Fort Amsterdam

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Perched on its namesake headland that divides the Great Bay and Little Bay, Fort Amsterdam was built by the Dutch in 1631, making it their first Caribbean military outpost. It was captured by the Spaniards in 1633 who revamped it to defend the area. It was a Spanish military base till 1648 when it was ravaged, leading the exit of the Spaniards from the isle. Today you will find the ruins, cannons, bastions and a few artifacts on-site. Apart from the informative signs, this historic landmark is known to be a breeding nest for pelicans and other seabirds. It is also famous for its seaside views.

Location:  Little Bay Road