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Handelskade

Address: Willemstad, Curacao
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Ranked #9 of 38 Attractions in Willemstad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Sights & 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, Sights & 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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Paramaribo, Suriname
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

One of the most remarkable landmarks of this lovely island is the Handelskade. Many postcards and brochures about the island picture the beautifully colored buildings and the restaurants alongside the sea.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

So many places to shop, eat and enjoy! This is a must see in Curacao! Beautiful scenery and photos! The smoothie trucks are a must try!

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Handelskade is a must see when you visit Curacao. It is very picturesque. There are many small eateries where you can sit, grab a small bite and enjoy some drinks. The most important thing, sit back and enjoy the view!

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Kleve, Germany
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Nice place to sit for a vieuw and a drink. Watching the ships and pontjesbrug. Not a place for a quality lunch or dinner

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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
52 helpful votes 52 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
32 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
37 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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148 reviews 148 reviews
54 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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