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Any advice about Marriott stay--and Dutch food?

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Any advice about Marriott stay--and Dutch food?

My husband and I will be staying at the Marriott in late February. We will be looking for good, relatively economical places to eat, and wonder if anyone knows of any within walking distance of the Marriott. Is there a market where we can pick up snacks and drinks nearby?

We are also wondering if there is a restaurant that serves good Dutch food on the island. We are from the States, but all of our ancestors came from The Netherlands, and our families have always been proud of our Dutch heritage. Thank you in advance for any recommendations you have.

Boston...
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1. Re: Any advice about Marriott stay--and Dutch food?

You should consider renting a car.

There isn't much within walking distance unless you are up for a good hike.

Having been to Holland a few times ourselves, we find that the driving in Curacao is similar in that the people are very friendly.

It also open up more to see and do on a flexible, and at ease schedule.

We would go to a beach and snorkel in Westpunt in the morning, have lunch in the fort and go back to the resort for dinner on one day.

On the next we would go into town for some shopping, back to the resort for lunch, head out to a nice restaurant for dinner, over to a casino for some entertainment and back to the resort.

Or just head to the Centrum for some good snacks or great pastries and deserts to have in the room on the spur of the moment.

It's almost impossible to do that with a cab.

Hubb or Ralphy can give you a great list of places to eat.

Willemstad, Curacao
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2. Re: Any advice about Marriott stay--and Dutch food?

From the Marriot you can walk to Tempo Doeloe (indonesian food), Pirates bay (international food) Sjalotte restaurant (international) and Awa di Playa (local restaurant),

Centrum, Esperamos and Goisco are close to the Marriot but you need a car to get there.

For dutch food you can check with Wilhelmina cafe who serve once a week local food like hutspot or boerenkool met worst. There is a dutch cafe Old Dutch who also may serve dutch food.

Willington...
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3. Re: Any advice about Marriott stay--and Dutch food?

The old market or as it's called Plasa Bieu, has some amazing local food for cheap prices.

Minnesota
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4. Re: Any advice about Marriott stay--and Dutch food?

Thank you for your suggestions. Very helpful.

San Francisco...
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5. Re: Any advice about Marriott stay--and Dutch food?

Cafe Old Dutch - Pietermaai 25 phone 465.72.25 (in Punda) or Plein Cafe Wilhelmina in Punda (please ask for Dutch menu) link http://www.pleincafewilhelmina.com/

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6. Re: Any advice about Marriott stay--and Dutch food?

Ooops, correct link www.pleincafewilhelmina.com/index.php?pg=1

Edited: 6:15 pm, January 18, 2013
7. Re: Any advice about Marriott stay--and Dutch food?

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