Willemstad Historical District

What appears to be a typical port town is actually a major historical attraction, even recognized as UNESCO World Heritage City. The town was established in 1634 and has continues to grow continuosly, thriving into a modern town with historic leanings that is split up into several distinct districts in which the architecture is a blend of European, Spanish, Portuguese, and Dutch in style.


The four historic districts of Willemstad are Punda, Otrabanda, Pietermaai, and Scharloo, which are separated by the waters of the natural harbor. Each district is distinct in its planning concepts but they share historic Dutch architecture and a tropical feel.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Willemstad Historical District may choose to book their trip in downtown Willemstad, as those staying in this region of Curaçao will have easy access to this historic attraction during their time there. If you want to find a place close to Willemstad Historical District, there are a moderate variety of lodgings to choose from nearby.

Hotels near Willemstad Historical District
Hotel Type Distance Direction
San Marco Hotel and Casino Hotel 0.1 mi. (0.5 km) SE
Academy Hotel Curacao Hotel 0.1 mi. (0.5 km) SE
Plaza Hotel Curaçao Hotel 0.1 mi. (0.7 km) SW
Renaissance Curacao Resort Resort 0.1 mi. (0.8 km) SW
Otrobanda Hotel & Casino Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.7 km) NW
Howard Johnson Curaçao Plaza Hotel & Casino Hotel 0.3 mi. (0.9 km) NW
Scuba Lodge Hotel 0.3 mi. (0.5 km) SE

Location and What's Nearby

Vivacious travelers will also be taken in by the region because of the possibility of open-air pursuits. Historic site visitors interested in testing their skills on the golf course will be pleased to learn of the closest golf course to the museum, Curacao Golf and Squash Club. If playing a few rounds of golf doesn't excite you, consider spending some time at Avila Beach, the closest beach. However, at least two other outdoor choices stand in the neighborhood. Historic site guests will also find additional other interesting places to get away from the sun in the vicinity. Without going too far, you can find two more alluring attractions close by--Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue and Jewish Cultural Historical Museum.


Contact Information

Location: Downtown Willemstad, Curacao


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