Scharloo and Maritime Museum

 scharloo The Wilhelmina Suspension Bridge connects Punda to the once thriving neighborhood of Scharloo, where the first Jewish merchants built stately homes. It was a tight-knit community, and the architecture (many of which dates back to the 17th century) throughout Scharlooweg is magnificent. Part of the neighborhood has been restored as part of a UNESCO heritage site, and the Curaçao Monuments Foundation will restore older mansions in the future. This neighborhood is also home to the island's most photographed building, a light green mansion nicknamed the "Wedding Cake House" because it looks like it's covered in white icing. Kleine Werf – the little pier at the top of Scharloo – has now become a venue for large-scale open-air concerts. New nightlife corners like District 1850 are also popping up here. Maritime Museum Designed to resemble the interior of a ship, the museum gives you an insight into Curaçao's nearly 500 years of maritime history, using model sh