Known for the pastel-colored colonial Dutch buildings, historical Willemstad makes you feel as if you are transported to The Netherlands while experiencing the blue waters and temperate climate of the Caribbean.
The capital of the island nation of Curacao was named an UNESCO world heritage site in 1997, and it is easy to see why.
I had the chance to explore this beautiful city and want to highlight the spots that took my breath away! If you are headed to Curacao, make sure you visit these 5 most Insta-worthy places around Willemstad!
Renaissance Curaçao Resort
The Renaissance Curaçao Resort is not only the perfect place to stay during your vacation, but the beautiful facade makes it the perfect photo backdrop.
Built around the historic Rif Fort – a 19th-century fort constructed to protect the island from pirates and other enemies – the exterior of the Renaissance Curaçao Resort emulates Dutch architecture while highlighting the Caribbean’s notorious color scheme of red, yellow, and green. Go experience the tropical vibes with the lush landscape and tall palm trees.
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Best Time To Visit: Because it is close to the major cruise ship dock, the area around Renaissance Curaçao will get very busy by noon. So if you want to grab some photos without crowds, be sure to go early in the morning.
If you want to learn more about Renaissance Curaçao, check out ‘Staying At Renaissance Curaçao Resort And Casino’.
Queen Emma Bridge
Queen Emma Bridge is a pontoon bridge across St. Anna Bay that connects the Punda and Otrobanda sides of Willemstad.
Built in 1888, the Queen Emma Bridge is a pedestrian bridge that opens regularly to let ships pass. The locals have given the bridge the nickname, “Our Swinging Old Lady”.
While the bridge itself is not that beautiful, the view of Handelskade from the bridge makes it worth visiting.
Handelskade is the most breathtaking part of the historical neighborhood of Punda. The row of houses and 18th-century buildings along the waters of St. Anna Bay is reminiscent of the Amsterdam canals, if you threw a bunch of brightly colored paint around!
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