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Harborfront street lined with brightly painted 18th century buildings that today, house boutiques, art galleries and sidewalk cafes.
Willemstad, Curacao
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Reviewed yesterday

The handelskade offers a european (nyhavn danmark, the canals amsterdam) facade. This is quite rare in the western hemisphere and thus very attractive to see. Especially when a modern day cruise or oiltanker passes by

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank francien2015
Reviewed 4 days ago

The definitive panoramic view that adorns virtually every postcard and promotional picture of Curaçao. The Pastel coloured buildings are lined with (expensive) cafes out front, but they do have the distinct benefits having ‘misters’ operating during the heat of the day to reduce the temperature....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Travlintone
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had the luck to be housed in one the handelskade buildings, topfloor. Magnificient view on the harbour entrance, floating bridge, the ferries and all ships coming in and going out. Terraces at the waterside are oke.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jpm a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rest of the world should take a lesson and live life in color instead of our boring decor that we are dictated to follow by those in the know.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank vovi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed spending the day in Willemstad, particularly the Handelskade area. It’s very colorful, well maintained and busy with tourists. We enjoyed strolling the waterfront and enjoyed window shopping. Took some beautiful pictures. If in Curaçao, it’s a must-visit spot!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank juliyab2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These are some pretty buildings from early settlement in Curacao. However, they looked like they needed some paint and the stores within sold your various tourist trap cheap gifts. Worth the look if you're in the neighborhood, not necessarily worth a trip just for the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank idatater
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very pretty colorful plenty to do or just relax, make sure you cross the bridge on foot and by ferry. make sure you see it lit up at night as well.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Liljazzyb317
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the ferry over as the bridge was open, very neat to walk around the buildings, shopping is also great in the area...a must do when visiting Curacao!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mpdog42
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is what this place is all about so enjoy the view from the other side. At night it is a livey place with bars and resturants and well worth a view.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Paul A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love to walk and shop than this is your kinda place. Lots of nooks and crannies with every shopping experience you may want. We also found the locals very friendly and helpful

Date of experience: January 2019
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19 August 2018|
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Response from Diane G | Reviewed this property |
Most of the restaurants there are pretty decent. There is a walking tour map you can find online that has a lot of good information, and places you need to see, and we have done that. There is a lot to see in town just by... More
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14 July 2015|
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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