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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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Great view of ships and bridge

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

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 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

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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87 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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35 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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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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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
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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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Logan, Utah
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

You def have to go to take the pics. But, that's about it! Really not much to say about it. And actually, up close, the buildings could use a new coat of paint!

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Easy walk from the cruise ship across a floating bridge. Fun to watch the bridge open to allow a ship to pass. Colorful buildings with lots of outdoor cafes. Shopping is nothing special with all the usual shops and tourist things. Fun to wonder the old town.

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