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Handelskade

Address: Willemstad, Curacao
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Ranked #10 of 33 Attractions in Willemstad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Harborfront street lined with brightly painted 18th century buildings that today, house boutiques...
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Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Harborfront street lined with brightly painted 18th century buildings that today, house boutiques, art galleries and sidewalk cafes.
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Sauk Village, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Ahhhh I fell in love with Curacao! I want to go back! I want to go back and stay for a while! This island was one of the port stops during a cruise. Before cruising I had looked at lots of pictures of the island. Pictures really do not capture the true essence and beauty of this island. However, just... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
30 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

a small village area of Punda/Otrobanda. Nice boutiques, coffee shops, art galleries, and eateries. We usually visit here on the days when cruise ships are not in port, but even if they are, this is a nice area to visit.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

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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77 reviews 77 reviews
32 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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129 reviews 129 reviews
46 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
45 helpful votes 45 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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353 attraction reviews
716 helpful votes 716 helpful votes
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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91 reviews 91 reviews
59 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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