Willemstad Downtown: Explore Willemstad’s Dutch architecture, pastel-colored buildings and ornate facades on a walking tour of the historic city with your local certified guide. The center, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List, is extraordinary and will give you many great photo opportunities.
Hotel Kura Hulanda: Visit Hotel Kura Hulanda, housed in restored 18th and 19th century buildings, situated right at the City Center Harbor of Willemstad. The former owner managed to recreate the pure historic atmosphere in this hotel property.
Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge: Walk over the floating bridge that connects the Punda and Otrobanda quarters of the capital city, across St. Anna Bay. Cross the waterway, then head to Willemstad’s historic downtown district.
Fort Amsterdam: Walk around Fort Amsterdam, built in 1635, which currently serves as the seat of government. A beautiful Protestant church is situated in the rear of its courtyard. Pass various government buildings and the old fort’s wall arches, which now house a promenade of seaside cafes and shops.
Former Floating Market: Stop at the local marketplace, where wooden boats from Venezuela dock alongside the canal and vendors sell freshly-caught fish, tropical fruits and vegetables directly from the quay under the shade of tents.
Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue: Walk pass the oldest operating synagogue in the Western Hemisphere build in 1730, that bears testament to the long history of Judaism in the Americas.
Requirements and Restrictions: For safety reasons, guests with walking difficulties may not participate on this excursion.
What to Bring: Walking shoes.