24
July
2018
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09:21 PM
Europe/Amsterdam

BON BINI, WILLEMSTAD! MEET THE WORLD’S MOST COLORFUL CITY

Written by Kristin

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If you’re on Instagram, you’re sure to have seen Willemstad. It’s the type of city that was born to be a star with its candy-colored buildings lining the waterfront. It’s as if the Lucky Charms leprechaun blessed it with his magical leprechaun ways and sent a sea full of Skittles raining down onto the town below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s basically what I would call The Most Instagrammable City on the Planet™.

Our first morning on Curaçao for AFAR, we got a crash course to the island and its capital of Willemstad thanks to our guide Maya. We started from the Curaçao Tourism office downtown and, from there, moseyed through the central square with its bright, welcoming signs and into Fort Amsterdam.

It’s hard for an American to conceptualize how old buildings in other nations are, even in the Caribbean, given that our country is still relatively young. This former military fort in Willemstad, for example, was constructed by the Dutch West India Company in 1634 and currently houses the...(click to read more)