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PIETERM Eventful Rough History Pietermaai has transformed into a new rapidly developing trendy neighborhood. Although this part of Curaรงao used to belong to the upper class, it became a ghetto during the last decades of the 20th century after a long period of neglect and being sparsely populated. Since the year 2000 Pietermaai has undergone a major metamorphosis. Most of the

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200-year-old mansions and workers houses, being monuments in the meantime, have been renovated and have a new lease of life. They have been restored to their original state and transformed into idyllic restaurants, hotels, apartments and suites, which are now occupied by permanent residents, tourists and students from all backgrounds.

Now The Pietermaai District has: 7 Hotels & apartments / 611 Hotel beds / 10 Bars / 14 Restaurants 3 Beaches / 49 Companies / 320 Employees / 620 Parking spaces 1 Discotheque / 42 Monumental Buildings

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Wine&Dine

Lively Enviroment The right location for people looking for something really different

Small personal shops and bars have now established here. Together they create a lively, cozy and safe part of Curaรงao. Not all neglected monuments are restored yet, but that is what gives the area that special vivid (raw) edge. In short, the right location for people looking for something really different. 6

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Avila Hotel / Blues Café BijBlauw Cristal Déjà Vu Fishalicious Ginger Kiosk Kome Mundo Bizarro No5 Café Old Dutch Rock Beach St Tropez Ocean Club Scuba Lodge

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Avila Hotel / Blues Café BlueBird Café Bermuda Cristal Déjà Vu Miles Jazz Café Mundo Bizarro Café Old Dutch Rock Beach St Tropez Ocean Club Scuba Lodge Café de Tijd 27

Apartments Diving Shopping

Avila Hotel / Blues Café BijBlauw Dushi Pietermaai Apartments Hotel ‘t Klooster Pietermaai Apartments PM78 Scuba Lodge & Suites Studentenkamers

DESIGN Sabine Berger / Colorworks PHOTOGRAPHY Berber van Beek www.studiorootz.com PRINT One Media Group For more information: www.pietermaaidistrict.com info@pietermaaidistrict.com pietermaaidistrict

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Hotels & Apartments

PUBLISHER Pietermaai District

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Cozy atmosphere in a tropical courtyard Hotel ‘t Klooster

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Eat & drink with live music

Bizarre and colorful Mundo Bizarro is a major hit because of its bizarre, colorful, old fashioned, Cuban style interior. Entrees and snacks of the chef are deliciously spectacular. The bar/ lounge specializes in fresh mojitos and has an amazing assortment of great wines. Daily happy hours and weekly live music sessions set the stage for the perfect night out. Mundo Bizarro, a must see when you visit the island!

Mundo Bizarro

Nieuwestraat 12 / +(599 9) 461 6767

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Chef driven menu Mouth-watering food, extensive wine list, delicious cocktails, in-house bakery, open kitchen, intuitive staff plus a great vibe. This is what Kome wants to give you. A place where everyone wants to be, with an atmosphere that gives you an appetite and a smile. Kome is the place for a night to remember.

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Kome Johan van Walbeeckplein 6 / +(599 9) 465 0413

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Where the food is ‘hot’ and the music ‘cool’!

Scharlooweg 72 info@bermudacuracao.com Open Air Discotheque with three areas. With many different concepts you like.

BlueBird Café

Boutique Hotel BijBlauw

Penstraat 130

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Daily sunset Happy Hour, Tuesday Burger Night, Thursday Live Jazz & Grill night. Open daily: 18.00 - 23.00 / Closed Mon.

Pietermaai 65 T. +(599 9) 840 1516 Finger licking bites, fine wine & cocktails. Daily sunset Happy Hour Open: Mon-Sun: 16-02hr Fri-Sat: 16-04hr bluebirdcafe.cur@gmail.com

Open: Weekly on Thu, Fri and Sat www.bermudacuracao.com

Pietermaai 82-84

T. +(599 9) 517 2218

Eat, Sleep & Shop in our Beautiful Boutique hotel. Discover BijBlauw! Open daily: 07-23hr / www.bijblauw.com info@bijblauw.com

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When you are ready for a cold one, Rock Beach is the must see in Pietermaai. Come kick back, relax and enjoy our ever changing mix of music and entertainment on Friday. On Saturday we present Rock, Blues & BBQ’s. Reserve your own private GRILL! Sunday we round of the weekend starting at breakfast and ending with Caribbean Diner Specialties and THE BEST COCKTAILS in town for Girls Night Out.

Rock Beach

Pietermaai 44-50 / +(599 9) 512 8131


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A hidden gem for a dinner party with delicious Carib Asian dishes and appetizers. This new, hot spot is hidden in a courtyard in the trendy neighborhood Pietermaai District. But definitely do some extra effort to find it, it’s oh so worth it! 14

Ginger

Nieuwestraat 32 / +(599 9) 465 1666

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Cristal

Johan van Walbeeckplein 20 T. +(599 9) 461 1639 French/Mediterranean restaurant, Lunch, fine dining and exclusive bites to enjoy with a perfect glass of wine. Open: Mon-Fri: 12-midnight Sat: 17-midnight www.cristalcuracao.com

Fishalicious Loostraat 1

T. +(599 9) 461 8844

Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday fresh Canadian lobster and oysters. Open daily: 18-22hr Closed Sun. www.fishalicious.net

Restaurant Déjà Vu

et café vin-tage Pietermaai 80 T. +(599 9) 465 1029 French vin-tage cuisine. Open daily: 17.00hr Closed on Sunday

Dushi Pietermaai Apartments Pietermaai 56

T. +(599 9) 513 5225

Apartments with oceanfront view for short or long term rental. 5 min to downtown Punda. www.dushipietermaai.com

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Ginger -Carib Asian Cuisine-

Nieuwestraat 32

T. +(599 9) 465 1666

Ginger mingles exotic spices and ingredients from Asia and the Caribbean. Daily Happy Hour 17.30-18.30hr Open daily: 17u till midnight www.gingercuracao.com

Hotel ‘t Klooster

A. de Veerstraat 12 T. +(599 9) 461 2650 Boutique hotel with cosy courtyard and plunge pool. A pleasant stay for the tourist as well as for the business traveller. www.hotelklooster.com

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Nieuwstraat 32 T. +(599 9) 517 0660 / 568 8380 Breakfast, lunch and fresh fruit smoothie. Small convenience store.

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Wed. night Tapas Night Fri. night Martini Time at 11 pm Thur. night wine & cheese happy hour. Open for lunch Mon-Fri: 12-14.30hr Open for dinner Tues-Sat: 18-22hr www.komecuracao.com

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Nieuwestraat 42 T. +(599 9) 520 5200 Happy Hour daily: 17.30-18.30hr Saturday Night Live Music.

Mundo Bizarro

Nieuwestraat 12 T. +(599 9) 461 6767 Daily Happy Hour: 17:30-18:30hr Live Acoustic Music on Fri & Sat.

Sun-Thur: 16.00-02.00hr Fri & Sat: 16.00-03.00hr www.facebook.com/milesjazzcafe

Sun-Thur: 08.00-01.00hr Fri-Sat: till 02.00hr / Open for breakfast www.mundobizarrocuracao.com

No5

Café Old Dutch

Penstraat 5 T. +(599 9) 518 8613 French, International restaurant. Lunch and dinner. Open: Mon-Fri: 12-22hr Sat: 18-22hr www.restaurantno5.com

Pietermaai 25 T. +(599 9) 465 7225 Your local pub on Curaçao! Tuesday’s: Dart competition Thursday’s: Klaverjas & stampot. Open: Mon-Thurs: 17-03.00hr Fri-Sat: 16-04.00hr

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Jazz, Vinyl & Cigars Miles, named after Jazz legend Miles Davis, is a cozy Jazz Cafe in the Nieuwestraat located in the colonial center of the Pietermaai District. Enjoy laid back Jazz music from real vinyl turntables and tasty drinks in a relaxing atmosphere. Saturday Night Live is a well known event with great local and international musicians.

Miles Jazz CafĂŠ

Nieuwestraat 42 / +(599 9) 520 5200 19


Internationaal horeca project buro

Mise en Place Relaxed vibe Eat, drink & swim

16 vestigingen in Nederland, 34 internationaal, 18 jaar en 150.000 projecten ervaring, 5.000 getrainde, gastvrije & gemotiveerde medewerkers.

St Tropez Ocean Club daily in our own sea! They is very cozy and warm, have a great variety so there offering dishes with an is something for everyone international flavor! You to enjoy. All there dishes are can choose simple dishes being well presented, as our from a chicken satĂŠ to an eyes also love to see beauMise en Place biedt een oplossing voor alle personeelsexcellent lobster dish. Their tiful things as well as the vraagstukken in de gastvrijheidsbranche, waaronder: fish is being caught fresh taste to be excellent! bediening/keuken/bar/banqueting/promotie/kassa. 20

St Tropez Ocean Club Nieuwestraat 8 / +(599 9) 690 5726 Mise en Place Pietermaai 152 / +(599 9) 461 7727


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Kick off your flip flops and enjoy the sun setting in the ocean with a refreshing drink. Dine in a romantic setting among the torches while you make your choice from our a la carte menu or the 3-course ‘menu of the day’. Our ocean front restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner! 24

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Pietermaai Apartments Pietermaai 51 T. +(599 9) 465 0478 Centrally located restored monuments with hotel service. Special ‘Antillean rates’. www.pietermaaiapartments.com

Rock Beach

Pietermaai 44-50 T. +(599 9) 512 8131 Something Deliciously Different! Live entertainment, BBQ, food. Bucket Hour: 18.30-19.30hr Open: Fri-Sat: 17-midnight Sun: 08-23hr rockbeachcuracao@gmail.com

PM78 Apartments

Pietermaai 78 T. +(599 9) 528 6118 Charming townhouse with design apartments. www.facebook.com/pietermaai78 www.pietermaai78.com

St Tropez Ocean Club & Suites

Pietermaai 152 T. +(599 9) 461 7727 Monday’s: Sushi & Cocktail Night Viva la Friday: Happy Hour: 17.30-19.00hr

Open: 08hr till midnight/Sat.01.00hr www.sainttropezcuracao.com

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Studentenkamers Scuba Lodge & Suites

Pietermaai 104 T. +(599 9) 465 2575 Leading Boutique Hotel of Curaçao. The dive school and shop of Pietermaai. Breakfast, lunch, dinner & bar.

De Ruyterkade 58 T. +(599 9) 465 6037 22 spacious rooms with air-conditioning. This student house with “Waaigat” view rooms are centrally located in the heart of the Pietermaai District.

www.scubalodge.com

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Café de Tijd

27 Bar & Terrace

Open: Mon-Th: 17-03hr Fri-Sat: 17-04hr detijdcuracao@gmail.com

COMING SOON 27curacao@gmail.com

Pietermaai 1-7 T. +(599 9) 465 0987 Happy Hours: Thursday 21-03hr

Ruyterkade 58 T. +(599 9) 698 6093 The one and only Rock ‘n’ Roll bar on the island! 27


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Oceanfront Boutique

Scuba Lodge & Suites is the perfect spot to enjoy the comforts of home in a wonderful tropical atmosphere surrounded by Caribbean history in all its splendor. Either you’re a diver or non-diver we offer a luxurious stay with an enthusiastic staff that is going to make your holiday unforgettable!

Scuba Lodge & Suites Pietermaai 104 / +(599 9) 465 2575


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century buildings These apartments are situated in different historical city buildings, where history and modern facilities are melted together. A stay at Pietermaai Apartments will take you back in time where old Dutch architecture is recognizable but conducted to the tropical climate. Special ‘Antillean rates’.

Pietermaai Apartments Pietermaai 51 / +(599 9) 465 0478


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Sleep & Relax

Exclusive & Personal Enjoy the breathtaking ocean front 5 star Apartment with private pool and beach area. And on the first floor, you’ll find the City Apartment and Junior Suite: relaxing on your balcony with view to the inland water “Het Waaigat” and the colored historic mansions. Your hosts, David and Cindy, offer great attention to detail and service. Looking forward to welcome you with Prosecco and fresh fruits!

PM78 Urban Oasis

Pietermaai 78 / +(599 9) 697 1838 31


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Historic location

The most personal tours of Curaçao.

Historic Pietermaai Walk. Learn about the neigbourhoud and UNESCO Buildings and close with a free drink and Dutch Apple pie. Every Tuesday at 17.00 o’clock. Max 15 prs. PRICE $ 15,- PP . Sunset boat trip. Roundabout in Spanish Water area with drink at Barbara Beach or Fuikbaai with Boston Whaler 21ft. Every Wednesday at 16.00 o’clock. Max 6 prs. PRICE $ 45,- PP Snorkling boat trip. Get’s offshore with Boston Whaler 21ft to Jan Thiel and Caracas Baai and snorkel around a wreck! Every Thursday at 13.30 o’clock. Max 6 prs. PRICE $ 65,- PP Including Scubalodge BBQ Night $ 85,- PP

Snorkelbus. Discover the wonders of the Caribbean underwater world! One of our dive masters will take you on an expedition. EVERY WEDNESDAY $ 35,-

Wakeboard/waterski boat trip. Enjoy or learn wakeboarding and end with a drink at Barbara Beach Diving boat Trips. At in demand with Boston Whaler 21ft. Hotel ’t Klooster is aEvery unique historic location Pietermorning/afternoon/full day. From Friday at 10 o’clock. maai District. The cosy courtyard with its plunge pool, $ 500,- PER HALF/DAY excl. PRICE $ 65,- PP Grand Café Augustinus in theequipment. former chapel and Max 4 persons.the per-

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Hotel ’t Klooster

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Divinrgip boat t Morning, afternoon or full day to unexplored dive spots Min 4 persons.

Sunse boat tript Cruise the Spanish Water area with drinks and snacks at Barbara Beach or Fuikbaai with a Boston Whaler 21ft. On request. Max 6 prs. PRICE $ 55,- PP

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Pietermaai District

HISTORY Around the early 18th century, the walled city of Willemstad had more than 200 houses, and there was no place within the walls for more buildings. The first expansion took place about half a mile east, that soon became the suburb Pietermaai. Pietermaai District lends its name from Dutch captain PIETER DE MEIJ who travelled from Brazil to Curaçao in 1674. Initially Pietermaai was a narrow strip of land between the sea and the Waaigat. Part of the Waaigat was drained, which gave Pietermaai space in width. Residences were built on both sides of the strip. Only after the Punda wall was demolished in 1860, there were also houses built between Punda and Pietermaai. The suburb then gave the character of entertainment district with theaters and restaurants. On the 23th of September 1877 a hurricane hit Pietermaai District, several houses were completely wiped away and most of them heavily damaged. During the last decennia of the 20th century Pietermaai fell into complete decay! Constant developments in the last 20 years helped Pietermaai regain its former glory.

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SECURITY Pietermaai District’s security can be recognized by their blue polo’s and ‘Pietermaai Security’ on their backs, they are always around to look after your safety. SEA & SWIM You’ll find 3 beaches in the Pietermaai District; Rock Beach, Scuba Lodge, Avila Beach. You can also lounge at the Saint Tropez pool.


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Events

Pietermaai District JAZZ WEEK The last week of August, Pietermaai District celebrates Jazz. Inspired by the Curacao North Sea Jazz Foundation with a lot of live performances and jamm sessions (Every year we have some familiar faces from the jazz world show up to join a session). PIETERMAAI PROEFT Every June we celebrate the different tastes of the Pietermaai District. There will be a fine food courtyard showcasing lots of high quality dishes by the chefs of the many restaurants in our district. This of course accompanied by great wines, special beers and Live Music.

CHRISTMAS FAIR Saturday the 29th of November Pietermaai District transforms into a Tropical Winter Wonderland. Food & drink stalls, Santa Claus, a Christmas fair and live music will give you a reason to be jolly. PIETERMAAI PAGARA PARTY Wednesday the 31st of December ( 11AM) we invite you to join a typical Curacao Tradition. A pagara party! Along the route of this giant firework you will find food & drink stalls and of course music. Beware… this is during the day! BLUE SEA FESTIVAL More info coming soon. KINGSDAY Monday the 27th of April we celebrate the birthday of our king (biggest event of the year). Authentic Dutch kids games, live music, food stalls, lots of secondhand and creative art stalls and much more. Don’t forget to wear orange! FOR MORE INFO CHECK OUR FACEBOOK PAGE. FACEBOOK.COM/PIETERMAAIDISTRICT

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Padi dive school & shop

We dive you crazy!

DIVE CENTER PIETERMAAI

Dive Center Pietermaai aims to be the best and most personal diving school of the island. Small groups and good understanding of all individual needs. With professional and honest advice we will help you choose exactly what is right for you.

Scuba Lodge Pietermaai 104 / +(599 9) 465 2575

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