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Fort Zoutman

Fort Oranje Straat | Zoutmanstraat, Oranjestad, Aruba
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The hat making and weaving displays amazing. The guide and talk on the history of great interest... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
David R
Gravesend, United Kingdom
Bonbini Festival!!!

Went there last week Tuesday for Bonbini Festival. My husband and I enjoyed the show. We learned... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jennifer A
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Fort Zoutman houses the Aruba Historical Museum, the Willem III Tower and the Bon Bini Festival, a weekly folklore fair.
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good40%
  • Average28%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“small museum” (10 reviews)
“tuesday night” (9 reviews)
Fort Oranje Straat | Zoutmanstraat, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The hat making and weaving displays amazing. The guide and talk on the history of great interest. The way the fort has been restored to illustrate the history of Aruba is brilliant.

Thank David R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there last week Tuesday for Bonbini Festival. My husband and I enjoyed the show. We learned some new basic words. The host was very entertaining. One of the performers, "Beach" was very entertaining. The pastechi they sold at the festival wasn't very tasty and...More

Thank Jennifer A
Reviewed 9 September 2017

If yo like to take idea about the Arubian Culture visit this warm place, for enjoy a typical music and Arubian food. Their have some interesting souvenirs.

Thank asmatci
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Small museum with mostly information on the Panama hat industry. For us this was very interesting as my wife's grandfather was in this industry and she grew up with hats. You sit in the courtyard of an old small fort and someone gives historical information...More

Thank Janbeau
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We paid to enter ($10 USD for 2 people) on a Tuesday afternoon when they were setting up for the Bon Bini festival, which the woman working did not tell us about (found out about it after) and so there was not a lot of...More

Thank Alyssa F
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

This place is hardly a fort.It used to be on the water and is now two blocks away from the water.With in its walls there is bell tower,a room about weaving and sewing,andabout three jail cells filled with tables,and outside area for party's .The guide...More

Thank wqu
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We had a great tour by a local guide who was very knowledgeable about the history of the building. Gorgeous art exhibit too. Climbed to the top of the tower for a fabulous view of the area.

Thank suesloswing
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

The fort was originally built to fend off raiding pirates, it then became a light house and latterly a clock tower and museum. Aruba doesn't have much in the way of historic buildings and to be honest this isn't very impressive either.

Thank Intcopiers
Reviewed 28 April 2017

We spent about an hour touring the fort, checking out the exhibits and climbing to the top of the tour for a great view.

Thank 46ac2017
Reviewed 23 April 2017

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

Thank Tongansailor
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