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Address: Wilhelminastraat 1, Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone Number:
+297 582 1435

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Service was Mostly in Dutch

The original Protestant Church, which has been restored, was built in 1846. It was in use until 1950. In 1988 it was restored. It is now used for special events. That church is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 January 2017
Watersmeet, Michigan
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Watersmeet, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The original Protestant Church, which has been restored, was built in 1846. It was in use until 1950. In 1988 it was restored. It is now used for special events. That church is not used for Sunday services. It is in the background of the current church which has services in Dutch. It would be nice for either English bulletins... More 

Thank MilwaukeeSunseeker2
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Service was in Dutch as this is one of the main languages of Aruba. We do not speak the language, but some songs were in English and one can follow the Dutch words to familiar hymns. The couple sitting next to me helped me through the service. And the minister is amazing. Welcomed pew by pew all who came. One... More 

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

Took several photos from the outside, but it was locked up tight on a Friday morning despite cars in the parking lot. Would have liked to have seen the inside.

Thank IN_Travelers47906
Rolla, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

I enjoyed the Sunday service at 1030, even though 90% was in Dutch. I talked to the music minister after the service and he said if he had known there were English speakers there, he would have been more than happy to interject more English in the service. The Pastor was sick that day and the Music minister took over... More 

Thank Tom J
Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

The church was gorgeous from the outside. Sadly, the gate was locked and we couldn't get in. Would have really enjoyed to have seen inside the building.

Thank redhairdontcare502
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

ABC islands in the Caribbean are very popular for the shops and restaurants,it stands for the islands of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao. The islands have a very rich history, they were inhabited by Arawak Indians. The islands changed hands between the French, Dutch, Spanish and British .They have all left their influences on these Islands

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

The church with its tall tower is easily seen in Oranjestad. We walked there especially to see the church hoping to go inside. Unfortunately it was locked so we never got inside, a pity as I am sure many visitors from the cruise ships would have wished to visit inside.

Thank simply-peregrinating
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

The oldest church on the island with its typical Aruban style architecture was built from 1845-1846. The place was commonly referred to as "The Church of the Bay" due to its location near the coast line. The bell tower was erected on top of the roof in 1856. The Old Protestant Church functioned until 1950 and, after the construction of... More 

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Caracas, Venezuela
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

Beautiful Architecture and very iconic building at Oranjestad center. We couldn't get in as it was closed, though

Thank Claudia V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015 via mobile

I appreciated that the minister was aware that many visitors did not speak Dutch. So he came around before the service began to speak with all visitors to explain how the service would be organized and how to follow along in scriptures. It was a lovely service. I was highly impressed with the choirs and various soloists. Not to mention... More 

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