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Captivating and Unavoidable

Handelskade is the iconic centerpiece of Willemstad - you won't miss it, and wouldn't want to. Be... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
John M
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Picture perfect

Great photo op....so pretty, with colorful Dutch colonial architecture whether you visit during the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
travelview48
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NY
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Harborfront street lined with brightly painted 18th century buildings that today, house boutiques, art galleries and sidewalk cafes.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Handelskade is the iconic centerpiece of Willemstad - you won't miss it, and wouldn't want to. Be sure to see it at different times of day, as the sunlight warms the building hues differently as the earth turns.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great photo op....so pretty, with colorful Dutch colonial architecture whether you visit during the day or after dark. If you wander the streets a bit you'll find its a nice area to walk and browse the shops or stop and relax at an outdoor cafe.

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Reviewed 22 June 2018

I just got back from six days of scuba diving in Curacao. FANTASTIC DIVING.... I took my wife here on a cruise ship a few months ago. The ship had a 12 hour stay in port. Holland America , my favorite cruise line. I picked...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

We were there at night on a cruise ship. We ate at the town square and enjoyed it. Unfortunately is seems all of the stores and many restaurants close very early but the square was happening.

Thank John P
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Just a short walk from the cruise port, downtown Willemstad is both lovely and interesting. Wander the streets and you will find a variety of shops, food and drink. Then grab a cab and head out to Jan Thiel beach with a stop at Landaus...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

We had a wonderful time visiting Handelskade. We went to the Carnival casino, walked on the moving bridge, shopped and ate at the little restaurants. It was a wonderful day!

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Downtown Curacao is so charming with all the colorful architecture. Granted there are tons of touristy gift shops, but look past those and find the true beauty of the city.

Thank Rick T
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

The downtown area is just as you see in the photos. We were there in low tourist season, which I loved, but also got there as a cruise ship docked, so it was a bit crowded until they reboareded the boat a few hours later....More

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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

You haven't been in Curaçao if you haven't seen the coloured buildings of "Handelskade" in Punda. It is really a trademark of Willemstad. It is not a long street, but it is very photogenic. And the colours are beautiful when the sun is shining. At...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

We walked along the water and past the cafes at ground level. Nice small places to eat. To get a good picture, you might have to head to Otrobanda side over the floating bridge or the ferry.

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