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 souvenirs consider visiting Freeport Duty Free, which is located in 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. If you want to call ahead of time, you can do so at (599-9) 461-9500.

A second possibility is Occhiali Willemstad, which is found 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. If you want to call before you go, do so at (999) 738-8568.

A third shop you might enjoy is Museum Kura Hulanda Shop. The gift shop is open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 am to 4:030 pm. To reach them, call (999) 434-7700.

Glance through the following table to learn more.

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 interesting speciality shops in this area is Caribbean Sea Sports. They're located in Piscadera, in western Willemstad. From shore dives to boat dives, night dives to nitrox dives, Caribbean Sea Sports does it all. They even offer daily instruction, beginning with Discover Scuba, progressing to PADI Scuba Diver and PADI Open Water, and even on to PADI Adventure Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water, PADI Rescue Diver, and PADI Master Diver. If you'd like to call ahead, you can do so at (599-9) 462-2620.

A second option is Nena Sanchez Gallery, which is found to the of 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. If you want to call before you go, you can do so at (999) 869-4965.

Kalina Studio: A local photographer who fell into the craft by accident, you'll find all of her thought provoking prints available at her studio in the mall. If you are looking for something specific and want to call ahead, you can do so at (999) 738-9966.

Take a moment to read the chart below to learn more.

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

Looking for some clothing? You might want to visit Occhiali Willemstad -- it's located 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 would like to call ahead, you can do so at (999) 738-8568.

Another option is McGregor -- which is found just a few steps away from Occhiali Willemstad. The shop is open Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. To contact them, call (999) 738-6442.

A third apparel 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. Reach them at (599-9) 461-2700.

The following chart has more details on the 20 apparel shops located in 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

Need to pick up some food supplies? Vreugdenhil Supermarket is located within Willemstad. This all-encompassing grocery store is open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. If you want to call ahead of time, do so at (599-9) 461-1296.

A second option is Bon Bini Supermarket, which is found 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 are looking to call before making reservations, do so at (599-9) 737-9240.

Be sure to look at the following chart 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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