Historic Walking tour through Otrobanda & Punda

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  • 2.5 hr

Immerse yourself in the quaint pastel-colored buildings and ornate facades on this history-packed guided walking tour of Willemstad, Curaçao's capital city. Vibrant Dutch architecture and irresistible colonial charm surround you with every step. Start at the city's main square and head to the Kura Hulanda Village, which is situated right at the entrance to a massive harbor. Travel along the waterway to the Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge on your way to the historic downtown district. See Fort Amsterdam, which was built in 1635 and today serves as the Governor's Palace, with a beautiful Protestant church nestled in the rear of its courtyard. Continue along Main Street, passing the former floating market where fresh produce used to be delivered from Venezuela by schooner. Local farmers and fishermen now sell their products here. Enjoy a brief stop at another market and browse local food and interesting handicrafts. Admire the oldest active synagogue in the Western Hemisphere, built in 1732.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Brionplein

The main square of the city

Duration: 10 minutes

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Jump back in time while walking through this historical area that features many restored buildings that are now part of the Kura Hulanda Village and Spa

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge

We will be crossing the floating drawbridge that connects both sides of the city. If the bridge is open, due to ship traffic, you will make use of the local ferries.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Fort Amsterdam

See Fort Amsterdam, built in 1635 and today is home to the Governor’s Palace. A beautiful Protestant church is situated in the rear of its courtyard.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Handelskade

Multi-colored Dutch colonial style merchant houses. These houses are perfect models for great Curacao vacation pictures and are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Floating Market

We will be passing the former floating market where fresh fruits and vegetables used to be brought from Venezuela by schooner. Currently, local farmers and fishermen offer their products

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue

During the walk you will also pass the oldest active synagogue of the Western Hemisphere, built in 1732.

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Around this square you will see some important government buildings and in the middle the DUSHI CURACAO letters, which is a great vacation photo opportunity.

Duration: 10 minutes
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