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Handelskade

Willemstad, Curacao
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Ranked #11 of 36 Attractions in Willemstad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Harborfront street lined with brightly painted 18th century buildings that today, house boutiques, art galleries and sidewalk cafes.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Very nice afternoon cocktails. You can also eat there and look for the happy hours. Enjoy the view of the bridge opening.

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Colorado
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32 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We enjoyed walking and exploring the sights and streets in and around Handelskade. We went into the government buildings ab\nd toured the old church which was very interesting and memorable. The is a beautiful organ, stained glass windows and on the outside a canon ball stuck in the side . This was shot into the face by the ship and... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

The view is just beautiful, especially at night! Great place to grab a coffee and watch people and ships coming and going!

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West Springfield, Massachusetts
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45 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

- short street which does look nice when looking at it from the bridge or across the water - does not as large as it shows from all the pictures - there is a place near the water/ on the street where people can sit and have a drink or two. didn't try but did look relaxing - nice to... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is one of the most beautiful views in Curacao! It is not of open water, beach or wildlife but is a beautiful bright area of the island. So many great places to see it from. We like to eat want to café to watch the ships come in. We also love la Bahia for a quick snack overlooking the... More

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We walked along the Handelskade and passed shops and restaurants, some of which had outdoor seating. It is only a few blocks long. The ferry to cross the bay over to the Otrobanda section is found here.

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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59 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I thought the Handelskade was some huge area. Nope. Only about a block worth of Dutch-style buildings lining the waterfront. Pretty to look at it but my reaction was, "That's it?" Great photo op though. And a good place to people watch.

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florida
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Great place to stop, watch the pontoon bridge, ships go by, have a meal, drink, shop or people watch.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

beautiful place-great buildings and museums. safe-never felt threatened. plenty to see on a nice stroll. forts,churches and more. worthy of the UNESCO World Heritage title.

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Toronto, Canada
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We sat at the cafe on the walkway and were very disappointed with the service we received, or lack thereof I should say. It took them close to 20 minutes to acknowledge us and bring us menus and the food was horrible and very overpriced. It is a very beautiful place to walk by though and view the river and... More

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