Dutch heritage in Willemstad, Curacao, is best expressed in its the rows of pastel-colored, red-roofed town houses. The island's capital city, Willemstad is divided into two parts: Punda (old-world Dutch ambience and great shopping) and Otrobanda ("the other side"—also good shopping, but with a more contemporary flavor).
Punda and Otrobanda each take about a half-day to see, and they're connected by ferry, a land bridge or the Queen Emma pontoon bridge. We suggest taking a guided walking tour... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2017 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.