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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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Iconic and lovely

This was the thing I was most excited about seeing in Curacao. It did not let me down! We went back several times, during the day and at night. It was equally beautiful at both... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Tiffany P
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West Plains, Missouri
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West Plains, Missouri
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87 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was the thing I was most excited about seeing in Curacao. It did not let me down! We went back several times, during the day and at night. It was equally beautiful at both times.

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Turnhout, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go in the late afternoon, when the sun is in the right position, The view is spectacular. As you walk across the Emma-bridge, many more details become visible!

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Bayreuth, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice and colorful buildings. Really nice to look during the sunset. But don't forget, it's just houses....

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The scenery view of the colored houses is a must see in Willemstad. Don't forget to visit it by night as well.

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Munich, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the houses are nice to look at, but other than that there isn't much. Tourist shops are awful and sell ugly souvenirs made in China. We cut our sightseeing short and went back to the beach

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

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 August 17, 2016

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 August 16, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

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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