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Address: Willemstad, Curacao
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Formerly a wealthy residential quarter of early Jewish merchants.

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The Money Museum is worth a quick visit

We didn't spend much time in Scharloo, but the it was close to Punda and home to many inexpensive guesthouses. The reason for our visit was the cute little Money Museum, which had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
New York City, New York

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New York City, New York
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150 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We didn't spend much time in Scharloo, but the it was close to Punda and home to many inexpensive guesthouses. The reason for our visit was the cute little Money Museum, which had everything used as currency on Curacao, from pre-colonial shell currency, to colonial coins (whole and cut into smaller denominations), to modern coins and commemoratives, with the dies... More 

Thank thompso2
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

A drive by in Scharloo is undescribable due to the amount of houses all have undergone severe Restoration by a special Foundation in Curacao. See this and have your cameras ready to shoot. I cannot describe it.

Thank Erroll K
Toronto, Canada
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739 reviews
312 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank James A
DeWitt, Michigan
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301 reviews
180 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
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 

Thank Denice S
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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 

Thank Ruth H
Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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.

3 Thank HFokema
The Hague, The Netherlands
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 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!

1 Thank Robert188633
Palm Bay, Florida
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736 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 244 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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172 reviews
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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

1 Thank UkGailJ
los angeles
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266 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 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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