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THE RIGHT LOCATION FOR PEOPLE LOOKING FOR A LIVELY ENVIRONMENT 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.
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Content Restaurants & Bars
Belle Terrace (Avila) 10/15 BijBlauw 11/15 Blues (Avila) 12/15 Miles 13/21 Brasserie Chapter 14/29 Ginger 16/22 Cristal 17 Déjà vu! 17 Fishalicious 17 Kome 18/22 Mundo Bizarro 21/23 Mise en Place 23 Café Old Dutch 23 Scuba Lodge Ocean Bar 28/31/32/41 Saint Tropez Ocean Club 29 Café de Tijd 31 De Kroeg 31 The Happy BBQ Place 33 District 1850’s 33
Hotels & Apartments Shopping PUBLISHER For Pietermaai District by Evento Curaçao DESIGN / OPMAAK Sabine Berger / Colorworks Edwin Servaas / Departmnt PHOTOGRAPHY Berber van Beek www.studiorootz.com PRINT One Media Group For more information: www.pietermaaidistrict.com email@example.com
Nieuw Pietermaai apartments 15 Boutique Hotel BijBlauw 11/15 Dushi Pietermaai Apartments 17 Boutique Hotel ‘t Klooster 22/30/34/36 Pietermaai Boutique Hotel 24/29/40 Pietermaai Apartments 25 Scuba Lodge & Ocean Suites 28/31/32/41 PM78 Urban Oasis 29/35 Saint Tropez Apartments & Suites 29 Studentenkamers 31
Various Kapsalon Jolanda Wils 22 Map of Pietermaai 26/27 BPO Caribbean 33 The Movies Curaçao 33 Events & Happenings 38/39 E-sites 47 BijBlauw concept store 11/15
AN EVENTFUL HISTORY
Pietermaai has transformed into
Since the year 2000 Pietermaai
a new rapidly developing trendy
has undergone a major metamor-
neighborhood. Although this part
phosis. Most of the 200-year old
of Curacao used to belong to the
mansions and workers houses,
upper class, it became a ghetto
being monuments in the meantime,
during the last decades of the
have been renovated and have
20th century after a long period
a new lease of life. They have
of neglect and being sparsely
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.
Skyworks Curaรงao Aerial Film and photography
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 of Pietermaai. Residences were built on both sides of the strip.
After the city walls wore torn down in the 1850â€™s the suburb became known as an entertainment district with many theaters and restaurants. On the 23rd of September 1877 a hurricane hit Pietermaai District, several houses were completely wiped away and most of them
SECURITY Pietermaai District’s security can be recognized by their blue polo’s and ‘Pietermaai Security’ on their backs. They are always around so you can enjoy the safety.
heavily damaged. During the last decennia of the 20th century
SEA & SWIM
Pietermaai fell into complete
You’ll find 2 beaches in the Pietermaai
decay! Constant developments
District; Scuba Lodge & Ocean Suites
in the last 20 years helped
and Avila Beach. You can also lounge
Pietermaai regain its former glory.
at the Saint Tropez pool.
FOOD WITH A VIEW
UNIQUE & HEALTHY
A romantic and unique outdoor restaurant that is open for lunch and dinner containing a traditional atmosphere combined with a fantastic view of the Caribbean Sea. Belle Terrace restaurant presents an exclusive à la carte menu from Monday till Friday, called “Taste of the Region”. Offering regional ingredients which gives you the opportunity to get acquainted with the Caribbean in a truly unique and healthy way. Fine dining at its best! On Saturdays we invite you to come and enjoy a Caribbean Grill Night (buffet style).
Penstraat 130 / +(599 9) 461 4377
SHOP, EAT AND DRINK
LET US ASTOUND YOU! BijBlauw is the hidden gem to shop, dine & drink in Pietermaai! At the BijBlauw Concept Store you will find the latest trends in clothing & accessories, as well as beautiful home decor & linen. The collection is filled with refined brands like 10Days and Penn&Ink. After getting your new outfit in our store, let us astound you with refreshing drinks and culinary delights in our seafront restaurant. We are open for breakfast, lunch, drinks & dinner.
Pietermaai 82-84 / +599 9 650 0550 11
SOUL IN YOUR PINCHO
JAZZ ON THE ROCKS, SOUL IN YOUR FOOD The jazz hotspot on Curaçao offers international cuisine with a variety of “Pinchos” (large skewers with meat, fish and/or vegetables) combined with a breathtaking view. Just like the music, the food at Blues is anything but traditional. Blues Bar & Restaurant is located at the far end of the pier at the Avila Hotel and offers panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea offering the “jazziest” sunset of the island. On Tuesdays we invite you to come and enjoy our Burger Night. 12
Penstraat 130 / +(599 9) 461 4377
EAT AND DRINK
JAZZ, VINYL & CIGARS Miles, named after Jazz legend Miles Davis, is a cozy Jazz Café 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 CAFÉ
Nieuwestraat 42 / +(599 9) 520 5200 13
EAT & DRINK
FOOD IS OUR RELIGION Brasserie Chapter will go back to basic and stands for pure tastes and honest products. A place with a cosy and laid-back atmosphere. You are welcome for dinner, whether it is for a good glass of wine with a small bite or a 3-course menu. You can also come inside for an excellent cut of meat during our Thursday Smokehouse Night. Brasserie Chapter is a place where you will get a feeling of being at home.
BRASSERIE CHAPTER 14
Abraham de Veerstraat 12 / +(599 9) 461 2806
Where the food is ‘hot’ and the music ‘cool’!
Food with a view.
T. +(599 9) 461 4377 Daily Sunset Happy Hour, Tuesday Burger Night, Wednesday Unplugged Night. Thursday: Live Jazz Night. Open daily: 18-23hr / Closed Mon.
Nieuw Pietermaai Studentenhuisvesting in Nieuwestraat en Pietermaai T. +(599 9) 465 0558 / 529 4423 “JE VERBLIJF IS BELANGRIJK VOOR JE EN WIJ BEGRIJPEN DAT” firstname.lastname@example.org
T. +(599 9) 461 4377 From Sunday till Friday Taste the Region, Saturday is Caribbean Grill Night, Daily Lunch, Daily All Day Dining, First Sunday of the month, Brunch & Plunge.
Boutique Hotel BijBlauw Pietermaai 82-84 / T. +(599 9) 650 0550 Eat-Sleep-Shop. Seafront terrace. Breakfast-lunch-dinner. Wine happy hour - chef’s table - Shop till late Open daily: 07-23hrs www.bijblauw.com
A GREAT FIND WITH FREE LIMO PICK-UP SERVICE A hidden gem for a dinner party with delicious Carib Asian dishes and appetizers. This hotspot is hidden in a courtyard in the trendy neighborhood Pietermaai District. Every Friday night Live music and every Saturday we have an authentic Indian Buffet. 16
Penstraat 130 / +(599 9) 5125 777
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-Sat: 18.00 till midnight Lunch: Mon-Fri only on reservation Saturday closed for lunch. Sunday closed. 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
DĂŠjĂ Vu! Restaurant
French vin-tage cuisine Pietermaai 80 T. +(599 9) 465 1029/ 525 3322 Our flavors will take you on a culinary journey to France! Reserve a table at our sea view balcony. Open daily: 18.00 till late 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
EAT AND DRINK
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! 18
Johan van Walbeeckplein 6 / +(599 9) 465 0413
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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 specialized 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!
Nieuwestraat 12 / +(599 9) 461 6767 21
Ginger -Carib Asian Cuisine-
Kapsalon Jolanda Wils
Nieuwestraat 32 T. +(599 9) 465 1666 Friday Night Live music Indian Buffet on Saturday.
Nieuwestraat 28 T. +(599 9) Trendy hairdresser in the heart of Pietermaai District.
Open daily: 17.00 - 11.00hr www.gingercuracao.com
Boutique Hotel â€˜t Klooster A. de Veerstraat 12 T. +(599 9) 461 2650 Unique boutique hotel with cosy courtyard and plunge pool. A pleasant stay for the tourist as well as for the business traveler. * local rates available. 22
Open: Mon - Fri 09.00-18.00hr Sat 09.00-16.00hr www.facebook.com/jolandawils
Kome Johan van Walbeeckplein 6 T. +(599 9) 465 0413 Friday: Afternoon HH 17.30-19.00hr Wednesday: Tapas y Copas Night Saturday: Brunch from 11.00-14.30hr Lunch Mon-Fri: 12-14.30hr Dinner Tues-Sat: 18-22hr Brunch: Sat. www.komecuracao.com
Miles Jazz Café Nieuwestraat 42 T. +(599 9) 520 5200 Happy Hour daily: 17.30-18.30hr Saturday Night Live Music. Sun-Thur: 16.00-02.00hr Fri & Sat: 16.00-03.00hr www.facebook.com/milesjazzcafe
Mundo Bizarro Nieuwestraat 12 T. +(599 9) 461 6767 Live Acoustic Music on Fri & Sat Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Daily: 08.00-02.00hr www.mundobizarrocuracao.com
Mise en Place
Café Old Dutch
Nieuwestraat 8 T. +(599 9) 461 1848 *Looking for a flexible job in hospitality that pays? *Need temporary hospitality personnel? Mise en Place. One-stop hospitality & event staffing.
Pietermaai 25 T. +(599 9) 465 7225 Your local pub on Curaçao! Tuesday’s: Dart competition Thursday’s: Klaverjas & stampot.
Open daily: 09.00-18.00hr
Open: Mon-Thurs: 17-03.00hr Fri-Sat: 16.00-04.00hr
LONG TERM RENTAL LUXURY LIVING IN DOWNTOWN PIETERMAAI DISTRICT www.pietermaaiapartments.com
PLAZA BIEU LAUNDROMAT
PIETERMAAI PARKING & MALL
MINIMARKET CAFÉ DE TIJD PIET E
MISE EN PLACE
AI (S CHATA T.)
PM78 APARTMENTS BEACH HOUSE
STUDENTEN SUITE NIEUW PIETERMAAI
CAFÉ OLD DUTCH
JOLANDA WILS HEEREN2 PIETERMAAI BOUTIQUE HOTEL
MILES JAZZ CAFÉ
DUSHI PIETERMAAI APARTMENTS
E-SITES DÉJA VU
PIETERMAAI INFO & OFFICES EVENTO & BPO A. DE VEERSTRAAT
HOTEL ‘T KLOOSTER
KOME CRISTAL PIETER
ST TROPEZ OCEAN CLUB SCUBA & SUITES LODGE & OCEAN SUITES
AVILA HOTEL AVILA BEACH
SEAQUARIUM BEACH $
PROUD PARTNERS OF PIETERMAAI DISTRICT
BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER & BAR
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 Ă la carte menu or daily specials. Thursday night = BBQ night. Our ocean front bar & restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
SCUBA LODGE & OCEAN SUITES 28
Pietermaai 104 / +(599 9) 465 2575
Pietermaai Boutique Hotel Pietermaai 51 T. +(599 9) 465 0478 Centrally located restored monuments. Special ‘Antillean rates’.
PM78 Urban Oasis Pietermaai 78 T. +(599 9) 697 1838 Charming townhouse with luxury boutique apartments.
Saint Tropez Ocean Club Apartments & Suites
Abraham de Veerstraat 12 T. +(599 9) 461 2806 Food is our religion. Thursday night “the smokehouse”. Open: Mon - Sat 17.30 - 12.00
Pietermaai 152 T. +(599 9) 461 7727 Luxurious restaurant with bar & hotel. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks & pool. Mon: sushi & Cocktails. Wed: ribs.
Fri: happy hours 18-19hr & 21-22hr
COZY & RELAXED BOUTIQUE HOTEL ‘T KLOOSTER
A. de Veerstraat 12 / (+599 9) 461 2650
Studentenkamers Scuba Lodge & Ocean Suites Pietermaai 104 / T. +(599 9) 465 2575 Leading boutique hotel of Curaçao, Dive Center Pietermaai & Ocean Front Bar & Restaurant.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner & bar Daily: 8am-12pm / www.scubalodge.com
Café de Tijd Pietermaai 1-7 T. +(599 9) 465 0987 Happy Hours: Thur 21-23hr (with DJ) Free pool, darts and other games. On Thursdays we always have a DJ playing some fantastic tunes. Open: Mon-Th: 16-03hr Fri-Sat: 16-04hr email@example.com
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. firstname.lastname@example.org www.curakamers.com
De Kroeg Waaigat z/n T. +(599 9) 517 9874 Fantastic view over Pietermaai District. Late night drinks and the best shoarma in town. Open Thur-Sat: 18-04hr www.facebook.com/dekroeg
EAT, DRINK, SLEEP & DIVE
Scuba Lodge & Ocean 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 youâ€™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 & OCEAN SUITES 32
Pietermaai 104 / +(599 9) 465 2575
bpo Caribbean Abraham de Veerstraat 6 T. +(599 9) 9 670 3302 Gives advice, support and trainings around safety, quality and environment email@example.com www.bpo-caribbean.com
The Happy BBQ place Nieuwestraat 46 T. +(599 9) 788 0025 Live entertainment, happy theme nights, weekly happy hours with snacks, you can find it all at the happy BBQ place! Open: Monday till Friday
The Movies Curaçao
Plaza Mundo Merced T. +(599 9) 435 5180 Everyone is welcome to see the best movies together with popcorn and a soft drink!
Curaçao’s newest nightlife district.
Open daily: 12:45-16:45hr and 17-24hr
Scharlooweg 72 – 76 Friday Wicked Jazz night & Happy hour Open: Tue -Thu 17:00 - 01:00hr & Fri - Sat 17:00 - 04:00hr
BUSINESS STAY WITH A PERSONAL TOUCH The cosy courtyard with plunge pool and the personal touch of our team’s service ensure a pleasant stay on Curaçao for leisure guests as well as business travellers. local rates * free wifi * free parking * business rates
BOUTIQUE HOTEL ‘T KLOOSTER
A. de Veerstraat 12/ (+599 9) 461 2650
SLEEP & RELAX
EXCLUSIVE & PERSONAL Enjoy the breathtaking 5star Apartment or the new Beach House: both ocean front with private pools and beach area. Celebrate your holiday in the City Apartment or Junior Suite. Imagine: after a day at the beach, relaxing on your balcony with view to the inland water â€œHet Waaigatâ€? and the colored historic mansions and visit the best restaurants you surrounded by. When you prefer 100% privacy with 180 degrees sea view, the Ocean View Loft is the perfect choice for you. Your hosts, David and Cindy, offer great attention to detail and service. Looking forward to welcome you with Prosecco and fresh fruits! Tripadvisor Excellence Award and Zoover Gold Award.
PM78 URBAN OASIS
Pietermaai 78 / +(599 9) 697 1838 35
HIDDEN GEM OF PIETERMAAI DISTRICT Boutique Hotel ‘t Klooster features characteristic ‘monastery rooms’ in various sizes. These renovated former monastery rooms are located around our cosy tropical courtyard with a plunge pool, sunbeds and luxurious couches for your relaxation!
BOUTIQUE HOTEL ‘T KLOOSTER 36
A. de Veerstraat 12/ (+599 9) 461 2650
Personal tours of Curaรงao
Including historic, architectural, cultural or culinary walking tours in the historic Pietermaai District FOR RESERVATIONS: WWW.PIETERMAAI.TOURS PIETERMAAI 104 / +599 9 465 2575
EVENTS & HAPPENINGS
BLUE SEA FESTIVAL
Watch the streets of Pietermaai
Pietermaai District celebrates Jazz.
District come alive with the
Inspired by the Curaรงao North Sea
electrifying sounds of blues music
Jazz Foundation with a lot of live
during the Curaรงao International
performances and jam sessions.
BlueSeas Festival. Talented
Every year we have some familiar
musicians will delight you with
faces from the worldwide jazz
their original creations in a host of
scene show up to join a session.
MAY 6 & 7
WEEK OF CNSJ
We invite you to join a typical
Celebrate the birthday of our
CuraĂ§ao Tradition. A pagara
king. In the biggest event of the
party! Along the route of this giant
year authentic Dutch kids games,
firework you will find food & drink
live music, food stalls, lots of
stalls and of course music.
secondhand and creative art stalls
and much more fill the district.
Donâ€™t forget to wear orange!
Celebrate the different tastes of the
Pietermaai District. There will be a
fine food courtyard showcasing lots
Pietermaai District transforms into
of high quality dishes by the chefs of
a Tropical Winter Wonderland.
the many restaurants in the district.
Food & drink stalls, Santa Claus, a
This of course accompanied by great
Christmas fair and live music will
wines, special beers and live music.
give you a reason to be jolly.
SLEEP, SWIM & DINE
19TH CENTURY BUILDINGS These hotel rooms are situated in different historical city buildings, where history and modern facilities are melted together. A stay at Pietermaai hotel rooms will take you back in time where old Dutch architecture is recognizable but conducted to the tropical climate. Special ‘Antillean rates’.
PIETERMAAI BOUTIQUE HOTEL 40
Pietermaai 51 / +(599 9) 465 0478
DIVE CENTER PIETERMAAI
PADI DIVE SCHOOL & SHOP
WE DIVE YOU CRAZY!
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 & OCEAN SUITES Pietermaai 104 / +(599 9) 465 2575
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TIPS FROM OUR PARTNERS CURRENCY Our currency on Curaçao is the Antillean Guilder (also called the Florin) and abbreviated ANG. or NAFL. , but $ are widely accepted as well (you may get ANG as change instead of USD). Payments can also be made by credit card in most places, however some merchants only accept cash. The prices in island stores are fixed, and not a jumping-off point for bargaining.
EXCHANGE RATES Exchange rates may vary at Hotels or stores. Maduro & Curiel’s Bank does exchange most common currencies at their branches. The ATM machines (Bankomatiko’s) on the island will give you the option for USD or Florin (using the daily exchange rate) withdrawals.
CHECK YOUR RECEIPT Always double-check your receipt whether the prices are in ANG or USD to avoid any surprises when receiving your statement at the end of your trip.
Giving a tip is something to show appreciation and gratuity for rendered services. Here is a rule of thumb for tipping on Curaçao: Restaurants: 10-20% Housekeeping: 1$ per night Diving: 5$ per tank Taxi or Tours: 10% of total amount spent Bellboys: 1$ per bag BO BANKO AMIGU
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TIPS FROM OUR PARTNERS TRAFFIC SIGNS Traffic signs in Curaçao are, in general, similar to traffic signs in Europe and the USA. However, not everyone follows the signs as diligently as back home, so always stay vigilant and be sure the crossing is free to cross.
DRIVING IN THE RAIN Most of our roads are paved but some are still the quaint sandy roads. Always be careful especially after a rainfall as the puddles formed by rain may be hiding a hole in the road. Important to remember is that our roads get very slippery when wet. So please slow down when driving in the rain. ennia MCBCARS RENTAL
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Keep all damaged items until after the claim is settled.
TAKING CARE OF YOUR VALUABLES Most beaches, especially when diving is available, have lockers available for you to stow away your personal items. However when planning to visit remote spots on our island best to leave your valuables at home. Always leave your passport at a safe place and don’t take it with you on tours. locked cars are NOT safe! BROUGHT TO YOU BY
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Published on Jan 4, 2016
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