Netherlands - Historic Area of Willemstad, Inner City and Harbour, Netherlands Antilles

"The people of the Netherlands established a trading settlement at a fine natural harbour on the Caribbean island of Curaçao in 1634. The town developed continuously over the following centuries. The modern town consists of several distinct historic districts whose architecture reflects not only European urban-planning concepts but also styles from the Netherlands and from the Spanish and Portuguese colonial towns with which Willemstad engaged in trade." Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1
Willemsted town. Thanks to Gudrun of Austria who was visiting Willemsted.




Postcard 2
Colorful waterfront buildings of Willenstad, Curacao, Netherland Antilles. Nice stamps used. Thanks to Jean-Pierre of France who visited Curacao.





Postcard 3
Fort Amsterdam is the most important of eight forts in Curacao. It includes the Governor's residence, the Ministry, several government offices, and the United Protestant Church, which has a museum. Thanks to Jean-Pierre of France.




Postcard 4
The Courthouse in Curacao. Thanks to Jean-Pierre of France.




Postcard 5
The Parliament House in Curacao. Thanks to Jean-Pierre of France.




Postcard 6
A historic merchant building from 1708 in the downtown Willemsted, Curacao. Two nice stamps used. Thanks again to Ruth who was visiting Curacao.




Postcard 7
Curacao lighted up in this ad postcard. Two nice Netherland Antilles stamps used. Thanks to Ruth who was visiting Curacao. Postcard mailed on Jan 26, 2010 from Curacao and arrived in Penang on February 10, 2010.


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