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Willemstad, Curaçao

Walk around this quaint harbor town and you'll think you've travelled back in time to Old Amsterdam. Admire the colorful Dutch architecture and take advantage of the excellent shopping. Relax on 17-century veranda with a drink made with the famous Curaçao liqueur.


  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Willemstad
    Ship will DOCK at this port
  • Time Zone
    AST (Atlantic Standard Time)
    UTC/GMT -4 hours
  • Language
    The local language is Dutch. Say "good morning" in Dutch: "goedemorgen."
  • Currency & Shopping
    Netherlands Antillean Guilder (ANG)
    Jewelry, souvenirs, native crafts and electronics. View our Port Shopping Guide
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Organized Shore Excursions for cave exploration, ostrich farming, beaches, sightseeing and more! Taxis and trolleys available.
    • Famous For
      A lively port, Willemstad is most easily recognizable for Handelskade, the colorful waterfront strip that serves as a reminder of its rich Dutch heritage.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Willemstad is home to Curaçao Synagogue, the oldest surviving synagogue in the Americas.
    • Tip
      Curaçao's consistent climate makes its warm waters ideal for diving, snorkeling and other water sports year round. For more tips, read How to Vacation in The Caribbean like a Celebrity (on a budget).

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