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Ocean Lounge Restaurant & Bar

With a breezy terrace opening onto the seafront, the restaurant and bar at Holland House Beach Hotel is a popular place for a sunset beverage or all-out meal of fish, seafood risotto or mahimahi, perhaps capped...

Museum in Philipsburg

Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit

This 1st-floor museum is the brainchild of makeup artist Nick Maley, whose role in creating Yoda of Star Wars fame garnered him the nickname 'That Yoda Guy'. It winds though a whirlwind of rotating movie...

Bar in Philipsburg

Blue Bitch Bar

This boisterous beach bar is a fun pit stop for booze-fueled afternoons but also has a full menu of crowd-pleasing burgers, pizza, pasta, steaks, ribs and sandwiches to help keep brains in balance. There's even a...

Museum in Philipsburg

Sint Maarten Museum

Arawak pottery shards, plantation-era artifacts, period photos and a few items from HMS Proselyte, the frigate that sank off Fort Amsterdam in 1801, are among the displays at this island history museum, along...

Drinks in Philipsburg

Guavaberry Emporium

In a sparkling red-and-white original Dutch West Indies house from the late 1700s, this store trades solely in the official liqueur of St-Martin/Sint Maarten. The original blend is made from rum, cane sugar and...

Supermarket in Philipsburg


This vast supermarket is the best place on the Dutch side to shop for groceries, with wide aisles filled with fresh and imported produce and products as well as a bakery and fresh fish and meat counters.

Food & Drinks in Philipsburg

Amsterdam Cheese & Liquor Store

Past a pair of giant red Dutch wooden shoes (selfie alert!) lies this Gouda nirvana, which does a roaring trade in everything from soft-textured Young Gouda to well-aged Old Amsterdam along with other Dutch...

International in Philipsburg

Greenhouse Restaurant & Bar

This Philipsburg landmark lures locals and visitors with prime rib, steak or lobster specials on weeknights. The regular menu features a few local tastes like conch Creole and jerk chicken wraps, among the...