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