World Heritage Site "Handelskade"


The most interesting districts for visitors to Willemstad are Punda and Otrobanda. The splendid colorful Dutch colonial architecture including the Old-Dutch style warehouses in Punda and Dutch speaking merchants all contribute to the unique flair of this main city and port. In these district one has the feeling that one is in „little Amsterdam“ and it is known as the „Amsterdam of the tropics“. Most of these areas are protected and many buildings have been restored. The Handelskade has been proclaimed a World Heritage Site