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The capital city of our beautiful island is Willemstad. Willemstad is not only the capital but also the heart of Curaçao. Every day thousands of travel to the city. Think of the locals on their way to work, tourist wandering our city and those who just want to grab a bite at one of our many restaurants. Willemstad is a unique and colourful city. The architecture of various buildings in the city is largely of Portuguese origin and to a lesser extent of Dutch origin.


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In Willemstad you'll find our beautiful and natural port, The Port of Willemstad. The channel to the port (the Sint Anna Bay) divides Willemstad into two districts: Punda and Otrobanda. Since 1886 they are connected by the Queen Emma Bridge (pontoon bridge). The pontoon bridge is only accessible for cyclists and pedestrians. When the Queen Emma Bridge is open for shipping, you can use the ferries. You can sail for free between Otrobanda and Punda on the Sint Anna Bay. Since 1974, the Queen Juliana Bridge is used for automobile traffic crossing from Punda to Otrobanda.


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The city centre of Willemstad was placed on the Unesco list of World Heritage in 1997. In the city center of Willemstad you'll find several shopping streets with small local boutique and popular shops such as Victoria Secret, Pandora, Lacoste, Tommy Hilfiger and so on.


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