Pietermaai District

Since 2000 Pietermaai has transformed into a contemporary hot spot of Curacao

This is where you meet locals, adventurers, free spirits and other colorful characters. This is where you see a bank CEO and a fisherman sitting next to each other at the bar, while Cuban cigar lazily rises to the ceiling to the sounds of jazz, soul and salsa. This is where Curaçao lives to the fullest, in an atmosphere of romance, history and discovery.

Exploring historic Pietermaai and surroundings:
In historic Pietermaai District you will find everything you need for an ultimate vacation. A trendy lounge and ocean club, atmospheric restaurants, cozy cafes (and happy hours), city beach, hair stylist, drug store, yoga school, small shops, a diving school with a dive shop and a small supermarket, all reachable within a short walk of the accommodation.

Within a 5 minutes walk you will find the Willemstad historical city center Punda with a diverse range of (souvenir)shops, town squares with patio cafes, the historical synagogue, the harbor with docked cruise ships, the Pontjesbrug (also known as the swinging old lady), many museums – too much to list!

Within a 10-15 minutes walk, over the pontoon bridge, you enter the historic neighborhood Otrobanda. There you’ll find the Kura Hulanda village with restaurants, small shops and the Kura Hulanda Museum. 

Events and music in Pietermaai:
Pietermaai is a historic district (Unesco Heritage List) with a lot of new developments and active entrepreneurs, who are creating the ultimate and cozy holiday area.
Highlighting some events throughout the year:

Kings Night- and day 27th of April (Dutch party with music, fairs, orange-dressed people and much more)
Pagara (New Year’s Eve) and the Christmas Fair.
Also, a yearly street music festival is happening in Pietermaai District. The BlueSeas Festival.

Every week on Thursdays and Saturdays you can enjoy live music in the Nieuwestraat and Salsa music and dance at Mundo Bizarro. Check www.pietermaaidistrict.com for more updated information.

Restaurants in Pietermaai:
There are many excellent and charming restaurants within walking distance from your vacation home Beach House Pietermaai! Our favorites: Check also the Pietermaai Guide, which you will find upon arrival in the house. A map with all the restaurants and cozy bars is inside.

Kome: worldly cooking techniques lay the foundation for the creative freedom of Chef David and Pastry Chef Susan, Johan van Walbeeckplein
Mi Familia; Italian restaurant in the Nieuwestraat, cozy atmosphere
Fish & Joy:  delicious Seafood and more, Penstraat
Mundo Bizarro; a fusion restaurant and café with a remarkable interior, Nieuwestraat
MosaCana: Restaurant and cocktail bar; Penstraat
Restaurant Ginger: Carib Asian Cuisine, Schoonestraat, Pietermaai Smal open 7 days a week, from 5 to late
Plasa Bieu; real local food, only lunch