CURAÇAO HERITAGE FOUNDATION

Stichting Monumentenzorg Curaçao – Curaçao Heritage Foundation – was founded in 1954. The private foundation is the oldest and largest organization in the field of preservation of monuments in Curaçao with over 120 monuments under management, including town houses, forts, plantation houses and even a former synagogue. Several of these were acquired when they were already in a dilapidated state and threatened to be lost. By now most have been restored.

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Breedestraat 169A

ANG 1,250 / per month
This charming 3-bedroom urban apartment is spacious and offers a large balcony / outdoor living space as well as a [more]
This charming 3-bedroom urban apartment is spacious and offers a large balcony / outdoor living space as well as a [more]

DISCOVER THE COLORS OF HISTORIC WILLEMSTAD

With its many monuments, downtown Willemstad is culture-historically quite valuable and unique in the region. The town finds its origin in the construction of Fort Amsterdam (1635) by the Dutch West Indies Company, on the eastern side of the harbor entrance (St. Anna Bay). In the second half of the 17th century, the town of Willemstad was created north of the fort. The previously on three sides walled city, situated on a tip of a peninsula, is now called Punda. During the 18th century three suburbs arose outside the city walls; Pietermaai, Scharloo and on the western shore of the St. Anna Bay, Otrobanda. These four districts now comprise Historical Willemstad.

In the oldest part of the city you can now only find a handful of buildings from the 17th century. From the subsequent 18th century several beautiful merchant houses are preserved. These are built in the typical Curaçao baroque style with its curved façade lines, scrolls and arcades in the façades.

Thanks to a flourishing colonial trade the prosperity can clearly be seen in these 18th century monuments. The subsequent architecture from the first half of the 19th century is quite subdued.

During the second half of the 19th century the local architectural style is mainly influenced by the neo-classicism in both a simple and a more exuberant form. This style has spawned several stately symmetrical buildings in particularly the districts Scharloo and Otrobanda. Plenty of construction took place downtown in the 20th century; in particular in commercial districts. Some specific examples can be found in the Functionalism and Art Deco.

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Breedestraat 169A

ANG 1,250 / per month
This charming 3-bedroom urban apartment is spacious and offers a large balcony / outdoor living space as well as a [more]
This charming 3-bedroom urban apartment is spacious and offers a large balcony / outdoor living space as well as a [more]
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Aura Winkel – Ground Floor

Scharlooweg 72-76
ANG 10,000 / per month excl. OB
The ground floor of Aura Winkel used to house Bermuda night club and more recently a gym. At the moment we are look [more]
The ground floor of Aura Winkel used to house Bermuda night club and more recently a gym. At the moment we are look [more]
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Scharlooweg 68

ANG 6,750 / per month excl. OB
Scharlooweg 68 is part of a collection of office buildings in Scharloo Abou that share the same entrance. This part [more]
Scharlooweg 68 is part of a collection of office buildings in Scharloo Abou that share the same entrance. This part [more]
5 350 m2full info
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Aura Winkel – Top Floors

Scharlooweg 72-76
ANG 6,750 / per month excl. OB
The two top floors of Aura Winkel were once used as an office center. At the moment we are looking for serious and [more]
The two top floors of Aura Winkel were once used as an office center. At the moment we are looking for serious and [more]
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Koningin Wilhelminastraat 1

ANG 16,000 / per month excl. OB
This office building at Koningin Wilhelminastraat 1 offers a ton of flexibility at a prominent location, connecting [more]
This office building at Koningin Wilhelminastraat 1 offers a ton of flexibility at a prominent location, connecting [more]
4 1,150 m2full info
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Scharlooweg 70

ANG 4,500 / per month excl. OB
This is the ideal turn-key office space for a small to medium sized company, located on the prestigious Scharlooweg [more]
This is the ideal turn-key office space for a small to medium sized company, located on the prestigious Scharlooweg [more]
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Villa Maria

N. van den Brandhofstraat 2 - 6
Starting at ANG 8,000 / per month incl. OB
Villa Maria is a versatile location, both suitable as office space, or as part of a meetings & events venue. The to [more]
Villa Maria is a versatile location, both suitable as office space, or as part of a meetings & events venue. The to [more]
3 200 m2full info
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Zaantjessteeg 2-4 Unit VI

ANG 1,750 / per month excl. OB
This commercial unit at Zaantjessteeg 2-4 is the ideal location for a retail unit or neighborhood coffee shop. The [more]
This commercial unit at Zaantjessteeg 2-4 is the ideal location for a retail unit or neighborhood coffee shop. The [more]