About Fort Amsterdam
Fort Amsterdam is a historic fort on the island of Saint Martin, close to the Sint Maarten town of Philipsburg. The fortification was worked by the Dutch in 1631. Situated close Great Bay and Little Bay, it was before long caught by the Spanish who involved it as a military post until 1648. In that year the segment assention was marked by the Dutch Republic and France. The island, and thusly the Fort, changed hands commonly between the Dutch Republic, England and France. You can visit, explore and experience this place.
Today, the stronghold is little, and in a rotting condition of repair, yet worth visiting. There are a few rusting nineteenth century gun set up, and a few enlightening signs. The post is on a promontory around 2.5 km long and is an enlisted authentic site, comprising of a few remnants. There is a rearing state of dark colored pelicans, of up to 60 homes, on the west side of the point, on a slant underneath the fortress. The 278 ha site has been distinguished as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International. The vegetation is described by prickly scrubland of Acacia macracantha and A. tortuosa, coming to more than 2 m in stature.