Fort Beekenburg

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Fort Beekenburg is located at Caracas Bay and was built in 1703 on the orders of the Governor Van Beek to protect the entrance of the Spanish water. Caracas Bay was one of the few places where 'enemies' could make landfall in an attempt to capture Willemstad. The round tower of the fort was completely built out of stones that were fabricated in the Netherlands and which were shipped to Curaçao as ballast. Fort Beekenburg is known to be one of the best preserved forts in the Caribbean. You can combine your visit to Fort Beekenburg with a trip to the beach at Caracas Bay.

Entrance fee and opening hours:

Fort Beekenburg is a ruin and therefore free to visit any hour of the day

Bus route

From bus stop in Punda to Fort Beekenburg

Click here for the bus departure time tables, from Otrobanda and Punda

Bus 6A Punda- Caracasbaai (from Punda)

  • National Archaeological Memory 
  • Nieuw Nederland 
  • Oranjestraat 
  • Misa di Steenrijk 
  • Martin Luther King Blvd - Rotterdamweg 
  • Martin Luther King Blvd - Prinses Margrietplein 
  • Sunscape 
  • Mambo Beach 
  • Seaquarium Curaçao
  • Bon Bini Seaside 
  • Koraal Specht 
  • Rozenburg
  • Anasaweg - Amandelweg 
  • Anasaweg - Carawaraweg 
  • Caracasbaaiweg - Mamayaweg 
  • Caracasbaaiweg - Zuurzak 
  • Caracasbaaiweg - Corosolweg 
  • Caracasbaaiweg - Kaminda Modesto 
  • Caracasbaaiweg - Tibourin 
  • Caracasbaaiweg - Kaminda Bruderman di Brakepoti 
  • Jan Thiel Oost
  • Caracasbaaiweg - Kaya Kokada 
  • Caracasbaaiweg - Brakkeput Abou 
  • Caracasbaaiweg - Kaya Zjazjimein 
  • MasBango Beach 
  • The Village Marina


The bus drive is 44 minutes to the bus stop The Village Marina, from there you have to walk a proximally 20 minutes to Fort Beekenburg