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Scharloo

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Address: Willemstad, Curacao
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Formerly a wealthy residential quarter of early Jewish merchants.

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The Money Museum is worth a quick visit

We didn't spend much time in Scharloo, but the it was close to Punda and home to many inexpensive guesthouses. The reason for our visit was the cute little Money Museum, which had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 22, 2015
thompso2
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New York City, New York
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

Sometimes parts of an old town are just nice to go to, but Scharloo has this special "aahhh"-moment you so need during your stay.......This old Jewish part of town takes you far back in time and shows you the beauty of old architecture and Caribbean life style. Simply breathtaking.......

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Sarsfield, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

I just can't get enough of these wonderfully restored buildings and homes! Do the walking tour yourself with the free Willemstad city guide you can pickup at the Curaçao tourism building...the 17 buildings are worth the walk

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We didn't spend much time in Scharloo, but the it was close to Punda and home to many inexpensive guesthouses. The reason for our visit was the cute little Money Museum, which had everything used as currency on Curacao, from pre-colonial shell currency, to colonial coins (whole and cut into smaller denominations), to modern coins and commemoratives, with the dies... More 

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Curacao
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

A drive by in Scharloo is undescribable due to the amount of houses all have undergone severe Restoration by a special Foundation in Curacao. See this and have your cameras ready to shoot. I cannot describe it.

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Thank Erroll K
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This area has some nice colourful building with interesting architecture and it's definitely worth a look as as you walk about because you'll be in the Punda region anyway because that's where all the best stuff is so once you walk across the Wilhelmina bridge then just keep to your right, but if you want to see the Maritime museum... More 

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DeWitt, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Scharloo is filled with colorful buildings from Willemstad’s earlier years. Since I have an interest in history and architecture, this quarter of Willemstad was a joy to see. I am pleased to learn that Willemstad recognizes the importance of history and preserving these houses. While this is a project in process, they have done a beautiful job so far. Of... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Definitely worth a visit, though probably only in daylight. Despite the large "Welcome" sign, we didn't venture right into the neighborhood calling itself Scharloo, but we did walk the streets around our hotel on the Scharloo side of things, which is where our hotel (The Scharloo) is located. There are definitely interesting things to see: the Maritime Museum (restaurant open... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I didn't even make it into the neighbourhood far enough and was saved, by a local man, from being robbed in broad daylight. I am a female and was alone, so I would just say to go with a partner just for precaution or on a tour.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Wonderfully decorated mansions are to be found in this area of Willemstad, attesting to the wealth of their builders. Often they are called Italianate, but some say that they are as charming as wedding cakes taste and look much the same!

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Palm Bay, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

While on our tour with Casper Tours we went through the Scharloo district to view all the expensive homes -- most in their own gated area.

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