Visiting The Dutch Countryside

Travelblog about The Netherlands | Exploring The Netherlands beyond the crowds

Dutch Caribbean

View of Playa Porto Marie beach in Curacao, Dutch Caribbean (Kingdom of The Netherlands). View on blue ocean, white beach and green flora surrounding it.

The Dutch Caribbean is a group of islands that’s so stunning, it’s almost unfair to the rest of the world. With its crystal-clear waters, pristine beaches, endless sunshine – and even rainforests, this destination is the ultimate playground for those seeking sun, fun, and adventure. There are six inhabited islands that are part of the Dutch Caribbean: Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao (ABC Islands). And, Saba, St Eustatius (or Statia) and St Maarten. 

The Dutch Caribbean are home to six islands that are part of the Kingdom of The Netherlands due to its colonial past. Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius are special municipalities within the Kingdom since 2010. Curaçao, Sint Maarten and Aruba are autonomous countries within the Kingdom of The Netherlands.

The real star of the show in the Dutch Caribbean is the food. From the famous Dutch stroopwafels to the Caribbean’s best BBQ, visitors can indulge in a variety of delicious cuisine that’s sure to satisfy even the pickiest eaters.

And for those looking for a more active adventure, the Dutch Caribbean has got you covered. With world-class diving and snorkeling sites, adrenaline-pumping water sports like windsurfing and kiteboarding, and hiking trails that offer breathtaking views of the islands, there’s never a dull moment here.

But perhaps the best thing about the Dutch Caribbean is its people. Known for their warm hospitality and laid-back attitude, the locals will make you feel right at home from the moment you arrive.

So come on down to the Dutch Caribbean, where the sun is always shining, the food is always delicious, and the adventures are always waiting. I’ll save you a spot on the beach.

view on one of the great beaches in Aruba during sunset: ocean, beach and palmtrees with sunset in the background
view on one of the best beaches in Curaçao: blue water and sandy white beach, with green mountainous hills in the background.
View on an old Dutch fort with a pink red roof and the ocean in the background at the Caribbean island of Sint Eustatius.
Sint Eustatius
View on the capital of Bonaire: Kralendijk. Historic colonial buildings in the back and clear blue water of the ocean in front.
View on a windy road and the ocean in the back ground on the island of Saba: Dutch Caribbean
view on capital city of sint maarten: phillipsburg. Buildings on a thin streak of land with beaches on each side and green mountains in the background.
Sint Maarten