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Address: Willemstad, Curacao
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Harborfront street lined with brightly painted 18th century buildings that...

Harborfront street lined with brightly painted 18th century buildings that today, house boutiques, art galleries and sidewalk cafes.

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As part of our visit to Curacao on August 11, 2016 we admires the beautiful views from the water front to the other shore. On the Punda side of Willemstad is Handelskade, that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Aury D
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As part of our visit to Curacao on August 11, 2016 we admires the beautiful views from the water front to the other shore. On the Punda side of Willemstad is Handelskade, that picturesque stretch of pier you've seen on every Curaçao postcard. Colonial Dutch buildings painted in brilliant pinks, blues and yellows line the waters of St. Anna Bay.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'd rather spend my time on the beaches in Curacao but if you're here anyway then you obviously have to visit Handelskade.

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Akron, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun place to visit while on the island! The architecture and color of the building is stunning. While you're here, make sure to watch the Queen Emma swinging bridge, and hop on it! While we were visiting, we got to watch a massive barge come through - really neat!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visually beautiful. Offers entree into town, lots of places to sit down, rest, drink, eat, watch maritime traffic, and escape from the beach. Not that you would want to escape form the beach....

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Check it out when you cross the Emma Bridge. Nice colors and view of everything. Walk around the little alleys around it and there are some shops and restaurants.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

The buildings are all painted in such beautiful light shades of color. It is also very enjoyable walking the narrow streets that lead off of it. Makes you think that you actually are back in the Old Country.

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Willemstad, Curacao
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

It is a bit of a touristy spot, but still a great place for a cup of coffee. Watch the big container ships being guided into the harbor. When the black flag goes up on the pontjes bridgje, this normally is a sign something big is coming in or going out and the bridge will stay open longer then normal.... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

You have to take pictures dung day and night. It´s very colorful and radiant. After that buy a gift of the houses in any giftshop.

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Willemstad, Curacao
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

This side of Willemstad is do colourful. Beautiful place to see the ship enter the harbour of Willemstad. From the other side named Otrobanda nice picture can be taken. So nice colourful memories.

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Huntington Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

The picturesque downtown area is less than the photos. Much of it is under construction and is a little worn. The floating market is interesting.

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