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Handelskade, Willemstad

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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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  • Very colorful and clean buildings. Feel very safe during the day. People are friendly, city geared to tourism. Floating bridge is fun. Many languages spoken but no problem in communicating in English.  more »
  • The city is very small,but quite clean.The floating bridge is very special and we had a nice walk on it.There are many restaurants and the cafes at the both sides of the river.For a Chinese,it is a ve...  more »
  • Day or night the view is great, you have the sea clean and clear, making set with cruises and restaurants, and there is free internet.
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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.