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About Curacao

The Dutch Antilles consisted of two island groups of three islands each; the Netherlands Leeward and the Netherlands Windward islands.

Dissolving The Netherlands Antilles 10-10-2010

'De Nederlandse Antillen' was an integral part of the Netherlands - until dissolution on 10th October, 2010 provided two new constituent countries within the Kingdom of the Netherlands: Curacao and Sint Maarten.

Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius became a direct part of the Netherlands as special municipalities (bijzondere gemeenten),

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Netherlands Leeward - Off The Coast of Venezuela

Netherlands Leeward

The Leeward group, situated north-west of Caracas, Venezuela, consisted of Curacao, Bonaire, and Aruba (until 1986).

Netherlands Windward

The Windward group, east of Puerto Rico, consisted of the southern half of St Martin (Sint Maarten) and all of St Eustatius and Saba.

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Bonaire, Curacao, Sint Eustatius, Westpunt.

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Curacao Language

The official language is Dutch, although English and Spanish are also spoken.

Papiamento is a mixture of mostly Dutch, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Papiamentu Phrases

Kon ta bai (general greeting)

Bon dia (good day)

Bon tarde (good afternoon)

Bon nochi (good evening)

Danki (thanks)

Masha danki (many thanks)

Ayo (goodbye)


Willemstad is the capital of Curacao.

Settled by the Spanish in 1527, the city was taken by the Dutch in 1634.

Historic Willemstad

Places of interest include Fort Amsterdam, the Governor's Palace, the town hall, Wilhelmina Park, an 18th-century Protestant church, and a Jewish cemetery that dates from 1650.

Hotels in Willemstad.

Visiting Curacao

Discover a place where smiles and laughter are the daily means of exchange; where wealth is measured in time not money; and where people dance like no one is watching.

If you choose to go self-catering, there are many mini-markets around and fresh produce comes from Venezuela by boat.

The government of Curaçao requires all travelers to follow mandatory steps before departure. These steps are different for residents of Curaçao and international visitors.

Prior to departure, all visitors must follow these mandatory steps on Digital Immigration Card Curacao.

The Curacao Travel Advisory contains latest Curacao entry requirements and up-to-date travel information.

Curacao Arrivals

Curaçao International Airport works with a number of internationally renowned car-rentals to service public and passenger transport needs: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Sixt, and Thrifty.

Doing Business in Curacao 

The Curacao Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the voice of private enterprise in Curacao; representing the general interests of the business community and individuals with an interest in doing business in, from or through Curacao.

Around Curacao

Curacao Beaches:
From the idyllic Cas Abou to the laid-back, family vibe of Kokomo, Curacao 'playas' are private coves that have all the space you need to get away from it all. Soak up the sun on over 35 spectacular beaches.

As not all visitors to Curacao wish to sprawl out on a beach for a week or two, there are plenty of Curacao Parks and Curaco Museums for culture vultures too.

Curacao Travel Guide:
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