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Handelskade, Willemstad

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Pier / Boardwalk
Stroll the boardwalk of Handelskade, a picture-postcard waterfront lined with vibrantly painted Dutch buildings. An iconic landmark of Curacao, the pier buildings date back to the 18th-century colonial period, inviting visitors with their blue, yellow, and pink facades. As you walk along the charming strip, admire the historical structures, visit the shops and restaurants, or have a drink at a cafe with a scenic harbor view. Plan your Handelskade visit and explore what else you can see and do in Willemstad using our Willemstad trip builder.
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  • it was a cruise stop. we printed directions for a walking tour of the city. Saw many interesting sights. Most interesting was the glass work in the bank and getting in and out of the bank was interest...  more »
  • I loved this scene.. colorful and individual Dutch buildings.. Lots of shops, retaurants, fruit and vegetable market.. lots for the eyes to take in here..  more »
  • This is one of the most recognized areas of the Caribbean and no wonder as it is photographed very often! The coloured buildings are a sight to behold, and make sure you walk by all of them - each has...  more »
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  • Great vibe by the water and yummy Arepitas from Iguana cafe. And do not forget the Queen Emma (floating) bridge that opens for large ships to pass through.