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Address: Fort Oranje Straat | Zoutmanstraat, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Fort Zoutman houses the Aruba Historical Museum, the Willem III Tower and...

Fort Zoutman houses the Aruba Historical Museum, the Willem III Tower and the Bon Bini Festival, a weekly folklore fair.

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Interesting history

A must visit to experience and learn more about Aruba's history. For a small fee entrance, you will love it.

Reviewed 5 days ago
Palm Bay, Florida
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Palm Bay, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A must visit to experience and learn more about Aruba's history. For a small fee entrance, you will love it.

Thank Tongansailor
Milverton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These places need support to help them survive. go learn about fort zoutman, its history and the history of hat making in Aruba. really cool place.

Thank stonebrook1
Chesterton, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Shopping, dining, and you still need to learn a little about Aruba. Stop by Ft. Zoutman and take a quick tour. Five dollar entrance fee and you will see many interesting items on display. Workers are especially helpful. One small bathroom on the premise. You can climb the tower if you wish.

Thank Marie A
Kingston, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were friendly and helpful. $5 is the suggested admission fee. The fort is fairly small. In one of the buildings there is a display about textiles/weaving which apparently was once a major industry on the island. The grounds are pretty small and can easily be explored in 10-15 minutes. The highlight of the visit is climbing Willem III tower,... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although this museum isn't large, take time to see the exhibit on weaving and walk around the fort. When we were there, three modern artworks were also on display. The docent welcomed questions and all guests are allowed to climb the ladders to get to the top of the tower. What a great view of Oranjestad!

Thank Lisa D
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Fort has quite a bit of history. Nice place to look around and the young lady that was there was very kind to give us a small tour and explain the history of the place. You can go up to the top where you can get a 360 view of the City. Only thing is the stairs are a... More 

Thank Jasmine R
Spotsylvania, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

My wife spent a few hours here after we were done eating and walking around in the area. We head some steel drum music playing so we went over there and watched the performance of the local culture and the music.

Thank Kevin K
Denpasar, Indonesia
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

When I went here I expected to learn about the history of aruba and the fort. In stead there was a very simple exhibition about hatweaving and nothing else!!! I paid 5 dollar but wouldn't even go there if I was paid 10. This is by far the dullest museum I've ever visited. Too bad, because the fort seems to... More 

Thank Ernes_12
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

The museum is located inside the fort. IT is quite small and only took a few minutes to check out. For us, the interesting part was getting to climb the tower. It is accessed by a series of wooden ladders, about 6, until you come out on the roof of the tower. You have an amazing view of the city.

Thank jesmclaugh
Reeuwijk, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

This museum is in a small fort. At the entrance we got an explanation from a guide after that we walked around by our own. There was an exposition about the weaving industry on Aruba. In the past a lot of hats were made. There is a a tower with very steep stairs. On top there is a splendid view... More 

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