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, since visitors to this area of Curaçao will have convenient access to the historical site during their visit. If you'd like to find a place near this historical site, you'll enjoy a reasonable number of hotel room choices in the vicinity.

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

Outdoor amusements like golfing and water sports are by no means hard to come by in the surrounding areas. Travelers who are interested in showing their talents around the course, will want to do so at the nearest golfing facility, which is Curacao Golf and Squash Club. Free hours can also be planned at Avila Beach, the closest beach. Also, at least two other beach and golf options stand in the surrounding area. You will encounter a fair number of indoor attractions in this general vicinity. Located only a short distance away are two additional alluring attractions close by--Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue and Jewish Cultural Historical Museum.


Contact Information

Location: downtown Willemstad, Curacao


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