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Address: Willemstad, Curacao

Formerly a wealthy residential quarter of early Jewish merchants.

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An Interesting Part Of Town

This is a small area with many colourful restored houses and the best to see it way is to just walk the streets and soak in the culture. There were some better restaurants in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small area with many colourful restored houses and the best to see it way is to just walk the streets and soak in the culture. There were some better restaurants in this area but they were not that easy to find.

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Forest Hills, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

As soon as I saw it from a tour bus real quick, I thought I must go back to explore this small four or so street area by Punda, Curacao.So I walked across a small bridge near the fruit market,(floating market) and wow, small homes in all pastels, with wrought iron doors,and louvered windows! Bachata music greeted me from one... More 

Thank Florence A
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Sometimes parts of an old town are just nice to go to, but Scharloo has this special "aahhh"-moment you so need during your stay.......This old Jewish part of town takes you far back in time and shows you the beauty of old architecture and Caribbean life style. Simply breathtaking.......

Thank FrankSAmsterdam
Sarsfield, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

I just can't get enough of these wonderfully restored buildings and homes! Do the walking tour yourself with the free Willemstad city guide you can pickup at the Curaçao tourism building...the 17 buildings are worth the walk

Thank CanadianDairyFarmers
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

We didn't spend much time in Scharloo, but the it was close to Punda and home to many inexpensive guesthouses. The reason for our visit was the cute little Money Museum, which had everything used as currency on Curacao, from pre-colonial shell currency, to colonial coins (whole and cut into smaller denominations), to modern coins and commemoratives, with the dies... More 

Thank thompso2
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

A drive by in Scharloo is undescribable due to the amount of houses all have undergone severe Restoration by a special Foundation in Curacao. See this and have your cameras ready to shoot. I cannot describe it.

Thank Erroll K
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

This area has some nice colourful building with interesting architecture and it's definitely worth a look as as you walk about because you'll be in the Punda region anyway because that's where all the best stuff is so once you walk across the Wilhelmina bridge then just keep to your right, but if you want to see the Maritime museum... More 

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DeWitt, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2015

Scharloo is filled with colorful buildings from Willemstad’s earlier years. Since I have an interest in history and architecture, this quarter of Willemstad was a joy to see. I am pleased to learn that Willemstad recognizes the importance of history and preserving these houses. While this is a project in process, they have done a beautiful job so far. Of... More 

Thank Denice S
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2015

Definitely worth a visit, though probably only in daylight. Despite the large "Welcome" sign, we didn't venture right into the neighborhood calling itself Scharloo, but we did walk the streets around our hotel on the Scharloo side of things, which is where our hotel (The Scharloo) is located. There are definitely interesting things to see: the Maritime Museum (restaurant open... More 

Thank Ruth H
Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

I didn't even make it into the neighbourhood far enough and was saved, by a local man, from being robbed in broad daylight. I am a female and was alone, so I would just say to go with a partner just for precaution or on a tour.

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