Floating Market

Floating Market, Willemstad: Address, Phone Number, Floating Market Reviews: 3.5/5

Floating Market
3.5
Flea & Street Markets
This location was reported permanently closed
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Where Venezuelan merchants dock and sell their fresh fish, produce and spices.
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3.5
291 reviews
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Jill L
Savannah, GA284 contributions
Missed This Favorite Market
Nov 2019
We were so sad to see that our favorite market was no longer on our last trip. The floating market was operated mainly by Venezuelans who arrived daily by boat with local fruits, seafood, crafts and gifts. With the turmoil in Venezuela, they are unable to continue the market at this time. In fact the entire area seems to have taken a downturn. Although still beautiful, it has lost some beauty...but the people are still welcoming and friendly.
Written December 21, 2019
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Angie R
Sunderland, UK1,494 contributions
Sad to see this market is no longer
Nov 2019 • Couples
Was really sad on our recent visit to Willemstad to see that the floating market no longer exists.

What used to be a vibrant food market along the river, run mainly by the Venezuelan community is now no more due to the political instabilities in that country according to our tour guide.

There are hopes it may be restarted in the future, we hope so, as it has also affected local jobs etc....
Written November 30, 2019
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Modi
Curaçao46 contributions
Ordinary market
Sep 2018
This is just an ordinary market with same or even more prices than nearby shops or supermarkets. Only different things is, people come from outside in their boats and then dock their boats to sell vegetables or fruits.
Written July 28, 2019
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Bajabadboy
32 contributions
Awesome architecture
May 2019 • Couples
Downtown Willemstad is a very colorful city. Rumor has it, a governor was getting headaches from the whitewashed buildings. The doctor advised him to have the buildings painted. Every building is of a different color. It turned out that the governor had stock in a paint company.
Written May 15, 2019
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648skessler
Bangor, ME50 contributions
Worth the walk to see it
Apr 2019 • Friends
We walked about 15 minutes from the ship, and it was not hard to find. The vegetables and fruit looked so appealing, and it made really pretty pictures. The island did not appear to have soil which would sustain growing their own vegetables, so this is their main source for fresh f & v's.
Written May 15, 2019
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CFofLL
Fredericton, Canada1,449 contributions
Not bustling like the last time we were there.
Mar 2019 • Couples
We visited this market 4 years ago while in Curacao. At that time it was very busy with lots of stalls of produce and fishing boats from Venezuela but this time there were only a few stalls and no boats with fish for sale. This appeared to have been a major source of produce for the island and I presume this slowdown is a reflection of the ongoing troubles in Venezuela. Hopefully these can be solved and the market can be restored.
Written April 23, 2019
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Ricardo B
Miami, FL2,968 contributions
Picturesque
Apr 2019 • Solo
This is a small floating market from Venezuelan people selling their vegetables by the pier. Irnos love to see the mooring boats attached to the fruit shops with amazing looking fruits.nothing spectacular but overall it is worth visiting and buying some fresh fruits and vegs
Written April 15, 2019
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Christina W
Woodview, Canada56 contributions
Good walking tour. Not many Venezuelan market boats
Feb 2019
The market is close to the beautiful Dutch architecture of the town centre so worth a take in as you explore the area. Also make sure you cross the bridge and see the historic Jewish Quarter. Amazing houses at various stages of restoration.
Written April 14, 2019
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KMB_GA
Atlanta, GA1,107 contributions
Unique Market area
Apr 2019 • Couples
From what I’ve heard the floating market used to be a much more booming, exciting place to visit. Tensions in Venezuela have made it more difficult for individuals to come to Curaçao to sell their wares. It was still a neat experience; the vendors have little tent areas set up on land with their boats docked behind them. They were mostly selling fresh fruits, veggies, and fish. Worth checking out if you’re exploring the downtown area.
Written April 7, 2019
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Naples, FL4,465 contributions
Great place to get fresh fruit
Mar 2019 • Family
This is located adjacent to the round market, on the rivers edge.
We passed here almost daily. Fun to see, but also a convenient spot to pick up some fresh fruit on your way back to your apartment/hotel.
Written March 26, 2019
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