Fort Amsterdam, Philipsburg

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  • No exposition to see but pelicans and Divi resort which you have to go through to reach the fort (unfortunately, not much is left or recovered). The walk from Philipsburg is troublesam: if you go...  more »
  • Not too much of the old fort survives, but still worth a visit. It is approached through the Divi resort at Little Bay. We parked in the lot and walked through the resort to the Fort. A short...  more »
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  • A fort with free access. The view is actually on the bay but from low altitude. You can try using cannons to shoot at moored ships.
  • Fort Amsterdam is a nice easy place to visit with some great views. You need to drive through the Divi resort which is a bit strange, but then it is a short walk to the fort. Hurricane Irma did a number on the touristy parts of it so there are no facilities, but the fort walls and cannons are still there and the view in three directions is spectacular.

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