Your memorable trolley takes you past the Queen Emma pontoon bridge and the floating market, where Venezuelan merchants sell fish and vegetables from their boats. Next see Scharloo, a former residential neighborhood lined with picturesque colonial homes built in the 1800s. A highlight of your Scharloo overview is a stop at the recently renovated Bolo di Bruid, known as the "wedding cake house", the city's most photographed building.
Leaving Scharloo, enter Pietermaai Cathedral, the largest and most impressive on the island. You will also view Queen Wilhelmina Park, which serves as the setting for frequent cultural events and Waterfront Arches, an imposing fortress that was the site of the fort is one of many structures that lend a sense of history and atmosphere to the city, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Concluding your trolley experience, you may return to the pier by taxi or remain in town and enjoy the short walk back to your ship at a later time.
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Customer Reviews for Willemstad Trolley Train
Review 1 for Willemstad Trolley Train
Location: Guelph, ON
Party size: 1
I traveled with: Family
Cruise Date Month: April
Cruise Date Year: 2014
Favorite activities: Educational
Favorite port: Ocho Rios, Jamaica
I want to go here next: Caribbean
Date:May 21, 2014
My husband and I took this tour in April and loved it. Our trolley driver was great and our guide was both fun and wellspoken. She gave us a great historic tour with many fun stories along the way. We left Willemstad with a much greater understanding of the island!
This was a fun tour. It is long enough to give you an up close and personal tour of the old city. You drive through the historic section which is maintained as public heritage land by the government. Old, grand houses, brightly coloured and beautifully designed line the streets. There is a stop off at a local, historic church and a final stop at the governor's residence outside. Look for the cannon ball still lodged in the wall! The British got close, maybe a little too close : ) At the end, you may either walk to the ship, get the ride back or go to the right and into town to shop. The town is beautiful and full of photo ops. There are flea markets along the route, a breeze in your hair and a fun ride on a little trolly train The guide was very personable too!
Curacao is a charming island. Willemstad is brightly colored, diverse, and bustling. The trolley train was the perfect way to get a glimpse of daily life and the history of this fascinating place. Sometimes its nice to move slowly. The trolley ride was relaxing and fun. Our guide showed us interesting houses, churches, and schools. We passed the street market where merchants sail from Venezuela to sell their goods. The total tour took a little over an hour. Its meant as a snapshot of just part of Willemstad. We did this tour in the morning. For a broader view of the island, we did Discover Curacao in the afternoon. I highly recommend the Willemstad Trolley Train for anyone who wants to learn about a beautiful place in a fun and relaxed setting!