Oranjestad attractions

Beach in Oranjestad

Surfside Beach

Surfside may not be as spectacular as Palm Beach or Eagle Beach, but it is a pretty pleasant place to spend an afternoon if you're hankering for some sun, surf and sand. It's the best, most swimmable beach in Oranje…
Museum in Oranjestad

Aruba Archaeological Museum

The capital's newest museum is housed in the beautifully restored colonial-era Ecury Complex, home to a successful merchant family throughout the 20th century. The engaging exhibits focus on Arawak life in the preco…
Fort in Oranjestad

Fort Zoutman

It's not much to look at, but it is an 18th-century fort built to defend the port against pirates. The attached Willem III Tower was added later, serving as both lighthouse and clock tower until 1963. The complex no…
Museum in Oranjestad

Aruba Historical Museum

Fort Zoutman houses a tiny museum featuring rotating exhibits on the island's history. It's worth the price of admission just to climb up to the top of the old clock tower.
Historic Building in Oranjestad

Dr Eloy Arends House

A local landmark – and no wonder, it's a beauty. Dating to 1922, the elegant, emerald-green, white-trimmed house is now part of the city-council complex.
Park in Oranjestad

Wilhelmina Park

This shady refuge is a tribute to Queen Wilhemlina, the longest-reigning Dutch monarch (1998–48).