Handelskade is the place where the foundation was laid for the history of the economy Curacao. In this place were many residents of Curaçao were able to earn a living with loading and unloading of ships that were moored at this shore. Piles of goods stood there waiting for transport. Traders and shopkeepers had there offices, warehouses and shops at this wharf. This wharf was once a center of great activity, a hustle and bustle of people, not just crews and workers, but also street traders offered their wares here. There was also a lot of shopping opportunity there for pedestrians. Sometimes it was so hectic that there was hardly any space for pedestrians. It was also the berth of the “swinging old lady” Willemstad “s main transport before the arrival of the Queen Emma Bridge. The historic buildings on the Handelskade with their striking facades played an important role in the birth and formation of Willemstad.
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Andy and Sharmon did a fantastic job. We had 17 people in two ten passengers vans. They were both very knowledgeable and quite entertaining as they drove us around the island. I started with 9 people then went to 13, then 15 and finally 17 and Andy was very gracious and accommodating each time I changed it. All 17 people were extremely happy with the tour. We would highly recommend Andy if you want a top notch tour of Curaçao.
WOW! We had a SPECTACULAR day with Andy. He is so friendly, knowledgable and flexible. Prior to our Family trip to Curaçao, He was on top of a glitch I was experiencing booking through TripAdvisor he and got it all straightened out. I’m super glad we booked with Around Curaçao.We had a beautiful SUV with great AC-Andy had towels, snorkels, water, floating noodles, and chairs available to us. He shared history of the island and his experiences growing up locally. We had a fantastic day. Definitely book with Around Curaçao!!!!
Andy gave us the best day ever! He totally customized the day to accommodate our group of 10. We ranged in age from 12-80! 2 of us were on oxygen with rolling walkers and one on a mobility scooter! The van was cozy with plenty of room for all of us and our stuff. The pickup and drop off was a short walk from our ship and we had plenty of time to disembark and meet him and plenty of time to shop and meander back at the end of the day. This is the tour that everyone is still talking about from our cruise! Thanks for a totally Dushi day!!