Map of the Netherlands Antilles
|Country||Kingdom of the Netherlands|
|Constituent country||Netherlands Antilles|
|Historic Area of Willemstad, Inner City and Harbour, Netherlands Antilles*|
|UNESCO World Heritage Site|
|Criteria||ii, iv, v|
|Region†||Europe and North America|
|Inscription||1997 (21st Session)|
|* Name as inscribed on World Heritage List.|
† Region as classified by UNESCO.
Willemstad is the territorial capital of the Netherlands Antilles. The Netherlands and The Kingdom of the Netherlands are two distinct geographical and administrative entities Constituent country is a phrase used often by official institutions in contexts in which a country makes up a part of a larger entity or grouping The Netherlands Antilles ( Dutch:) previously known as the Netherlands West Indies or Dutch Antilles/West Indies, is part of the Lesser Antilles Curaçao (ˈkjuːrəsaʊ in English Dutch: Curaçao, Papiamento: Kòrsou) is an Island in the southern Caribbean Sea, A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a site (such as a Forest, Mountain, Lake, Desert, Monument, Building, complex As of 2008 there are a total of 878 World Heritage Sites located in 145 "State Parties" The Netherlands ( Dutch:, ˈnedərlɑnt is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which consists of the Netherlands the Netherlands A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a site (such as a Forest, Mountain, Lake, Desert, Monument, Building, complex This is a list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Europe. Asia Minor, Cyprus, all of the Aegean Islands, the Canaries A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a site (such as a Forest, Mountain, Lake, Desert, Monument, Building, complex The Netherlands Antilles ( Dutch:) previously known as the Netherlands West Indies or Dutch Antilles/West Indies, is part of the Lesser Antilles Located at , on the island of Curaçao, it has an estimated population of 125,000. Curaçao (ˈkjuːrəsaʊ in English Dutch: Curaçao, Papiamento: Kòrsou) is an Island in the southern Caribbean Sea, The city consists of two quarters: Punda and Otrobanda. They are separated by the St. Anna bay, an inlet that leads into the large natural harbour called the 'Schottegat'.
Punda was established in 1634, when the Dutch captured the island from Spain. Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. The original name of Punda originally was de punt in Dutch. Dutch ( is a West Germanic language spoken by around 24 million people 22 million of which are from the Netherlands, Belgium and Suriname Otrobanda, which was founded in 1707, is the newer section of the city and is considered to be the cultural center of Willemstad. Year 1707 ( MDCCVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Its name originated from the Papiamentu otro banda, which means "the other side. Papiamento (or Papiamentu) is the Language spoken on the Caribbean islands of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao (the so-called " Punda and Otrobanda are connected by Queen Emma Bridge, a long pontoon bridge. The Queen Emma Bridge is a Pontoon bridge across St Anna Bay in the Netherlands Antilles. A pontoon bridge or floating bridge is a Bridge that floats on water supported by barge-or-boat-like pontoons to support the bridge deck and its dynamic The city center of Willemstad boasts an array of colonial architecture that is influenced by Dutch styles. The Netherlands ( Dutch:, ˈnedərlɑnt is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which consists of the Netherlands the Netherlands The city center, with its peculiar architecture and beautiful harbour entry, has been made a UNESCO world heritage site. United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization ( UNESCO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established on November 16 A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a site (such as a Forest, Mountain, Lake, Desert, Monument, Building, complex
Due to its location near the South American oilfields, its political stability and its natural deep water harbor, Willemstad became the site of an important seaport and refinery. ||-||-|-||-||-||-||-||-||-|} A port is a facility for receiving Ships and transferring cargo Willemstad harbor is one of the largest oil handling ports in the Caribbean. The refinery, originally built and owned by Royal Dutch Shell in 1915, was sold to the Curacao government for one guilder in 1985  and is now leased to PDVSA, the state owned Venezuelan oil company.
The city also is a tourist destination and contains several casinos. Tourism is Travel for Recreational or Leisure purposes The World Tourism Organization defines tourists as people who "travel A casino is in the modern sense of the word a facility that houses and accommodates certain types of Gambling activities
Willemstad is served by Hato International Airport, which is the home base of Insel Air, Curacao's airline. Hato International Airport or Curaçao International Airport is the airport of Willemstad, Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles. Insel Air International BV (Insel Air is an airline based in Willemstad, Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles.
Baseball has a strong presence in Willemstad. Pabao Little League has also appeared in the last 5 Little League World Series. The Little League World Series is a Baseball Tournament for children aged 11 12 and 13 years old In addition, MLB All-star Andruw Jones, MLB Atlanta Braves pitcher Jair Jurrjens and MLB Seattle Mariners outfielder Wladimir Balentien all hail from Willemstad. Andruw Rudolf Jones (born April 23, 1977 in Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles) is a Major League Baseball player for the Jair Francoise Jurrjens (born January 29, 1986 in Willemstad, Curaçao, in the Netherlands Antilles) is a Dutch The Seattle Mariners are an American professional baseball team based in Seattle, Washington, United States. Wladimir Ramon Balentien (born July 2, 1984 in Willemstad Netherlands Antilles) is a Major League Baseball Outfielder for the