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Courthouse - Kralendijk, Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben
N 12° 08.936 W 068° 16.594
19P E 578710 N 1343126
Quick Description: The Bonaire Courthouse is located at Fort Orange in Kralendijk, the capital of Bonaire Island, in the Caribbean Netherlands.
Location: Bonaire, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
Date Posted: 1/23/2019 12:00:48 PM
Waymark Code: WMZYG7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
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Long Description:
Fort Oranje is a small fort located in the center of Kralendijk. It was built in 1639 on behalf of the West India Company. Until 1837, the fort served as a defense but never saw action. It has four English cannons that date between 1808 and 1812.

For many years, police and firefighters used Fort Oranje. The police now have their own building and firefighters have moved elsewhere. The building has been used as a government center and warehouse for government goods and as a prison. The fort building was restored in 1999, and is now the courthouse.

Sources: (visit link) and (visit link)
Year Built: 1639

Current Use of Building: Courthouse

Level of Courts: County

Dates this building was used to house judicial proceedings: after 1999 - present

Physical Address:
Fort Orange, Kralendijk, Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands


Hours:
Monday to Friday: 11:00 - 12:00; 15:00 - 16:00


Related Website: [Web Link]

Architect: Not listed

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