OrangeSmile Tours Best destinations around the world - Travel Guide

Netherlands Antilles sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

The Antilles are well known as a center of beach tourism. Guests of the islands will be pleased to find several hundred beautiful beaches, magnificent parks and nature reserves, as well as numerous historical landmarks, interesting architectural sights and museums.
The main attraction of the Netherlands Antilles is its amazing nature. This feature is peculiar for every island in this state. Most tourists who come …
Read further
The best way to get acquainted with main landmarks of the islands is to visit the island of Curacao, which is home to the biggest medieval complex - Fort Amsterdam. The fort was built in 1635 and is currently used as the government's residence. In the past, the fort was used as a protective facility, so all the inner premises were turned into casemates in order to counter a possible attack. The Museum of Curacao, which is open in one of old buildings, is among the most interesting cultural destinations on the island. The museum exhibits different collections and many interesting items, such as pictures, elegant furniture, maps, old working tools, craftworks and much more. Tourists are also recommended to pay attention to the following museums: the Marine Museum, the Fort Amsterdam Church Museum, the Jewish Cultural and Historical Museum and Kura Hulanda Museum.
Travelers, who want to get acquainted with local flora and fauna, are recommended to visit the island of Bonaire. This island has quite an unusual nature - its northern part is covered by hills and dense forests, while the southern part is mostly a steep one. Thanks to such a unique contrast, it's possible to see many different species of animals and numerous types of plants. There are particularly many birds on the island - more than 200 species. Fans of scuba diving will also fall in love with this place as local waters are home to more than 500 species of fish, rare sea turtles and more than 70 types of seaweed. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The culture and traditions of the Netherlands Antilles were developing during many centuries. All the periods of history through which this land …
Read further
Continue your exploration of the Antilles with a visit to Kralendijk as this island has much to offer to travelers. Magnificent parks, old architectural landmarks, museums - Kralendijk is very diverse. An excursion to Fort Oranje, which was built in the seventeenth century, will leave many pleasant memories. A part of halls of the fort was transformed into the historic and marine museums, while the remaining rooms have become port offices. There is a lighthouse near the fort, which has become one more symbol of the island. The museum of Bonaire is a great place to learn more about the culture and history of native Indian tribes.
Fans of wild nature should not forget to visit the uninhabited island of Klein Bonaire (Small Bonaire). This small island has nothing but spacious beaches, numerous birds and impenetrable jungles. The part of the island is a reserve zone and is protected by the government, and the remaining territory is free to visit. Finally, the oldest buildings on the Antilles can be found on Rincon. There are also several interesting markets and restaurants on the island.
Netherlands Antilles guide chapters 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Sightseeing in popular cities of Netherlands Antilles

Willemstad
Curacao Museum is the biggest museum of Willemstad. It is located in a beautiful old building. Here you will find the collections of art by famous European painters. One of the halls is devoted to furniture. Here you will also find a unique collection of cards. After an entertaining excursion and viewing the museum’s collection it’s high time to take a walk on the park that surrounds this museum. Children will definitely like merry attractions located here. Visit Marine museum and you … Read more
Saint Martin
Life on St. Maarten is in constant motion. Here are located the mansions of well-known movie stars, beautiful sandy beaches, amazingly clear and pure water around the island that amazes all tourists. Here tourists are offered to try underwater fishing and diving, swim to amazing coral reefs, and even climb to the Eden Mount. The town is also famous for its attractions. Start your acquaintance with it from visiting St. Louis Fort. You can also visit the local butterfly farm, where butterflies … Read more
Curacao
The island has subequatorial climate. The weather here is hot all year long with the average temperature reaching +28C. Rain season lasts from September till December. It’s raining heavily on nights, while on daytime the weather is hot and sunny. The local cuisine will greet tourists with roasted fish and stew goat meat, chicken and beef. According to the tradition of this place, you will be offered to try the local soup that consists of beef, plantain, onion, potato and spices. Another … Read more

Map of travel guides to Netherlands Antilles cities

OrangeSmile.com - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
Secure Server
Head office
ESP 401, Eindhoven
5633 AJ, The Netherlands
+31 40 40 150 44


Copyright © 2002 - OrangeSmile Tours B.V. | OrangeSmile.com | Under the direction and management of IVRA Holding B.V. - Registered at Kamer van Koophandel (KvK), The Netherlands No. 17237018