January 24th, 2012
Photo credit: Flickr user Jessica Bee
Willemstad’s architecture parallels the quaint designs of Amsterdam, with exquisite 17th and 18th century Dutch colonial buildings. Over time, Willemstad’s traditional styles were modified to accommodate the island’s dry and breezy climate, and Caribbean accents such as verandas, porches, fretwork, and shutters were added. In 1997, UNESCO named Willemstad a World Heritage Site.
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