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“W'stad north”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Scharloo

Scharloo
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$36.00*
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Curacao Island and Mambo Beach Tour
Ranked #41 of 107 things to do in Willemstad
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Owner description: Formerly a wealthy residential quarter of early Jewish merchants.
Muenster
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50 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“W'stad north”
Reviewed January 17, 2012

North of Punda, there's the Scharloo ("Scarlo") neighboorhood with more colorful and "wedding cake" houses.

Visited January 2012
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
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  • Swedish first
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English first
Princeton
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69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Interesting history”
Reviewed January 7, 2012

Worth a walk around this neighborhood that was the home of the wealthy in earlier times.

Visited March 2011
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Curacao
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful architecture”
Reviewed January 1, 2012

Nice to see the architecture. For taking pictures too. Go in a group or with a car for safety. You can stop anywhere near the road to take pictures.

Visited December 2011
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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268 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“MUST SEE! We drove by while on a tour with Peter Tours”
Reviewed December 2, 2011

I would recommend seeing this section of the city by bus rather than foot - they know so much about the area and you can get a chance to see it and learn without dripping sweat or wondering what you are looking at.

The renovations are amazing! You can almost picture what life looked like in the 1600 and 1700's for these people and it's such an experience. A definite must see while you are taking in the sights and sounds of Curacao.

Visited November 2011
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West Lafayette IN
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326 reviews
135 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 402 helpful votes
“Architecture is worth seeing”
Reviewed March 19, 2005

The renovated homes in Scharloo are worth seeing, but you might want to take a tour in a van rather than on foot. The beautifully restored homes (mostly offices that you can only see from the outside now) are often next to empty or very run down homes...wealth literally next door to extreme poverty.

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