The Charming Old Town of Willemstad on Curaçao; Daily Nerdy


Netherlands – Historic Area of Willemstad, Inner City and Harbour, Curaçao

Willemstad, Curaçao

You may be surprised to learn that the above image was captured on a tropical island in the Southern Caribbean, located only 100 kilometers north of Venezuela. It’s okay, I was too.

The first time I saw a photo of these colourful buildings I couldn’t believe I was looking at a Caribbean island. It felt so European.

I knew at that moment that we must visit Curaçao.

The capital city of Curaçao is Willemstad, widely known for its historic old town and pastel-colored colonial architecture. But there’s much more to this town than its pretty buildings and bustling waterfront. The Historic Area of Willemstad, Inner City and Harbour was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.

Here’s the description of Willemstad on the UNESCO World Heritage Site website:

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