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Address: Willemstad, Curacao
Activities: Dining
Description: This waterfront entertainment center and shopping area is located at the...
This waterfront entertainment center and shopping area is located at the entrance of St. Anna Bay, a dramatic position at the harbor gateway.
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fun little village originally an ancient fort

Dead on Sundays, but on Monday go after the cruise ship has left. A wide variety of stores normally looking for cruisers. We were not and tried to avoid the crowds. Wide variety... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Kaysville, Utah
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Kaysville, Utah
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73 reviews 73 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Dead on Sundays, but on Monday go after the cruise ship has left. A wide variety of stores normally looking for cruisers. We were not and tried to avoid the crowds. Wide variety and a little more expensive than other areas a little farther away. However, glad we went

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This almost hidden commercial center created in the middle of a real fort offers a variety of high end shops and restaurants and is a nice hang out place. However it does not reflect a whole lot of Curacao identity as the architecture is mostly copied from New Orleans. As an Architect this gives me mixed feelings about the place,... More 

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Toronto
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78 reviews 78 reviews
33 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

It combines the historic significance of the fort with the shopping pleasure of tiny little boutiques and cafes all neatly tucked in. And it is conveniently located on the way from the mega pier (where the larger cruise ships moor) to the city. Do not expect any bargains or selection, but the leisurely environment is worth spending a couple of... More 

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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

You must go and see also the infinety pool of the renaissance hotel in the corner of riffort village. Just go and have a drink at the bar

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Los Angeles, California
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195 reviews 195 reviews
74 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is a fun place, you can walk up to the ramparts a bit and get a good view (and photo) of the city. There are many shops and eating/drinking places (our favorite was the Cheesery) and also many shops to cater to the cruise ships. There is an excellent Royal Delft shop which is unique on the island and... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Clean but not inspiring - sterile food spots, shops, could have been anywhere in the US. Ate at the hamburger place which was like any okay place in the US, the Dutch Delft store was nice but expensive. The best part was climbing up to the fort walk along the sides to see great views of the ocean and harbor.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Newer bars and shops. We walked around during the day and saw a local woman painting in front of a crowd. We sat down for a well-priced happy hour in the AM had a good time. There is a coffee shop if you're into that, and we also hit up a dance club on a Monday night that was bangin.

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DeWitt, Michigan
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

From our ship, it was an easy walk to Riffort Village. Within the old stone walls are boutiques, restaurants, and bars. The center of the “fort” offers lots of seating in a tropical setting with live entertainment. I recommend walking around and climbing the stairs. The wall walk at the top of the stairs offers great water views. If you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This was the BEST place to eat and shop!!!! I wish it were advertised more! We ate at the Cheesery and had the best fondue!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We visited on Saturday evening. This place has history, live music, great restaurants,and fashion boutiques. Best of all fabulous water views from the roof of this old building. I highly recommend you visit.

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