Yubi Kirindongo Gallery
Renowned artist Yubi Kirindongo's home, garden and gallery stands as a testament to his creativity and hosts regular art exhibitions.
Curaçaoan artist Yubi Kirindongo built this eclectic house according to his own designs. The residence epitomizes the sculptor's singular artistic vision and features a gallery of work and an outdoor sculpture exhibition. Working primarily with what most would consider worthless, his work embodies the idea that art can be created out of the most unlikely of materials like car bumpers, used car tires, and corrugated iron sheets. Pride for the island and its unique heritage shines through in each of his one-of-a-kind pieces. Come explore this tribute to Curacao's artistic heritage by strolling through the garden and soaking in mesmerizing views from the hilltop.
Address:Kaya Reis 390, Souax, Willemstad
phone:+599 9 869 3268
Royal Dutch Cheesery
Calling all cheese lovers! This restaurant/cheese/tasting shop is sure to please, with their variety of cheeses and option of fondues.
Taste the rich flavors of Reypenaer, a traditionally ripened Dutch cheese, at Royal Dutch Cheesery. Offering a variety of cheeses you can sample - with fruit and bread or in fondue form - this restaurant is a great place to go to enjoy a glass of wine and a light meal with friends. The cave-like dining room is the perfect intimate setting for a romantic outing. You can also pick up a bottle of wine or wedge of cheese to take home as souvenirs.
Address:Riffort Village, Willemstad
phone:+599 9 788 5599
Miles Jazz Cafe
Join Curacao's hep cats every Saturday night for live local jazz in a swinging cocktail lounge at Miles Jazz Cafe.
Miles Jazz Cafe is a modern addition to Nieuwstraat, the one-time colonial center of the surrounding Pietermaai district. Named for Miles Davis, the owners do their best to let guests know that their love of the genre is unparalleled. A well-curated collection of vinyl has been amassed in the cafe, treating guests to a wide variety of classic jazz hits. With a standard line up of cocktails and swinging music, Miles Jazz Cafe is perfect for a low-key night out.
Address:42 Nieuwestraat, Curacao
phone:+599 9 520 5200
Ristorante Di Zabbia
Ristorante Di Zabbia has been serving delicious Italian cuisine for generations.
Indulge in scrumptious pumpkin ravioli, delicious bruschetta, risotto with bacon-wrapped chicken and many other specialties at Ristorante Di Zabbia. The Italian restaurant is perhaps best known for their delicious sgroppino, a cocktail made with limoncello di Zabbia. Food is served by friendly staff in an intimate atmosphere.
Address:Gouverneur van Slobbeweg, Willemstad
phone:+5999 788 4020
Don's Ice Cream Shop
At this delicious ice cream shop you can get an incredible assortment of delicious ice cream in one place.
Don's Ice Cream Shop makes a fresh batch of vanilla ice cream each day, which means that the place always smells a little like heaven. Aside from their delicious vanilla, the shop offers a wide selection of ice cream flavors, shakes, smoothies, frozen coffees, brownies, fresh made waffles, copas and drinks.
Address:Gouverneur van Slobbeweg, Willemstad
phone:+5999 465 3666 / 513 5225
Cristal Wine, Dine & Bites
A wide variety of French cuisine served in a local atmosphere.
You will really feel at home at this restaurant with local paintings hanging on the walls. This restaurant serves French cuisine on exclusively-made for Cristal plates by Annemieke Dicke. The owner himself is also the chef who creates masterpieces like croque madam or coquilles with truffel risotto. Daily specials are also available,
Address:Johan van Walbeeckplein 20, Willemstad
phone:+5999 461 1639
Enjoy a daily happy hour in the colorful and historic Pietermaai.
The name itself says it all! In this Cuban-themed restaurant and lounge you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, cocktails & live music on Saturdays. Beside the daily happy hour where you can have a delicious drink after work, you can also enjoy the 'plato di dia' for only $10.
Address:Nieuwestraat 12, Willemstad
phone:+5999 461 6767
I Love Vacations
Exclusive Curacao souvenirs & merchandise!
This shop is perfect if you want an authentic souvenirs from Curacao. This shop is unique because of its wide variety of mugs, shot-glasses, wooden carved iguanas, smoke pipes, banners, wooden carved motorcycles, license-plates, plates, clothes, and key chains for souvenir lovers! Do not miss this shop, located right in front of the ferry.
Address:Breedestraat #39, Willemstad
Serena's Art Factory
Chichi represents the vibrant, dynamic and responsible oldest sister.
Chichi is a sensual well rounded Caribbean figure. She is handmade and hand painted in bright colors by local craftsmen and painters at Serena's Art Factory. Representing the oldest sister, that binds the family together and looks out for the younger brothers, Chichi is a name that is also used when you don't know a woman's name. You can find her in different shapes and sizes.
Address:Windstraat z/n, Willemstad
Nena Sanchez Gallery
Experience unique colorful paintings inspired by the Caribbean's bright full colors.
Unique Caribbean paintings inspired by our blue skies and turquoise waters are there to admire at Nena's gallery, either at one of her galleries(the historic plantation house of Jan Kok or in downtown Punda) or on different murals around the island. You can admire the beautiful blue Goddess acrylic on canvas and many more.
Address:Windstraat 15, Willemstad
phone:+864 0965/738 2377
Enjoy Curacao's pastechis in a green, white and red atmosphere. Viva Italia!
Just got off the bridge in Punda? In front of the authentic yellow Penha building there is an 50 year old kiosk that brings life to your tastebuds with delicious pastechis and Johnny-cakes. While you are eating take a look at their bill collection, featuring old Curacaoan Guilder bills and bills from all over the world.
Address:Breedestraat Punda Z/N, Willemstad
Suriname cuisine has never been more delicious that at this restaurant in the heart of Willemstad.
For breakfast, lunch, or just a delicious snack this is the place to be. This take-out restaurant has a big variation of Suriname and Javaans food prepared with a lot of dedication by Mrs. Lisa (the owner) and a friendly staff. Enjoy their delicious bami or nasi mix with roasted, Javaans chicken or pork, or their famous saoto soup with chicken, white vermicelli, potatoes, and a boiled egg.
Address:Rialtostraat 8, Willemstad
phone:+5999462 1635/515 9593
Enjoy delicious French cuisine in a romantic and unique setting.
Deja Vu Restaurant, located in the historic Pietermaai area, brings a piece of France straight to Curacao. This French restaurant offers authentic, tasty fare. Guests sitting at the back of the restaurant can look out over a recreation of the famed Love Locks Bridge in Paris. Don't miss the potato leek soup with salmon while at the restaurant.
Address:Pietermaai 80, Willemstad
Curaçao Maritime Museum
Tour this museum and explore over 500 years of maritime history via interactive exhibitions, authentic nautical charts, and artifacts.
As an island nation, the sea has always played a major part in Curaçao's cultural, political, and economic life. With an interesting visitor program, this museum engages the attention of tourists with its well-planned exhibitions, original nautical equipment, models of ships, and guided tours. Besides tours of the museum itself, the knowledgeable staff also conduct guided visits of the harbor and the Steam for Oil exhibition. Museum tours take place every Wednesday and Saturday at 3p. A restaurant and a picturesque view of the waterfront make a trip to this museum an enjoyable afternoon excursion.
Address:Van den Brandhofstraat 7, Scharloo Abou, Willemstad
phone:+599 9 465 2327
Party overlooking the Waigaat as you listen to some of the best rock, blues, and soul music on the island; there is live music each weekend.
Located in the center of Willemstad's historic district, this popular bar and restaurant caters to the rock fan in you. Proud to be the island's "one and only rock and roll bar," 27 is inspired by the Forever 27 Club and is your go-to venue for everything from great AC/DC tribute bands to reggae music. The club's eponymous 27 Music Festival brings Dutch rock bands like Dewolff and Barry Hay Flying V Formation to the island's sandy shores. Some of Curacao's best musicians play here and treat the bar like a second home. Relax with a pint of chilled beer in your hand, great music and breathtaking island views.
Address:58 De Ruyterkade, Pietermaai, Willemstad
phone:+599 9 788 0020
Delft Blue Curaçao
Purchase original Delftware manufactured in classic technique from ateliers like Heinen, Royal Delft, and Tichelaar Makkum at this store.
Delft Blue Curaçao is the place to visit for original Dutch white and blue ceramics and tin-glazed pottery that has its roots in the 16th Century. The boutique has one of the most extensive collections of this style of pottery and displays these works of art in the store. With typical Dutch ceramic windmills, limited edition crockery sets, Christmas ornaments, hand-painted figurines, jewelry, and elegant vases, the collection is very diverse. Each piece found in the store is imbued with centuries of craftsmanship and artistic heritage, redesigned for modern life. Browse the store for one-of-a-kind souvenirs and gifts for friends and family back home.
Address:1 Baden Powellweg, Riffort Village, Unit 409, Otrobanda, Willemstad
phone:+599 9 465 0831
This local bar is famous for a laid back vibe, live music, and iconic drink (the Ròm Bèrdè) which is best had with fresh coconut water.
Netto's warm-lit interiors are decorated with vintage tiles, sports memorabilia, and art prints of the island's famous landmarks, imbuing the space with a distinctly Caribbean flair. Drawing an eclectic crowd, it's a great place to mingle with fellow travelers or chat with locals in an easygoing atmosphere conductive to conversation. Friday nights the floor is cleared for dancing, with DJs spinning uptempo beats that'll have you moving in no time. Come here to soak in the island's dynamic nightlife while sipping on some unique Ròm Bèrdè (green rum) cocktails you won't find elsewhere.
Address:143 Breedestraat, Otrobanda, Willemstad
phone:+599 9 462 5188
Jewish Cultural Museum
This museum explores Jewish cultural history in the Caribbean through thoughtful and carefully prepared exhibitions.
Centuries of Jewish religious and cultural history is on display at the Jewish Cultural Museum. The amazing collection of Jewish memorabilia such as Torah scrolls and hanukkah lamps traces the development of Jews over the ages. Gain varying insights into their religious way of life and increase your knowledge about this ancient population.
Address:Hanchi Snoa 29 Punda, Curacao
phone:+599 9 461 1633
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Way Of Art
Let art have it's way!
The Way of Art is a gallery with unique and local art and gift items situated right across of WilhelminaPlein Park in Punda. It is a collaboration of various local artists who all have their own style and products that they incorporate into their work - which they showcase here! Meet the artists and explore the colors, styles and personalities the Way of Art has to offer!
Address:Hendrikplein #5, Willemstad
Before crossing the famous Queen Emma Bridge just stop and "Dutch treat" yourself.
The delicious 'funchi hasa' fries at Dutch Treat are accompanied by wings, home made clippers, mexicano and many more (not to mention the variety of sauces they have to offer). At Dutch Treat you can either take out or enjoy your food in the open air while enjoying the beautiful Queen Emma Bridge and the big ships that pass trough. This is the perfect stop for a Dutch menu with a local touch.
Address:De Rouville weg z/n, Willemstad
Dinah Veeris Botanic
Natural products from Dinah Veeris herself are found near you in Willemstad or on the eastern side of Curacao.
Dinah Veeris is a herbalist who offers all types of soaps, oils, shampoo and natural vitamins at her botanical shop. She also has her "Den Paradera" Garden at Fuik where you can take a tour and learn more about the herbs of Curacao. These products are exclusively made in Curacao by Dina and you can get more detailed information during the tours at the garden.
Discover solar active t-shirts, genuine Curaçao Liqueur, and gourmet Dutch cheese at this unique boutique in historic Otrobanda.
Memory Lane has all your vacation essentials covered with its selection of children's clothing, sunglasses, beachwear and more. Besides this, the little shop is an excellent place to find one of a kind souvenirs and gifts for people back home. Custom printed shirts, best quality Dutch chocolate, and colorful mementos like traditional windmills, hand-painted ceramic houses, and carved wooden figurines imbued with the vibrant spirit of the island are available here. The friendly service and excellent location in the heritage Rif Fort make this the perfect shop to conclude your vacation shopping on a great note.
Address:1 Baden Powellweg, Riffort Mall, Unit 410, Willemstad
phone:+599 9 465 0510
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Zapata Flyboard Caribbean
Experience the thrill of flying over the water on jet-propelled shoes as you dive, swim and somersault through the waves at Jan Thiel Beach.
Enjoy an adrenaline-boosting afternoon out on the water as you test your flyboarding skills out on the open ocean. The knowledgeable instructors at Zapata Flyboard Caribbean will have you soaring above the waves in no time. After an hour-long training session of the basics of this water sport, visitors are attached to a jet ski and taken out onto the water so they can experience the electrifying action first hand. Everyone above the age of 10 is welcome to give it a try. You'll want to add this to your vacation itinerary!
Address:Jan Thiel Beach, Willemstad
phone:+599 9 512 3359
Il Barile da Mario
Located opposite the historic Temple Emanuel and Jewish museum, this friendly eatery serves time-honored Italian recipes in a cozy setting.
Il Barile da Mario is bright, cheerful and tightly packed with small round tables, bric-a-brac, vintage signs and film posters. The restaurant evokes a sense of nostalgia for the owner's home country and fells like an Italian mom-and-pop eatery that you could find in a side street of Rome. It's the freshness of the ingredients and chef Mario's personal care in the kitchen that elevates a meal here to an unmissable dining experience. Dine on country-style Italian plates like the chicken cutlet in tomato sauce, seafood pasta, and home-made lasagna. Save room for dessert like the tiramisu to round off the meal.
Address:12 Hanchi Snoa, Punda, Willemstad
phone:+599 9 461 3025
Perla Del Mar
Soak in breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea as you dine on fresh seafood and steak specials at this restaurant in a historic fort.
Perla Del Mar epitomizes the Caribbean lifestyle with its lively music, ocean views, and laid-back ambiance. Take the time to savor house specialties like ocean-fresh grilled red snapper, Argentine skirt steak, braised lamb shank, and Peruvian ceviche. Opt for a portion of their famous coconut rice or traditional cornmeal buns as an accompaniment. There is an excellent selection of tropical cocktails and wines to wash it all down. Head out to the deck for sunset views and live music and take in the vibrant atmosphere and picturesque tableau.
Address:18-19 Waterfort Boogjes, Punda, Willemstad
phone:+599 461 7800
Everyday you can enjoy a variety of delicious international dishes and local cuisine or have a drink after work.
At Topogigio you can not only find a restaurant but also a little mini market for your supplies. From local and international dishes you can either take-out or eat in the balcony enjoying the music and fresh air. After your delicious lunch you can also enjoy a Curacao Sweetness at the Topogigio mini market.
Copa Cabana Curacao
Music and passion is ALWAYS in fashion at the Copa Cabana Curacao!
This restaurant is located in the middle of Punda, which is one of the area's coziest squares with a large outside terrace. Lounge music is played while you indulge in a typical CURAÇAOLEAN pastry or local dishes for lunch or diner. And if you are ever running low on cash be sure to take a look at the "Little Money Menu" which is worth a Copa!
Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge
Located at the heart of the island, this bridge brings tranquility and solace to those who visit it!
Built in 1888 after Queen Emma, this bridge connects the Punda and Otrobanda districts. The bridge is famously also know as 'Swinging Old Lady,' as it is supported by 16 floating boats and swings open to allow passing boats to access the port. The bridge was completely renovated and restored beyond its original glory, particularly noticable at the night when it glows in colored lights. The bridge is a must-visit local destination.
Address:Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge, Queen Emma Bridge, Curacao
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