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“nice shopping/ dining area”
Review of Riffort Village

Riffort Village
Ranked #13 of 111 things to do in Willemstad
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Owner description: This waterfront entertainment center and shopping area is located at the entrance of St. Anna Bay, a dramatic position at the harbor gateway.
Reviewed June 13, 2010

Ignore the earlier reviews - it is actually quite well-developed now. The shops are a bit touristy, and you will find likely higher prices at the establishments there, but it is nice and the views of the harbor from the various bars/ restaurants inside make it a worthwhile stop. It is located directly across the pontoon bridge, on the Otraband side of Willemstad.

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Reviewed June 1, 2010

If so, Riffort is the place to be.
To save you the time of going and finding out for yourself: It used to be a fort, now it's basically an outdoor shopping mall, cruise ships dump their passengers there to spend money.
There are stone walls, some slots where cannons used to be, and high end shopping.

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Reviewed October 14, 2005

Worst experience ever, just empty and lots of construction going on. one place Anchor Bar, were they overcharge me the drinks, had 12 drinks and they charge me 14, bad service and terrible loud music, was there in August 2005. Just don't go there!!

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Reviewed September 6, 2005

Not much to see in the way of shops, but it did look like they were adding new stores. The views and the old structure were really cool, but the gem here is the restaurant Bistro Le Clochard! Our most romantic and delicious evening was spent here!

3  Thank ChaucerLady
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Reviewed March 19, 2005

This is a shopping area built in the old Rif Fort. Some of the restaurants were actually built on top of the old fort's ramparts. WARNING: the vast majority of the retail space was empty when I visited in March 2005 so don't expect to do a lot of shopping here.

2  Thank azogal
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