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The Dutch Antilles consisted of two island groups of three islands
each; the Netherlands Leeward and the Netherlands Windward islands.
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'De Nederlandse Antillen' was an integral part of the Netherlands - until dissolution on 10th October, 2010
provided two new constituent countries within the Kingdom of the Netherlands:
Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius became a direct part of the
Netherlands as special municipalities (bijzondere gemeenten),
Netherlands Leeward - Off The Coast of Venezuela
The Leeward group, situated north-west of Caracas, Venezuela, consisted of Curacao, Bonaire, and Aruba (until 1986).
The Windward group, east of Puerto Rico,
consisted of the southern half of St Martin (Sint Maarten) and
all of St Eustatius and Saba.
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Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten.
Weather in the Caribbean:
Local weather forecasts for destinations around the Caribbean region.
The official language is Dutch, although English and Spanish are
Papiamento is a mixture of mostly Dutch, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Kon ta bai (general greeting)
Bon dia (good day)
Bon tarde (good afternoon)
Bon nochi (good evening)
Masha danki (many thanks)
Willemstad is the capital of Curacao.
Settled by the Spanish in 1527, the city was taken by the Dutch in
Places of interest include Fort Amsterdam, the governor's palace, the town hall,
Wilhelmina Park, an 18th-century Protestant church, and a Jewish cemetery that dates from
Find hotels in the Willemstad with special online rates.
Bonaire Diving Vacations:
Great Southern Island Adventures started offering packages for divers,
windsurfers to Bonaire back in 1986.
If you choose to go self-catering, there are many mini-markets
around and fresh produce comes from Venezuela by boat.
Check-out the harbour front pavilion in Kralendijk.
The Curacao Chamber of Commerce & Industry is the voice of private enterprise in
Curacao; representing the general interests of the business community and individuals
with an interest in doing business in, from or through Curacao.
Comprehensive guide to Curacao with useful information to help you plan your
Discover a place where smiles and laughter are the daily means of exchange; where wealth
is measured in time not money; and where people dance like no one is watching.
Contact information for Curacao tourist offices in Miami, New York, Holland, and
Getting to Curacao
Antillean Airlines - serving Atlanta, Aruba, Bonaire, Caracas, Curacao, Kingston, Maracaibo, Miami, Paramaribo, Port au Prince, Port of Spain, Santo Domingo, San Juan, St
Maarten and Valencia.
From Flamingo Airport
If you don't hire a rental car,
taxis are the best way to get to your hotel.
Descriptions and photographs of beaches and dive sites around Curacao.
A sheltered harbour to ask your Curacao questions in.
A selection of the hundreds of historical buildings classified as monuments on Curacao.
Curacao National Parks:
There's more natural things to do in Curacao than sprawl out on a beach.
How to make typical Curacao dishes -- featuring Sopi di Banana (Plantain Soup), Keshi
Yena (Stuffed Cheese), and Kokada.
Curacao Travel Guide:
Plenty of information on Curacao to help you create your own vacation.
Curacao Travel Reports:
A selection of informative posts to the Caribbean Travel Roundup, edited by Paul
The weekly edition of what's going on in Curacao.
Where to swing your hips in Curacao to the groovy sound of Salsa.
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