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“Excellent for pics!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Handelskade

Ranked #7 of 107 things to do in Willemstad
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Owner description: Harborfront street lined with brightly painted 18th century buildings that today, house boutiques, art galleries and sidewalk cafes.
United Kingdom
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259 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Excellent for pics!”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

I probably took more shots of this than anything else. It's such beautiful architecture (but for one building in the middle) and the colours make it just perfect. Walking through the street however was very disappointing. I expected the buildings to have nice places to eat or shops, but instead it was shops selling pillows and not very fancy stuff. I was lucky to be there on Queen's Day (April 30th) and the town went crazy orange and bustling with people!

Visited April 2014
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Yorkville, Illinois
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A must see”
Reviewed 19 April 2014

You can't come to Curacao without going to Willemstadt and taking pictures of Handelskade. The businesses are all brightly painted and it looks just like the postcards.

Visited April 2014
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Prague, Czech Republic
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48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Picturesque view”
Reviewed 2 April 2014

Beautiful colourful houses, if you want to take a nice picture, do it from the middle of the floating bridge from Otrobanda side.

Visited March 2014
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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Nice, but doesn't live up to the expectations.”
Reviewed 1 April 2014

The Handelskade is probably the place everyone reconnizes. The row of old Dutch houses. On a darker day, it is like you are in Amsterdam, well, if you think the colors away.
But to be fair, to see them in real life is not very exciting. On most pictures a lot of add have been removed by photoshop and up close, quite a few could use a new coat of paint.
So it is nice to see them, but that is all.

Visited March 2014
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Miami, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“unique site”
Reviewed 23 March 2014

this was truly a unique site to visit. the most incredible was the floating bridge and the colorful houses.

Visited February 2014
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