Willemstad, Dutch Waterways

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Willemstad, Netherlands

Willemstad prides itself on its UNESCO World Heritage Site status, which is built on the city's beautiful architecture and a melting pot of different cultural styles. 
 
The city is the capital of Curacao - a constituent country of the Netherlands that is located in the Caribbean Sea. With four distinct historic districts (Scharloo, Punda, Otrobanda and Pietermaai), Willemstad has clearly been influenced by Dutch, Spanish and Portuguese designs.
 
Punda is the oldest part of the city and forms the historic city centre that is most popular with tourists. Boasting a number of top attractions, it's no surprise that Willemstad is a hit with travellers across the world.
 
The floating market offers a range of goods sold from the back of boats at the harbour, with Venezuelan fresh fruit, vegetables and fish especially sought after.
 
Looking to learn more about the local culture? Fort Amsterdam is the oldest and most recognisable attraction in the city. Originally built to protect the harbour, it now houses the governor's palace.
 
Willemstad also has various museums to explore, including the Postal Museum, the Jewish Historical Museum and the Maritime Museum.
Willemstad, Netherlands

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