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Fort Amsterdam

On Curaçao there are eight forts in total, Fort Amsterdam is the largest one and located at the entrance of the harbor of Willemstad. Today it serves as the seat of the Curaçao government and within the walls of the fort you will also find a church and the governor’s residence. The church, rightfully called the Fortchurch or Fortkerk in Dutch, was built in 1769 and it is therefor the oldest church on Curaçao. Nowadays, the Fortchurch and its museum are a popular tourist attraction.