some guy talked about the local culture and they had few dances by local teenagers. The charged people $5.00 USA for...More

Thank rrshahriar
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

nice way to get a taste of local cuisine as well as mingling with other tourists and locals. Everyone was so nice !!

Thank Michele A
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

Only cost $5 a person and it does entertain you for 2 hrs. The MC was very good and with lots of neat knowledge on Aruba. Music not bad either. Dancers were young girls who were cute, but not professional dancers like you may see...More

Thank Chris K
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Barbara B
16 June 2016|
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Response from TomandUrs | Reviewed this property |
Every Tuesday Night.
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Rhonda C
12 April 2015|
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Response from Yvette L | Property representative |
Yes at the Bon Bini it's still around $8 for dinner... at the hotels it's not that cheap.. but.. around the hotels you'll find more than 60 restaurants, some even with local prices... ask any local for recommendation.
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Kathy M
5 April 2015|
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Response from Yvette L | Property representative |
Hi Kathy, Happy Easter. US Credit card are accepted everywhere on the island... If you need cash, you can Use the ATM. But at the Bon Bini Festival we do not accept CC... it's only $5 p.p. cash. Have a nice evening, see... More
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