The Protestant Church, steeped in history and still very active today, proudly stands with its construction year, 1769, displayed on the façade. However, it took an additional two years to complete due to a treasurer who disappeared with the funds. The date etched on the tower, 1903, commemorates a significant restoration when the original wooden tower was replaced with a stone one. Above the left entrance, a black dot marks the spot where a cannonball struck during an English bombardment in 1804.
Upon entering, you’ll be greeted by a striking blue wooden vault, supported by four monumental columns. The pulpit, crafted from mahogany in the 18th century, is a testament to exquisite craftsmanship.
Name of property:
Detached three-storey structure on east side of inner court built in 1766-1769. Gable roof with dormers enclosed by gables with semicircular top end. In middle of roof a tower with octagonal base covered with a domed roof with weather vane. Façade features tall arched windows and central stairs with landing and two symmetrical flights to first floor. Interior with four massive columns supporting a vault structure. 18th Century pulpit and governor’s seat.
Architectural historical and cultural historical value as part of Fort Amsterdam, one of the oldest structures on the island. Ditto, as the seat of government from way back. Specific value as part of a protected monumental townscape.
18th, 19th, and 20th century