Fort Amsterdam, Philipsburg

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Fort Amsterdam is a historic fort on the island of Saint Martin, near the Sint Maarten town of Philipsburg.
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  • The history tour I wanted to take on the island didn’t happen, but on a dive trip to Little Bay our dive guide told us about Fort Amsterdam, so we went to have a look. You will probably only spend...  more »
  • 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 »
  • 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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