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Things to do in Oranjestad

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
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“Fort Zoutman is a military fortification at Oranjestad, Aruba. Built in 1798 by the Dutch army, it is the oldest structure on the island of Aruba. The Willem III Tower was added to the west side of the fort in 1868. The fort and tower were restored and re-opened in 1983 as the Historical Museum of Aruba.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Museum
“The National Archaeological Museum Aruba is an archaeological museum in the city of Oranjestad in Aruba. The collections covers from 2500 BCE to the 19th century. In 1981, the Archaeological Museum of Aruba was opened.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Really awesome restaurant with woodfire grill for awesome beef! withing walking distance next to the Renaissance Hotel”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“At night this part of the beach changes into a restaurant. Very cosy and very good food.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“This is a place I go to for any special occasion.. actually, who am I kidding; we go whenever we crave some amazing fresh fish. The beautiful restaurant is located in the heart of down town. About a 15 minute walk or fast car ride from Across The Beach. I say beautiful because the interior design of the restaurant is walls plastered with driftwood of the northern side of Aruba collected by the owners! The food is very local and exquisite. Fresh fish everyday. I love it, definitely my go to restaurant..”
  • 9 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“To get to the top is kind of an intense workout for the people like that with an amazing view at the top”
  • 9 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“The Casibari Rock Formation is located, towards the center of the island north of the Hooiberg. The formation is a tourist attraction, similar to the Ayo Rock Formations. The rocks in the formation are composed of quartz diorite.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Shopping, lunch, dining and also enjoying movies at The Cinemas and afterwards a nice coctail”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This restaurant offers casual dining in a very nice ambiance. International menu.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“ The ambiance here is really nice, and the food is excellent and the price for the amount of food you receive is not bad. The portions are very big, so bring your appetite. Las but not least they definitely know what it is to give a service. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Tour Provider
  • 1 local recommends
Pub
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  • 8 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Lekker strand met op afstand waterpark voor kinderen. Eenvoudig en lekker eten en drinken is hier mogelijk.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Museum
“A tour of the museum and factory provides insight into the Aruba aloe production process, along with the 160-year history of aloe cultivation in Aruba. The factory holds complimentary tour guides.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Lodging
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Really awesome restaurant with woodfire grill for awesome beef! withing walking distance next to the Renaissance Hotel”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“At night this part of the beach changes into a restaurant. Very cosy and very good food.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“This is a place I go to for any special occasion.. actually, who am I kidding; we go whenever we crave some amazing fresh fish. The beautiful restaurant is located in the heart of down town. About a 15 minute walk or fast car ride from Across The Beach. I say beautiful because the interior design of the restaurant is walls plastered with driftwood of the northern side of Aruba collected by the owners! The food is very local and exquisite. Fresh fish everyday. I love it, definitely my go to restaurant..”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This restaurant offers casual dining in a very nice ambiance. International menu.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“ The ambiance here is really nice, and the food is excellent and the price for the amount of food you receive is not bad. The portions are very big, so bring your appetite. Las but not least they definitely know what it is to give a service. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very nice Colombian food. Very affordable (local) prices ($8-$20). Enough parking space on a main road. Great for breakfast,dinner and lunch!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good local food with a modern twist, tapas style. Pricy but the view is really nice”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It has a nice selection of local dishes, as well as cocktails and desserts. Located downtown, it's a fisherman family owned restaurant. Serves fish as well as meat.”
  • 3 locals recommend

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