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Address: Willemstad, Curacao
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Where Venezuelan merchants dock and sell their fresh fish, produce and...

Where Venezuelan merchants dock and sell their fresh fish, produce and spices.

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Interesting market

Neat market, very reminiscent of Holland and its floating flower markets. The people that run the markets are from Venezuela and they live on the boats and come to sell their... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
DKISS76
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Montgomery, Texas
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Montgomery, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Neat market, very reminiscent of Holland and its floating flower markets. The people that run the markets are from Venezuela and they live on the boats and come to sell their goods. The first market you come to is the fish boats trying to sell their fresh catch. Next is a very large fruit market with every fruit for you... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed ambling along this market and watching the locals buy their fruits and vegetables! We did not buy anything, but would've if we hadn't just eaten. It's close to the shopping and is safe and fairly clean. A beautiful setting along the water with houseboats behind the market.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is fascinating to watch and walk over - bridge on pontoon boats that is moved when the big ships need to pass - it is lighted at night too

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surrey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the first place I wanted to see in Curacao as I had read about it. There weren't many boats in as the weather was rainy and windy but fascinating to see the boats behind the stalls loaded with produce

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

This is great if you want to stop by for some fresh produce! A lot of fun to shop and bring things back to cook with later. Cool to interact and hear stories with the people working there as well.

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Church Hill, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Locals come to the market boats to purchase fruits and vegetables and fish. It was interesting. I had never seen this before. In the US, in the small area I live we have the same form of marketing except not on water but tables and small sheds. Farmers bring their goods to the market place.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Just walking here you wouldn't think much about this place but on the tour bus we learned that fruits and vegetables can't grow on the island due to too much salt in the air so they are brought over from Venezuela by boat making a 12 hour trip each way. The boats look a little weathered so I'm shocked they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

As nothing is really able to grow on the island, most of the fruit and vegetables are grown in Venezuela and then are brought over by boat. It is interesting to walk up to the market and see the boats docked and the people selling right next to the boat itself.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

The Floating market is a strip of farm stands on the side of the harbor. Boats come in every other day loaded with fruits and vegetables from nearby Valenzuela. Here you can walk in the shade and buy a bunch of bananas, melon, grapes or whatever you enjoy. A fun ten minute walk.

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Best produce on the island and best prices. Flavorful papaya and ginormous avocados!! Lots of vendors and I think they all work together - all the same price and quality. Stop off at plasa bieu for pumpkin pancakes ( first stall on your left Yvonne's); about $1 per pancake.

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