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Ranked #1 of 32 attractions in Willemstad
Category: Beaches; Bodies of Water; Outdoors
Inlet on the less-developed western side of the island.
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Ranked #2 of 32 attractions in Willemstad
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Bridges; Landmarks
Owner description: Swings wide many times daily to allow access to one of the busiest ports in the world. It also separates the two halves of... more » Owner description: Swings wide many times daily to allow access to one of the busiest ports in the world. It also separates the two halves of the city. « less
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Ranked #3 of 32 attractions in Willemstad
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
Owner description: Dolphin Academy offers fun and educational intimate encounters with Bottlenose Dolphins in a natural saltwater lagoon and the... more » Owner description: Dolphin Academy offers fun and educational intimate encounters with Bottlenose Dolphins in a natural saltwater lagoon and the open sea. Different programs and courses available for all ages. « less
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Ranked #4 of 32 attractions in Willemstad
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Museums; History Museums; Cultural
The Western Hemisphere's oldest synagogue in continuous use was founded in 1651 by 12 families from Amsterdam.
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Ranked #5 of 32 attractions in Willemstad
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$94* and up
Ranked #6 of 32 attractions in Willemstad
Category: National Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #7 of 32 attractions in Willemstad
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Category: Art Museums; History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
Exhibits trace Curaçaoans African roots and the legacy of the slave trade in the region.
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Ranked #8 of 32 attractions in Willemstad
Category: Neighborhoods; Cultural
Home to most of the shops and tourist activities in Willemstad.
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Ranked #9 of 32 attractions in Willemstad
Category: Bridges; Landmarks
The highest bridge in the Caribbean.
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Ranked #10 of 32 attractions in Willemstad
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
One of the Caribbean's best marine reserves.
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Ranked #11 of 32 attractions in Willemstad
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Landmarks
Owner description: Harborfront street lined with brightly painted 18th century buildings that today, house boutiques, art galleries and sidewalk... more » Owner description: Harborfront street lined with brightly painted 18th century buildings that today, house boutiques, art galleries and sidewalk cafes. « less
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$64* and up
Ranked #12 of 32 attractions in Willemstad
Category: Caverns/ Caves; Outdoors
Old coral reefs exposed when the sea receded.
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Ranked #13 of 32 attractions in Willemstad
Category: Architectural Buildings; Game/ Entertainment Centers; Cultural
Owner description: This waterfront entertainment center and shopping area is located at the entrance of St. Anna Bay, a dramatic position at the... more » Owner description: This waterfront entertainment center and shopping area is located at the entrance of St. Anna Bay, a dramatic position at the harbor gateway. « less
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Ranked #14 of 32 attractions in Willemstad
Category: Cemeteries; Neighborhoods; Science Museums; Cultural
More residential area of Willemstad.
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Ranked #15 of 32 attractions in Willemstad
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Opened in 1999 as one of many projects undertaken to commemorate Curaçao’s 500th anniversary in 1999.
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Ranked #16 of 32 attractions in Willemstad
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
This former fortress now houses a restaurant and disco.
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Ranked #17 of 32 attractions in Willemstad
Category: Museums
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Ranked #18 of 32 attractions in Willemstad
For all your guided dives, diving equipment rental, and diving courses (PADI and SDI).
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Ranked #19 of 32 attractions in Willemstad
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Ranked #20 of 32 attractions in Willemstad
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #21 of 32 attractions in Willemstad
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Ranked #22 of 32 attractions in Willemstad
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Ranked #23 of 32 attractions in Willemstad
Category: History Museums; Museums
Houses an extensive antique furniture collection and paintings by local artists.
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Ranked #24 of 32 attractions in Willemstad
Category: Government Buildings; Historic Sites; Cultural
The island's principal fortress today serves as the seat of government.
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Ranked #25 of 32 attractions in Willemstad
Category: Neighborhoods; Cultural
Formerly a wealthy residential quarter of early Jewish merchants.
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Ranked #26 of 32 attractions in Willemstad
Category: Cemeteries; Cultural
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Ranked #27 of 32 attractions in Willemstad
Owner description: The Punda Mueum is a photo museum that offers a historic view of the changes that have taken place during the last 100 years... more » Owner description: The Punda Mueum is a photo museum that offers a historic view of the changes that have taken place during the last 100 years in Punda, Curacao's downtown. The exhibit includes 400 photos of Punda. Several of them are the oldest ever made on Curacao. There is also a scale model of Punda in the sixties. Guided tours in English are available daily. « less
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Ranked #28 of 32 attractions in Willemstad
Ranked #29 of 32 attractions in Willemstad
Category: Zoos/Aquariums
Owner description: UNDER CONSTRUCTION FOR THE COMING TEN YEAR!!Originally this was a natural rainwater reservoir. During World War II, Dutch and... more » Owner description: UNDER CONSTRUCTION FOR THE COMING TEN YEAR!!Originally this was a natural rainwater reservoir. During World War II, Dutch and American marines and soldiers used the area to do vehicle maintenance. There was always abundance of water in the area that’s why around the 1940’s trees and plants were cultivated and the park was known as "Plantentuin" (botanical garden). In the fifties in addition to the trees and plants, animals from different privately owned collections were exhibited. The area became a very popular site. The exotic/tropical animals became an attraction for the young and old. After years the area changed from botanical garden to a zoo. The government in 2000 installed a foundation with the sole function to manage the zoo. The foundation is called Fundashon Parke Tropikal Starting in 2011 a new and dynamic team of young professionals took the foundation to a new era. The New name is CURACAO ZOO & NATURE RESERVE.This new team set their goals and mission for the coming ten years to make of our national zoo a great area with international standards, this all cannot be completed only on the government funding, that’s why they are giving every person that visits the zoo the chance to adopt an animal or even an entire project .Upon request they can give you a great tour. For nearly sixty years only four acres where used, but in fact the zoo has more than nineteen acres to be converted in to a great attraction, a former dam that has become a nature reserve is also part of this giant plan with more than sixty acres to add to the final plan. « less
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Ranked #30 of 32 attractions in Willemstad
Category: ; Specialty Museums; Museums
Houses interesting stamps from the 18th century.
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