Shopping in Willemstad

Shopping in Willemstad is a unique experience.  Not only will you find a lot of great deals on luxury imports, but many of the shops are housed in historic buildings.  A walk through town is a cultural experience with the added bonus of being able to shop for gifts and souvenirs.

Most of the shops are located in the Punda district along Heerenstraat and Breedenstraat.  Be on the look out for jewelry, leather goods, watches, linens, liquor, Japanese and German electronics, and yes, cheese.  Some fun buys are decorative wooden shoes which speak to the Dutch culture, and paintings from Haiti.  You can even buy Cuban cigars, but be aware that you may not travel with them into the United States.

Although each shop opens and closes on its own timetable, you'll generally find them to be open fro 8:00 a.m. to noon and 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.  Some stay open during the lunch hour, but you shouldn't count on it.  If a cruise ship is in port, you may find a few businesses open on Sunday as well. 

Gifts and Souvenirs

If you're hoping to find some gifts you might enjoy visiting Freeport Duty Free, which is found within Punda, Willemstad. This fine store carries a sporty and elegant assortment of watches by Tissot, Raymond Weil, Baume & Mercier, Mulco, TechnoMarine, Guess, Citizen, TW Steel, Michael Kors, and Marc Jacobs. Affordable Caribbean Topaz jewelry sets and great silver jewelry. For customers who want to call in advance, do so at (599-9) 461-9500.

Another possibility is Occhiali Willemstad, which is located a short distance away of Freeport Duty Free. Protect your eyes from the harsh rays of the sun -- and look good while you're at it when you shop with Occhiali. You can contact them at (999) 738-8568.

A third place to consider is Museum Kura Hulanda Shop. They sell t-shirts, polo shirts, caps, posters, postcards, CDs with African music, African art, musical instruments, fertility dolls, sculptures made out of shona stone, African games and more. If you have questions, call them at (999) 434-7700.

Check out this table for more information about your options.

Gifts and Souvenirs In Willemstad
Name Type Phone Location
Cucinarte Kitchen Jewels & Gifts Gift and Souvenir Shops (599-9) 737-7477 Willemstad
Freeport Duty Free Duty Free Store (599-9) 461-9500 Downtown Willemstad
Mais Mhine Gift & Accessories Gift and Souvenir Shops (599-9) 524-0244 Willemstad
Museum Kura Hulanda Shop Gift and Souvenir Shops (999) 434-7700 Downtown Willemstad
Occhiali Willemstad Sunglasses Shop (999) 738-8568 Willemstad
Souvenir City Gift and Souvenir Shops (599-9) 465-3728 The vicinity of Willemstad
Supreme & Real Souvenir Shop Gift and Souvenir Shops (599-9) 461-3736 Punda
Tropical Souveniers Gift and Souvenir Shops (599-9) 465-7131 The vicinity of Willemstad

Specialty Shops

One of the more interesting specialty retailers in the area is Caribbean Sea Sports. This store is located in Piscadera, in western Willemstad. Curacao Tourist Board approved and known as the dive shop with "personality," Caribbean Sea Sports is all about having fun while enjoying the sport of scuba diving. Everyone is made to feel welcome and like part of the team, which in turn helps them to feel safe and allows them to thrive as they learn new scuba skills. If you have questions and want to call in advance, do so at (599-9) 462-2620.

Another good option is Nena Sanchez Gallery, which is found mi. ( km) from Caribbean Sea Sports . Self-taught artist Nena Sanchez is known around the island for her bright scenes that depict Curacao as she sees it. Her works are displayed around the island in various private collections, but she also has a gallery at the airport and in a shopping center where pieces can be purchased. You can call them at (999) 869-4965.

Kalina Studio: In addition to photographic prints that Kalina has snapped, she also specialized in wedding photography. Visitors can call them at (999) 738-9966.

Many specialty shops in Willemstad can be seen in the following chart.

Specialty Shops In Willemstad
Name Type Phone Location
Caribbean Sea Sports Dive Shop (599-9) 462-2620 Piscadera, 2.7 mi. West of Central Willemstad
Caribbean Sea Sports Hilton Dive Shop (+599-9) 462-2630 2.8 mi. West-Northwest of Central Willemstad
Caribbean Sea Sports Marriott Dive Shop (+599-9) 462-2620 Piscadera, 2.7 mi. West of Central Willemstad
De Goudsmid Jewelry Store +599 9 511-7104 1.5 mi. Northwest of Downtown Willemstad
Diamonds International Jewelry Store -- Downtown Willemstad
Fashion Zone Jewelry Store (599-9) 736-1394 Downtown Willemstad
Freeport Jewelers Breedestraat Jewelry Store (599-9) 465-8117 Downtown Willemstad
Freeport Jewelers Zuikertuin Jewelry Store (999) 736-1394 Willemstad
Freeport Jewelry & Gifts Jewelry Store (599-9) 461-2399 / (599-9) 461-3764 Willemstad
Gallery John Baselmans Art Gallery (999) 864-3595 Punda
Handmade By Me Art Gallery (999) 738-2606 Willemstad
Kalina Studio Art Gallery (999) 738-9966 Willemstad
Milano 2 Jewelry Store (599) 9 461-1779 Willemstad
Milano 3 Jewelry Store (599) 9 461-9336 2.2 mi. Southeast of Central Willemstad
Nena Sanchez Gallery Art Gallery (999) 869-4965 Willemstad
Old Freeport Shop Watch Store (599-9) 461-2399 Downtown Willemstad
Pandora Punda Jewelry Store (599) 9 465-4774 Downtown Willemstad
Scuba Store and More Dive Shop (999) 738-6640 Willemstad
Super Kidz Toy and Game Store (999) 738-8390 Willemstad
Top 1 Toys Toy and Game Store (999) 736-2686 Willemstad

Clothing and Apparel

Enjoy looking for interesting clothing? You might want to visit Occhiali Willemstad -- it's situated in Willemstad. Protect your eyes from the harsh rays of the sun -- and look good while you're at it when you shop with Occhiali. If you have questions and want to call before you go, do so at (999) 738-8568.

Another place to consider is McGregor -- which is found within a quick walk from Occhiali Willemstad. Located in the only air conditioned mall on the island, this shop caters to men who want comfort and fashion all at once. If you're looking to call in advance, do so at (999) 738-6442.

Another clothing shop you might enjoy is The Athlete's Foot Curacao. Having originally opened in 1978, the Athlete's Foot was the first athletic shoe franchise store to open in the world. Soon, locations were available all over the world, like this spot on Curacao, allowing people from all over to find designer athletic footwear at a reasonable price. Customers can reach them at (599-9) 461-2700.

Take a moment to look through the following table to find out more about apparel shops serving Willemstad.

Clothing and Apparel In Willemstad
Name Type Phone Location
Cocoon Bay and Kids Children's and Infants' Clothing and Accessory Store (999) 738-3133 Willemstad
DLG Department Store (999) 737-5501 Willemstad
Emilia Too Boutique (999) 738-6354 Willemstad
Fashion Focus Boutique -- Willemstad
Four Seasons Boutique (999) 736-3300 Willemstad
Hunkermoller Lingerie Store (999) 747-8080 Willemstad
Lacoste Willemstad Men's Clothing Store (999) 738-6313 Willemstad
Living Fashion Clothing Store -- 3.3 mi. Northeast of Central Willemstad
McGregor Men's Clothing Store (999) 738-6442 Willemstad
Never Pay More Promenade Boutique (999) 465-1445 Willemstad
Novedas Women's Clothing and Accessories Store (999) 736-5056 Willemstad
Occhiali Willemstad Sunglasses Shop (999) 738-8568 Willemstad
Onix Shoe Store (599-9) 462-8848 Willemstad
Onix Kids Shoe Store (999) 737-0022 Willemstad
Penha Willemstad Boutique (999) 738-6368 Willemstad
Pronto Moda Boutique (999) 736-5529 Willemstad
Sea and Sand Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store (999) 736-3655 Willemstad
The Athlete's Foot Curacao Shoe Store (599-9) 461-2700 Punda
Tommy Hilfiger Willemstad Boutique (999) 737-7618 Willemstad
Where to Wear Boutique (999) 736-0844 Willemstad

Food and Grocery

Hungry? Vreugdenhil Supermarket is found in Willemstad. Vreugdenhil is your typical grocery store in that they sell fresh produce, high quality meats and dairy, dry stock, and cold and frozen products. They also have a bakery where you can get fresh bread and pastries daily, and a traditional butcher. Reach them at (599-9) 461-1296.

A second possibility is Bon Bini Supermarket, which is located mi. ( km) to the of Vreugdenhil Supermarket. Fulfilling all of your grocery shopping needs, Bon Bini Supermarket is well known for its high quality of service and nice selection of food stock. If you're looking to call ahead, you can do so at (599-9) 737-9240.

Take a minute to read the following table for more information about your options.

Food and Grocery Stores In Willemstad
Name Type Phone Location
Albert Heijn Grocery Store -- 1.9 mi. East of Downtown Willemstad
Banketbakkerij Majestic Bakery (599-9) 461-5549 Willemstad
Bon Bini Supermarket Grocery Store (599-9) 737-9240 Willemstad
Candy Barrel Confectionery and Nut Store (999) 461-0977 1.9 mi. East of Downtown Willemstad
Edmy's Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (599-9) 737-0787 Willemstad
Esperamos Supermarket Grocery Store (599-9) 868-1473 4.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Willemstad
Fayad's Bakery Bakery (599-9) 888-4440 Willemstad
Frank's Liqour Store Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (599-9) 868-3839 Willemstad
Panaderia Bon Pan Suffisant Bakery (599-9) 869-1565 / (599-9) 869-2777 / (599-9) 747-1566 Willemstad
Panaderia Central Bakery (599-9) 869-1290 Willemstad
Panaderia Isa Bakery (599-9) 462-3666 Punda
Panaderia Nobo Bakery (599-9) 868-3065 Willemstad
Panaderia Victoria Bakery (599-9) 868-4386 Willemstad
Village Beverage Center Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (599-9) 461-0101 Willemstad
Vreugdenhil Supermarket Grocery Store (599-9) 461-1296 Willemstad
 

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