Top 5 things to do in the city of Willemstad

Top 5 things to do in the city of Willemstad

Getting around the Island
Although Curacao is a small Island, transportation is essential to reach your destination. When you're staying in the City Center there's a lot you can do within walking distance, but in case taking long walks is not your thing, taxi’s or rental cars can be reserved at the Front Office. If you're more interested to mingle with the locals, the bus station is located behind the hotel and will cost you max. FL2.50 per person!

1. Historical Curacao
Visit some of Curacao's historical sights in the center of the City. You can view Fort Amsterdam or Rif Fort and even visit some museums around the area. The well known Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue is also in the city and is the oldest surviving synagoge in the America's. Read our blog article about Curacao: where history comes alive to learn more about the history that made Curacao what it is today.

2. Shopping
Curacao's city center is filled with tons of shops where you can purchase a wide variety of things from cosmetics to clothing to technology, shoes, souvenirs and so much more. On both sides of the city, Punda and Otrabanda, there are so many shops to choose from. There's no doubt you'll find what you are looking for in the middle of Willemstad.

3. Visit a museum
If you'd like to dwell deeper into the history of Curacao, there's plenty of musea in Willemstad. Below you'll find a list of the top 5 musea you should visit. Eventhough these musea are all in the city center Willemstad, we do reccommend a rental car, bus or taxi to help you get there, as they are still pretty far by foot.

  • Punda Museum
  • Curacao Museum
  • Maritime Museum
  • Stamp Museum
  • Jewish Cultural Historical Museum 
     

4. Go for a swim!
You definitely read that one right. Swim in the center of Willemstad. When staying at City Suites, there's a beach right across the street waiting for you to come relax and unwind. A truly unique experience in the city, and there's only one City Beach!

5. Food, food and more food
Us locals, we love to eat more than anything. In our City Center you can find a wide array of restaurants offering different types of cuisine to fit each pallet and budget. From breakfast to lunch and dinner, you're sure to find that one thing you're craving, or even try out our local cuisine! Check out our top 10 restaurants in the city center.