Not all headaches are bad. In fact, some can actually result in something truly beautiful. Take, for instance, the migraines formerly suffered by Albert Kikkert.
As Caribbean-based houses of worship go, the Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue in Curacao, or the Snoa as it’s affectionately known locally, rests on exceptionally hallowed ground. The Jewish faith has has been practiced here without interruption since 1732. Just imagine all the prayers, love, and healing you can pack into 280+ years!
Otrobanda (meaning ‘the other side’) is on the opposite of Punda. This district was developed in the 18th century and nowadays together with Punda, formed the main shopping area of Willemstad.
Scharloo, a former residential neighborhood lined with picturesque homes built by Curacao's wealthy merchants during the 1800’s.
Pietermaai, once the area of the Curacao well-to-do, has undertaken a huge make-over after a long period of neglect and disrepair. Since 2000 Pietermaai has transformed into a contemporary hot spot of Curacao.
Established in the mid-1600s, Willemstad’s covey of structures recall the quaint designs of Amsterdam, with exquisite 17th and 18th century Dutch colonial buildings not to be found anywhere else outside of the Netherlands.