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Address: Willemstad, Curacao
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: 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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Sit down and relax

Just take a coffee or a beer at one of the terraces and admire the boats passing by, the moving bridge and the colourful waterfront houses.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
Vladimiramirela
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Mississauga, Canada
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Mississauga, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Just take a coffee or a beer at one of the terraces and admire the boats passing by, the moving bridge and the colourful waterfront houses.

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Baak, Gelderland, Netherlands
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89 reviews 89 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is the fameus picture of Curaçao. Beautiful ,but there is al lot more to SER in Willemstad. Take your selfie and see the other places. Nice to have a drink on one of the teracces, and see the bridge turn open.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Nice terrasses on a great location, specially when the big vessels come or go. Not the best food in Punda, but the view compensates a lot.

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Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

As colorful and beautiful in person as in the pictures. Walked around a few nights, and enjoyed the scenery.

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Sherwood Park
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89 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

What a view this spot offers. If you are on the other side of the Queen Emma bridge you can get a great postcard photo to make your friends envy your trip. The colourful buildings stand out and are pleasant to look at. There are some great little shops if you need to buy something and some spots to eat... More 

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Toronto
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80 reviews 80 reviews
35 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Ultimately, this is all there is to Willemstad. The row of colourful houses, tourist shops, restaurant patios, the bay and the bridge view and your good, old-fashioned people watching. Park yourself under the canopy, order a Blue Curacao-based drink and watch the bridge open and close. The irony is that the view of the Handelskade is better from across the... More 

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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Beautiful buildings, unfortunately the pontjesbrug was out of order (maintenance) so we could not walk over it. You should see it both at daylight, but also after sunset with nice lighting and lots of atmosphere (live music)

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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296 helpful votes 296 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Very pretty area with colorful buildings on the water. Reminded me of Copenhagen. We sat at the waterfront and watched the low bridge swing around to let a sailboat through. During the time the bridge is open, pedestrians can take a free water taxi to the other side. Once it closes, you can walk on the bridge again. Lots of... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Visited this place on our NYE trip and had a great time. Everything was close by and it didn't take long to visit. Friendly people, would visit again.

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Willemstad, Curacao
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is also one of the famous places you must have seen and been. It is in Punda and the fruit is sold in boats. You can also by fresh fish early in te morning.,

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