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Handelskade

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Address: Willemstad, Curacao
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Harborfront street lined with brightly painted 18th century buildings that...

Harborfront street lined with brightly painted 18th century buildings that today, house boutiques, art galleries and sidewalk cafes.

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Great walk through history and locals

I love to walk the handelskader because it has great views of (historic) Otrabanda; a good place to relax, enjoy a drink and cool of. Always cool to go into the inner streets for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Henk B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love to walk the handelskader because it has great views of (historic) Otrabanda; a good place to relax, enjoy a drink and cool of. Always cool to go into the inner streets for shopping and get in touch with the locals

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Northern New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Handelskade is where all the beautiful colored buildings are lined up on the shoreline street and it's where you see all of the postcards from Curacao. Go on the Emma Pontoon Bridge and get a nice shot of the buildings. It's very pretty and while you're down there you can enjoy one of the waterfront cafes or walk around and... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

During your holiday I would suggest to make time just for a short visit. It really is the face of beautiful Curacao. Have a drink or meal and enjoy the view.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

What a beautiful and colorful town to stroll through, one building lining the waterfront more colorful than the next. Take a stroll during the day and pass a multitude of shpos and cafes.

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West Plains, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

This was the thing I was most excited about seeing in Curacao. It did not let me down! We went back several times, during the day and at night. It was equally beautiful at both times.

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Turnhout, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Go in the late afternoon, when the sun is in the right position, The view is spectacular. As you walk across the Emma-bridge, many more details become visible!

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Bayreuth, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Nice and colorful buildings. Really nice to look during the sunset. But don't forget, it's just houses....

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

The scenery view of the colored houses is a must see in Willemstad. Don't forget to visit it by night as well.

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Munich, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

the houses are nice to look at, but other than that there isn't much. Tourist shops are awful and sell ugly souvenirs made in China. We cut our sightseeing short and went back to the beach

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

As part of our visit to Curacao on August 11, 2016 we admires the beautiful views from the water front to the other shore. On the Punda side of Willemstad is Handelskade, that picturesque stretch of pier you've seen on every Curaçao postcard. Colonial Dutch buildings painted in brilliant pinks, blues and yellows line the waters of St. Anna Bay.... More 

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