"Fort Oranje" Bonaire Things to Do Tip by Donna_in_India

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  Fort Oranje
by Donna_in_India
 
 

The fort was likely built at the end of the 1700s. It was the home of the commander of the island until 1837 when his new home was built next door.

The fort never saw action. The old English cannons date between 1808 and 1812. A wooden lightouse was built in 1868 and replaced by a stone structure in 1932.

Over the years, the buildind has been used as a warehouse for government goods, as a prison, as a fire station, and as a police station. In 1999 the fort building was restored and is now the courthouse.

Directions: On the waterfront in Kralendijk; next to the Customs House.

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  • Written Apr 16, 2012
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