The Riffort is located at the entrance of the St. Anna Bay in Otrabanda next to the renowned pontoon bridge in Willemstad.The fort was built in 1828/1829 to protect the entrance of the St. Anna Bay and the outer part of Otrabanda. When the fort was finished it was bombproof and armed with 56 cannons, barracks, a gunpowder magazine and a water-tank. At present the fort is freely accessible, and used as a shopping mall with cafes and restaurants. Many world renowned brands can be found here such as XOXO, Mango, Guess, Max Mara, Diesel and Starbucks.  A cinema theater and the Renaissance Hotel are nearby.