Located on the east side of the Saint Anna Bay in Willemstad, this fortification dates back to 1635. Strategically located, the fort overlooks the entry into the harbor and protects the city.
The Fortchurch is the home of the United Protestant Church of Curaçao in the Netherlands Antilles. Constructed in 1769 as part of Fort Amsterdam in what is now the UNESCO World Heritage City of Willemstad, Curaçao, the Fortchurch is a Historic Monument and Museum (The Protestant Cultural Historical Museum). Fortchurch is the oldest church on the island.
These days, many active travelers are opting for fun and fitness and improving health and wellness during their holiday instead of lounging around the beach with a tropical cocktail in hand.
In 1970 the Jewish Cultural Museum was established adjacent to the Mikvè Israel Emanuel synagogue. Different religious objects from the early days on the island are on display, including a set of circumcision chairs, a Passover table ready for the Seder, baby-naming and circumcision clothes, spice boxes, candlesticks and Torah covers.
Kas di Pal'I Maishi is a traditional adobe house with a thatched roof constructed approximately 130 years ago. Also called the Kas di Yerba (House of Thatch) or Kunuku (Rural) House, this house represents the indigenous Curaçao dwelling that dotted the countryside in bygone years.