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We were there at night on a cruise ship. We ate at the town square and enjoyed it. Unfortunately is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
John P
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Erie
Picture Perfect

Just a short walk from the cruise port, downtown Willemstad is both lovely and interesting. Wander... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
edsachs
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Potsdam, New York
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Harborfront street lined with brightly painted 18th century buildings that today, house boutiques, art galleries and sidewalk cafes.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were there at night on a cruise ship. We ate at the town square and enjoyed it. Unfortunately is seems all of the stores and many restaurants close very early but the square was happening.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Just a short walk from the cruise port, downtown Willemstad is both lovely and interesting. Wander the streets and you will find a variety of shops, food and drink. Then grab a cab and head out to Jan Thiel beach with a stop at Landaus...More

Thank edsachs
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a wonderful time visiting Handelskade. We went to the Carnival casino, walked on the moving bridge, shopped and ate at the little restaurants. It was a wonderful day!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Downtown Curacao is so charming with all the colorful architecture. Granted there are tons of touristy gift shops, but look past those and find the true beauty of the city.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The downtown area is just as you see in the photos. We were there in low tourist season, which I loved, but also got there as a cruise ship docked, so it was a bit crowded until they reboareded the boat a few hours later....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You haven't been in Curaçao if you haven't seen the coloured buildings of "Handelskade" in Punda. It is really a trademark of Willemstad. It is not a long street, but it is very photogenic. And the colours are beautiful when the sun is shining. At...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We walked along the water and past the cafes at ground level. Nice small places to eat. To get a good picture, you might have to head to Otrobanda side over the floating bridge or the ferry.

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Reviewed May 15, 2018

This is Willemstad's main tourist street with beautifully painted and colorful buildings.The people are wonderful, friendly and inviting. Lots of sidewalk cafes along the water front. Loved the Heart of Locks near the entrance to the floating bridge.

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Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place. Nice for a drink, a bite to eat and just enjoy some people watching with folks crossing the bridge.

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Reviewed May 6, 2018

Wonderful people, great shops and unique historical architecture highlight this area. There are many cafes, bars and sidewalk patios make this a great, concentrated pedestrian area.

Thank J E J
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