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Netherlands Antilles sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

The Antilles are well known as a center of beach tourism. Guests of the islands will be pleased to find several hundred beautiful beaches, magnificent parks and nature reserves, as well as numerous historical landmarks, interesting architectural sights and museums.
Colorful festivals and celebrations amaze not only residents of the Netherlands Antilles, but also tourists. There are so many of them here that …
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The best way to get acquainted with main landmarks of the islands is to visit the island of Curacao, which is home to the biggest medieval complex - Fort Amsterdam. The fort was built in 1635 and is currently used as the government's residence. In the past, the fort was used as a protective facility, so all the inner premises were turned into casemates in order to counter a possible attack. The Museum of Curacao, which is open in one of old buildings, is among the most interesting cultural destinations on the island. The museum exhibits different collections and many interesting items, such as pictures, elegant furniture, maps, old working tools, craftworks and much more. Tourists are also recommended to pay attention to the following museums: the Marine Museum, the Fort Amsterdam Church Museum, the Jewish Cultural and Historical Museum and Kura Hulanda Museum.
Travelers, who want to get acquainted with local flora and fauna, are recommended to visit the island of Bonaire. This island has quite an unusual nature - its northern part is covered by hills and dense forests, while the southern part is mostly a steep one. Thanks to such a unique contrast, it's possible to see many different species of animals and numerous types of plants. There are particularly many birds on the island - more than 200 species. Fans of scuba diving will also fall in love with this place as local waters are home to more than 500 species of fish, rare sea turtles and more than 70 types of seaweed. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The main attraction of the Netherlands Antilles is its amazing nature. This feature is peculiar for every island in this state. Most tourists who come …
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Continue your exploration of the Antilles with a visit to Kralendijk as this island has much to offer to travelers. Magnificent parks, old architectural landmarks, museums - Kralendijk is very diverse. An excursion to Fort Oranje, which was built in the seventeenth century, will leave many pleasant memories. A part of halls of the fort was transformed into the historic and marine museums, while the remaining rooms have become port offices. There is a lighthouse near the fort, which has become one more symbol of the island. The museum of Bonaire is a great place to learn more about the culture and history of native Indian tribes.
Fans of wild nature should not forget to visit the uninhabited island of Klein Bonaire (Small Bonaire). This small island has nothing but spacious beaches, numerous birds and impenetrable jungles. The part of the island is a reserve zone and is protected by the government, and the remaining territory is free to visit. Finally, the oldest buildings on the Antilles can be found on Rincon. There are also several interesting markets and restaurants on the island.
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Fantastic City Tours and Excursions in Netherlands Antilles

Sightseeing in popular cities of Netherlands Antilles

Willemstad
Nature lovers will have the opportunity to visit the Hato Caves, located in the vicinity of the city. This is the largest cave complex on the island, with an area of ​​ 4 900 square meters. During the research, many archaeological artifacts were discovered in these caves. More than 1,500 years ago, the caves were already inhabited by Arawak tribes. To visit the cave became available relatively recently, in 1991. Today, during a tour, visitors can admire the most beautiful limestone … Read more
Saint Martin
Life on St. Maarten is in constant motion. Here are located the mansions of well-known movie stars, beautiful sandy beaches, amazingly clear and pure water around the island that amazes all tourists. Here tourists are offered to try underwater fishing and diving, swim to amazing coral reefs, and even climb to the Eden Mount. The town is also famous for its attractions. Start your acquaintance with it from visiting St. Louis Fort. You can also visit the local butterfly farm, where butterflies … Read more
Curacao
In a variety of natural sights, it is worthwhile to highlight the caves of Ato. They are very large; the area of ​​this complex of caves is about 5,000 square meters. In the caves, researchers were able to find a lot of interesting artifacts. They discovered that for 1,500 years, the cave served as a home for local tribes. The caves were formed about a million years ago. Now they are of great interest from both a geological and historical point of view. In the town of Willemstad, there … Read more

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