20 years of world heritage; Curacao Chronicle

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

WILLEMSTAD – It is 20 years ago that Curacao was placed on the World Heritage List of UNESCO. According to Minister Zita Jesus-Leito, UNESCO is still satisfied with the way in which Curaçao deals with its monumental buildings.

The government and agencies are working hard to keep it that way, says the Minister of Public Works. She points out that a lot of attention will be paid in the coming period to give historic buildings a proper use. The other project is the alley area in Otrobanda, part of which is owned by FKP, another of Monument Care.

When Willemstad was just on the UNESCO list, the ‘vijf gezinnen’ burned down in Scharloo.

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