Our most recommended things to do in Otrabanda

Willemstad: Curacao's Colorful History Walking Tour

Willemstad: Curacao's Colorful History Walking Tour

Explore the history and culture of Curacao on our famous walking tour of the Punda and Otrobanda districts. Our local guides will lead you through picturesque streets, past colourful Dutch architecture, and vibrant art murals. Begin the tour at the meeting point at Riffort entrance, where you will learn about the forts and walls that once protected the St. Anna Bay from pirates. Then, explore the painted murals and vibrant streets of Otrabanda, crossing in front Kura Hulanda museum Cross the famous floating bridge and visit the Emma floating bridge, Amsterdam fort, and Handelskade buildings. Learn how to use the ferry service. In Punda, see the Gómez plein Square and its musical wall clock, the Dushi and Curacao sign at the Wilhelminaplein Square, and the Mikvé Israel Emanuel Synagogue. Explore the local fruits, souvenir, spices, and fish markets, and learn about the history and architecture of the old town, including Unesco monuments. End the tour at the AnnaBay Club Rum Distillery, where you can sample and purchase the island's famous rum. Our tour guides will also provide information on taxi or public bus options for beach time, shopping, or dining at local restaurants.

Cultural and Historical Audio walking Tour of Otrobanda

Cultural and Historical Audio walking Tour of Otrobanda

Willemstad has always been an energetic, regional hub where trade interests, cultures and religions met. This tour takes you to one of the most impressive historic neighborhoods in the Caribbean, the western part of old Willemstad: Otrobanda. The Otrobanda bario has been of historical importance since the first mansions were built in 1707. The tour was developed by our own architect Anko van der Woude and is packed with interesting information. During the tour you will learn about the typical Curaçao architectural styles, the building materials and the customs of life in this old quarter and the history of the island, with the restored buildings in the narrow alleys or the spacious kuras. With the audio tour of Otrobanda you can enjoy the enormous amount of architecture, art, culture and religious influences that have laid the foundation for the charming old town of Otrobanda. You will get to know the city in a completely different way and visit the special sights the city has to offer, accompanied by an informative audio tour. You will pass the following sights, among others: Take a photo at 168 meters long Queen Emma Bridge (Pontoon bridge) Learn more about the historic event 30 may 1969 (trinta di mei) Stroll along the Belvedere Mansion Visit and view Seri Otrabanda/Bariohotel/ Visit the famous Kura Hulanda While walking trough this neigborhood, enjoy the impressive murals by locals and international artists. The neighborhood has been transformed into a real art gallerie.

Willemstad: Punda Shops and Kokomo Beach City Tour

Willemstad: Punda Shops and Kokomo Beach City Tour

We start the tour with a drive trough the Otrabanda Area and then crossing the Queen Juliana Bridge, we will drive through the beautiful neighborhood of scharloo full of baroque mansions and Street Art. Next we will do a stop at Punda where with our own customized map you will be able to find your way around the district where you will find multiple stores for your souvenirs or maybe some cocktails or local liquor tasting, some stores with special discount only for tour participants. After the shopping time we will drive to Kokomo, the ideal beach to enjoy a quiet day, have a great lunch, try one of their delicious cocktails or just fall in love with the crystal clear water! There are lounges to relax, read a book, or just hang out with an ice-cold beer!

Willemstad: Highlights of Lively Districts Self-guided Walk

Willemstad: Highlights of Lively Districts Self-guided Walk

Get to know Willemstad in a relaxed way. Start the self-guided tour whenever you like and spend a varied and enjoyable time in this exciting and fascinating city. The tour starts at the flagpole between the cruise jetties on the Briónplein in Otrobanda. Stroll through the colourful streets of Otrobanda and admire the impressive street art. Cross the Queen Emma Bridge and take a photo at the Punda Love Heart. Visit the Old Market and the New Market, where you can sample local delicacies. Discover the Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue, the oldest continuously used synagogue in America, and learn more about the Jewish community on Curaçao. Admire the colourful birds, a work of art made from recycled materials, before you visit the Governor's Palace, an impressive building with a long history and the tour ends at the Rif Fort, near the starting point. Let yourself be enchanted by the lively atmosphere and rich culture of Willemstad. At the tour stops, there are entertaining tasks to solve and fun questions to answer. Who knows, for example, what ... but no, we won't tell you yet! Plan a leisurely 2,5 hours for this 3,5 km walk so that you can take your time to look at everything and have time for small breaks here and there. The tour is a great way to get outside and discover new things with family, friends or on your own. It's like being shown Willemstad by a good friend who knows the city like the back of his hand and has many exciting stories and anecdotes to tell. You can start the tour at any time and as often as you like in the browser of a smartphone. On site or even from the comfort of your sofa. Enjoy your time in Willemstad! *** Good to know *** You will receive the link to start the tour in an email directly after booking.

Willemstad: Self-Guided Culinary Audio Tour

Willemstad: Self-Guided Culinary Audio Tour

All you need is your phone and a healthy appetite to take this tasty food tour. You will see, taste and experience this bario through the eyes of a local.You can walk the tour at your own speed. The CuliWalk stops at six different spots that offer you local bites and drinks so you also supports the local residents. The content of the audiotour is made by our own local architect Anko van der Woude. The tour has more than 22 Point of interests, interesting facts and fun anekdotes. So Book the tour and let your tastebuds do the work!

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What people are saying about Otrabanda

Overall rating

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(2 reviews)

We can only recommend the tour to anyone who wants to better understand the history and culture of these beautiful islands. Our guide Leidy did an excellent job and gave us a vivid insight into the country and its people as we walked through Willemstad. A great tour that takes you past beautiful art sculptures, colorful houses, historical landmarks and also to the more local areas of the city, far away from tourism. Thank you Leidy for a great tour, we learned a lot and it was a lot of fun!

The audio-guided tour through the Otrobanda district combined historical background information and some culinary highlights. The tour was very informative and also led through some remote areas, which were no less interesting. Unfortunately, the culinary highlights were not included in the map, so you had to search for them in some places. Otherwise, however, highly recommended.

Naomi was absolutely amazing! She educated us on a tremendous amount of Curaçao’s history and how it’s become the amazing place it is today. Extra points for showing us her own amazing mural along the walk! Thank you Naomi!!

Lady, our guide, has an excellent knowledge of Curaçao and Willemstad in particular. She shared many insights, historical background and hidden corners that we would never have discovered on our own.

The guide was super, he spoke Spanish, the tour was great, the recommendations