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“Nice little neighborhood.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Scharloo

Scharloo
Willemstad, Curacao
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Willemstad Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #45 of 78 things to do in Willemstad
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: Formerly a wealthy residential quarter of early Jewish merchants.
Philadelphia, PA
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“Nice little neighborhood.”
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.

Visited August 2013
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Houston, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
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“Beautiful, Interesting Neighborhood”
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 moving along in Willemstad, even some of the more dilapidated ones will be started soon.

The restored section is about a half mile long and it is well worth the time it will take you to stroll this area to see the buildings.

Visited May 2013
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Ramsey, Minnesota
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“Beautiful Architecture”
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.

Visited October 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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“Worth a walk or a drive if you like architecture”
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.

Visited July 2012
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Willemstad, Curacao
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“nice food for a good price in a nice place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

You sit in a nice garden for lunch. A great cook prepares a simple but nice lunch for a very good price.

Visited June 2012
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