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Philipsburg Walking Tour – Gem Of St. Maarten

Philipsburg Walking Tour  Guide:

Philipsburg offers an appealing boardwalk, enticing shops, white beaches, historical buildings, an interesting museum, an old fort, and a Caribbean zoo. The choice is yours!

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Philipsburg Walking Tour; Philipsburg is the capital of Dutch St. Maarten. While the official language is Dutch and the Antillean florin is still around, English is the common language and American dollars are the way to pay. In Philipsburg, visitors can go for a sunny stroll on the boardwalk, a shopping spree in the duty-free stores, a refreshing dip in the Caribbean Sea, an exhilarating excursion, or a walk past historical buildings. Fort Amsterdam offers amazing views and a sense of history, whereas St. Maarten Park pleases the kids with exotic animals. And, the vibrant Carnival in Philipsburg is not to be missed! Explore these and more with your expert personal guide, available 24/7 on your schedule!

Philipsburg Walking Tour Highlights

  • Introduction
  • Center of Town & Pond
  • Front Street
  • Waterfront & Museum
  • Fort Amsterdam
  • St. Maarten Park
Transportation By Foot – Easy walking
Specialty City/Town, Historical/Heritage
Tour Type Guided Tour – play before & while you tour
And much much more…


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Tips

  • Philipsburg is part of the Caribbean. Bring light clothes, maybe a sweater for the nights, a sun hat, and sunscreen. Don't forget your sunglasses; that strong sun reflected in the turquoise water is very bright!
  • Cruise ships bring a lot of people into downtown Philipsburg. That means a busier atmosphere, but also more possibilities to shop, buy cheap beer, enjoy live music, and join extended happy hours.
  • Visit Philipsburg in April when the annual Carnival celebrations take place. Watch the colorful, vibrant parades and dance to the beats of Calypso music.
  • Explore Fort Amsterdam on a separate occasion during the cooler hours of the day. Even though the wind provides a cool breeze up there, the sun is hot and shade is limited.
  • An extra day in Philipsburg? Take a $2 bus to Marigot, capital of French St. Martin, or to Simpson Bay. For an extra dollar you get to beautiful Mullet Bay or to Maho Beach!

Liesbet Collaert

Liesbet Collaert is a freelance writer from Belgium. She traveled all her life, and currently enjoys cruising the Caribbean with her family on the 35-foot sailing catamaran Irie. She spent four months in St. Martin, enjoying the unique atmosphere of Marigot, Philipsburg and the rest of the island.

From Liesbet:TOUR WITHOUT GETTING LOST, BEING RUDE, OR FOLLOWING THE CROWD

"When you travel to a popular place, there are always the 'mainstream' activities and the 'usual' ways to do them: an expensive guided tour, a day on the beach, a morning of shopping, an afternoon on the water, being shuttled from here to there. Or, if you are on a tight budget and/or you feel more adventurous, you set out on your own, aimlessly wandering around or having your nose in a guidebook to figure out what there is to see and how to get there.

Being a member of the second category, I have been lost more than once in my life, and on more than one continent. Those moments, it would have been nice to be guided by someone who knows the area and shows step-by-step how I could proceed, offering visual assistance and in-depth information along the way, like Tours4Mobile. Having a local friend showing you the sights is helpful, easy, flexible and encouraging and you can take your own time – adding breaks when it strikes your fancy or skipping parts without being rude - while exploring the destinations of your choice. The reason I wrote two tours about the intriguing 'dual' island of St. Maarten/St. Martin is because I was visiting for months on our sailboat 'Irie' and came to know the two capitals really well, and because I wanted to point out that Marigot and Philipsburg have way more to offer than what cruise ship passengers experience; to help visitors explore outside the box."

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"Exciting, a whole new concept"
Around The World Travel Radio

"Even though I am a local, I thoroughly enjoyed visiting and learning more about the history of the landmarks. The author's interest in the area comes through in his engaging style of writing. Being able to complete the tour at my own pace made it even
more enjoyable."
Flora Savitzky (Researcher)

"When the conference ended, I stayed in town on my own and used T4M's self-guided tour to decide which things in town I wanted to visit and what to see/do there. The guide was right every step of the way. Bottom line, this guide helped me make the most of my time in town."
Ed Wetschler, SATW & Editor of Tripitini