Experience the beauty of the city of Willemstad on this historical and fully guided tour. Highlights include Dutch architectural buildings as well as Fort Amsterdam, the Floating Market on Sha Caprilleskade, Scharloo with picturesque homes built during the 1880's, 'Bolo di Bruid' known as the wedding cake house and Pietermaai Cathedral among others. Choose to stay downtown after the tour.
Experience the beauty of the city of Willemstad on this historical tour, starting at Fort Amsterdam and continues by the Floating Market on Sha Caprilleskade, where Venezuelan merchants sell fish and vegetables from their boats. Your train continues to Scharloo, a former residential neighborhood lined with picturesque homes built during the 1880s. You will stop at Bolo di Bruit, known as the “wedding cake” house and the city’s most photographed building.
Leaving Scharloo, you stop at Pietermaai Cathedral, the largest and most impressive on the island. You will also pass by, and see from a distance, the Mikve Israel Emmanuel Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in continuous use in the Western Hemisphere. In addition, you see Queen Wilhelmina Park and Waterfort Arches, an imposing fortress that was the site of the Willhem III Barracks.
Finally, you visit Fort Amsterdam, built in 1635 to guard the vital entrance to the harbor from enemy ships. After the tour you can stay in town or find your own way back to the ship. The Cathedral is open to guests if there is no mass at the moment of the visit.