Top Choice Park in Westpunt

Christoffel National Park

This 1800-hectare preserve is formed from three old plantations. The main house for one of the plantations, Landhuis Savonet, is at the entrance to the park. It was built in 1662 by a director of the Dutch West Indi…
Top Choice Museum in Willemstad

Museum Kura Hulanda

One of the best museums in the Caribbean, this is part of the boutique hotel of the same name and is housed in 19th-century slave quarters. The brutal history of slavery in the Caribbean is documented here in superb…
Top Choice Landmark in Willemstad

Queen Emma Bridge

One of Punda’s sedate pleasures is sitting on the wall along the channel and watching huge ships pass while the Queen Emma Bridge shuttles back and forth to make way. When the bridge is open, two old free public fer…
Museum in Willemstad

Jewish Cultural-Historical Museum

Since 1651 the oldest continuously operating Jewish congregation in the western hemisphere is the Mikvé Israel Emanuel Synagogue, which houses a museum with items from the history of the congregation; the building d…
Fort in Willemstad

Fort Amsterdam

The much-modified fort is now home to government and official offices. Inside the large courtyard you can soak up the rich colors of the Dutch colonial architecture dating from the 1760s.
Museum in Willemstad

Curaçao Museum

About 800m north of the bus station in a residential neighborhood, housed in an 1853 hospital for yellow-fever victims. Inside the beautiful verandas is lots of historical stuff, sort of like you’d find in a huge at…
in Willemstad

Miami Building

Museum in Willemstad

Curaçao Maritime Museum

Engaging displays trace the island’s history, detailing how the Dutch West India Company kicked Spain’s butt to gain control of the ABCs through to the commercial boom of the 20th century. Well worth the 90-minute t…
in Willemstad

Octagon Museum

Aquarium in Southeast of Willemstad

Curaçao Sea Aquarium

On a man-made island, this heavily hyped attraction anchors BLVD, a development that includes hotels, bars and artificial beaches. It's home to over 600 marine species including sea lions, stingrays and sharks.