We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Great place to enjoy a drink or bite to eat on the terrace

The colourfull buildings are so nice, there is this nice terrace where you sit next to the water... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
Like Amsterdam without the cyclists

it was a cruise stop. we printed directions for a walking tour of the city. Saw many interesting... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Phoenix, Arizona
Read all 622 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Harborfront street lined with brightly painted 18th century buildings that today, house boutiques, art galleries and sidewalk cafes.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Willemstad, Curacao
Write a Review
Reviews (622)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 233 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

The colourfull buildings are so nice, there is this nice terrace where you sit next to the water watching the bridge opening up and big ships sail by. All while you can enjoy a nice lunch or drink. There are also some nice shops along...More

Thank Tbirdt-bird444
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 interesting. We followed the route and stopped for...More

1  Thank JEAN1999
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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..

1  Thank TropicalSunBeam
Reviewed 17 May 2017

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 it's own 'personality' and story...More

1  Thank ToTravelIsBrilliant
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Curacao is so beautiful, buildings are painted with bright pastel colors,friendly people not stalking at you to buy something like other islands

1  Thank LUIS A
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Loved all the pastel colored buildings. Ate lunch at a sidewalk cafe w/wonderful views of the pontoon bridge and even got to see it open and close so a large yacht could pass through.

1  Thank JBMatson7117
Reviewed 22 April 2017

While in Curacao we visited Willemstad. The Handleskade is just like it looks in photos. Make sure to visit!

1  Thank harleygirl1066
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We loved this boardwalk for the colorful lights at night that was so serene and beautiful. The Pontoon bridge is fantastic as it moves aside to allow the Cruise ships in. Many restaurants and ice cream shops line the Boardwalk as well as street vendors...More

2  Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 15 April 2017

A picturesque shopping area by the waterfront. The buildings are painted in pastel colors and have unique architecture. The Queen Emma Bridge is lit up and the sidewalks are lively. A fun place to walk around and take in the sights.

Thank NOnni_4
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We stayed for a week on the island and every second day used to visit the city. It has beautiful architecture, a short self guided tour takes you around the key areas. Downside was a police officer telling us that visiting the city after sunset...More

1  Thank SarahV786
Nearby Restaurants
Sunset Grill
46 reviews
4.63 km away
Kokomo beach Curacao
474 reviews
5.63 km away
Fort Nassau
491 reviews
5.81 km away
Pirate Bay Beach Bar and Restaurant
1,189 reviews
4.62 km away
Nearby Attractions
Red Snapper Diving
15 reviews
3.21 km away
Hato Caves
1,170 reviews
2.12 km away
Blue Bay Beach
401 reviews
4.56 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Dayna C
I will be visiting Curacao in September. What is the best way to get around for sightseeing? Public transportation? Bicycle? Scooter? Rent car? Pay $$ for tour guide? Thank you for your insight.
14 July 2015|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from Edisonia K | Reviewed this property |
Hi, It depends on three (3) factors: what you want to see (where you want to go), how much you want to spend and how much time you have. If you have one to two days and want to enjoy most attractions available, it may take... More