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Scharloo

Willemstad, Curacao
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Ranked #25 of 35 attractions in Willemstad
Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Formerly a wealthy residential quarter of early Jewish merchants.
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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I didn't even make it into the neighbourhood far enough and was saved, by a local man, from being robbed in broad daylight. I am a female and was alone, so I would just say to go with a partner just for precaution or on a tour.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Wonderfully decorated mansions are to be found in this area of Willemstad, attesting to the wealth of their builders. Often they are called Italianate, but some say that they are as charming as wedding cakes taste and look much the same!

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Palm Bay, Florida
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401 reviews 401 reviews
237 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

While on our tour with Casper Tours we went through the Scharloo district to view all the expensive homes -- most in their own gated area.

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UK
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106 reviews 106 reviews
46 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Pick up the free tourist brochure ( yellow) and follow the walking trail - rreally interesting and great properties

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los angeles
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159 reviews 159 reviews
93 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

It's a bright little strip of history that is important for Curaçao. It's not a far walk from Punda and it seems like a pretty safe area. If you've got time stop by.

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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
14 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

This part of town has some interesting history with it. Be sure to check out the nightclub called Bermuda that really rocks after midnight found behind the movie theater. The overall area is full of history and getting renovated with new paved roads and developments. There is a restaurant called Scharloo which serves great food at budget prices. I know... More

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Philadelphia, PA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We drove through here on our island tour. I wish we would have stopped so we could get out and take pictures. The architecture is a sight to see.

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Houston, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Scharloo is the old Jewish quarter of Willemstad where a number of the wealthy business built their homes. Many, but not all, of the homes on Scharlooweg have been beautifully restored. Most of the restored homes are on the north side of Scharlooweg while the "not yet restored" are typically on the south side. Given how the restoration efforts are... More

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Ramsey, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Fun to drive through the area to see the architecture. The island is working hard to renovate the area. Not many other attractions in this area.

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Toronto, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
45 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

There are some beautiful houses in this area some of them restored. The Maritime museum is located here. Most of the restored houses seem to be owned by businesses so you can only look at them from the outside so driving around the neighborhood is a good way to see it.

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