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Address: Willemstad, Curacao
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Formerly a wealthy residential quarter of early Jewish merchants.
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Really nice walking area, Scharloo is a neighbourhood within Willemstad.

This area has some nice colourful building with interesting architecture and it's definitely worth a look as as you walk about because you'll be in the Punda region anyway because... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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Toronto, Canada

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This area has some nice colourful building with interesting architecture and it's definitely worth a look as as you walk about because you'll be in the Punda region anyway because that's where all the best stuff is so once you walk across the Wilhelmina bridge then just keep to your right, but if you want to see the Maritime museum... More 

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DeWitt, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Scharloo is filled with colorful buildings from Willemstad’s earlier years. Since I have an interest in history and architecture, this quarter of Willemstad was a joy to see. I am pleased to learn that Willemstad recognizes the importance of history and preserving these houses. While this is a project in process, they have done a beautiful job so far. Of... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Definitely worth a visit, though probably only in daylight. Despite the large "Welcome" sign, we didn't venture right into the neighborhood calling itself Scharloo, but we did walk the streets around our hotel on the Scharloo side of things, which is where our hotel (The Scharloo) is located. There are definitely interesting things to see: the Maritime Museum (restaurant open... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 238 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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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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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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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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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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