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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. Put Handelskade and other Willemstad attractions into our Willemstad trip itinerary app , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • When it came time for a lunch break, we happened on a row of outdoor restaurants right along the river's edge on Handelskade. The street starts at the base of the Queen Emma pontoon bridge on the Pund...  more »
  • Just after dark we ventured from the cruise dock into town as I especially wanted to see everything at night. We were not disappointed, it was amazing. We couldn’t stay long due to our deadline at the...  more »
  • Old centre of Willemstad with colourful houses and the pontoon bridge. Lots of shops and street vendors. Every day majestic cruise ships visit the island.  more »

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