Colors of Willemstad - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle
Willemstad is a city in Latin America with European traditions. That is how it can be described in a few words. Just imagine a Dutch city framed by sandy beaches - that’s what Willemstad will be like. This is also reflected in the city's architecture and the habits of locals. Like many Dutch cities, Willemstad is characterized by ethnical diversity (it is home to over 100 nationalities). Therefore, locals are used to finding a compromise on many issues. That, in turn, says about tolerance, friendliness, and goodwill.
1. The best time to go on vacations is between March and June when good weather reigns in the city. The rainy season is from October to February. July and August remain the hottest months … Open
The end of August in Willemstad is marked by holding the North Sea Jazz. To be more precise, its venues are World Trade, Etta James, Sam Cooke, Sir Duke, and Celia. Among its headliners, one can rarely see names that no one has ever heard before, very often among them are real legends. However, you can also discover completely new facets of music and new talented performers. Music includes not only jazz but also related genres such as funk, soul, R'n'B, Latin. Listening to quality music in the paradise - what else might you need to feel happy?
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Arriving in Willemstad in early May, you can witness such an event as Curaçao International BlueSeas Festival. Jazz is in high esteem here, both classical and modern, and among performers, there are many world-famous musicians. The festival is held in Pietermaai District. Plein Air Curacao taking place in Willemstad at the end of August gathers hundreds of artists on Hanchi Snoa. At this time there is an art exhibition. Not only local but also foreign artists present their works here.
Willemstad has a fair share of chic resort hotels. The Royal Sea Aquarium Resort offers its guests exquisite luxury rooms and outfitted private beach. The hotel is located in a picturesque … Open
Such an interesting sporting event as Heineken Regatta Curacao is held in the middle of June. During the festival, participants compete for the title of the best sailor and, of course, for a cash prize. You can cheer on your favorites on land where beach parties and picnics are organized in the celebration of the festival. Another festival dedicated to sports is Amstel Curacao Race where cyclists overcome long distances. It can be compared without exaggeration with such a significant event as Tour de France. The time is November.
The historic district of Willemstad houses a unique hotel called Sonesta Kura Hulanda Village & Spa. It occupies eight fully restored ancient buildings and forms a single complex with the … Open
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National traditions of Netherlands AntillesInitially, it may seem that, unlike the inhabitants of other countries in this region, people on the Antilles are somewhat more phlegmatic or withdrawn. This is nothing more than a stereotype. Having once communicated with local people, you will understand that locals are extremely good-natured. They appreciate their culture and are very nice to their guests. You can always get a local guide who can show places that are not listed in any guidebook. You can communicate on any topic without any problems. No one will interfere in the private life because it is absolutely not accepted here. … Open
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Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Willemstad. Learn the best periods to visit Willemstad to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Willemstad.