“De Gouverneur’

Restaurant Gouverneur de Rouville, or simply “De Gouverneur’ is situated in Otrobanda, Willemstad, with a magnificent view over our world famous Handelskade.
Very popular restaurant amongst locals and tourists to come and enjoy a lunch or a dinner, while watching large ships passing by in the harbor of Willemstad.

Our menu consists of overall well appreciated International dishes as well as traditional Local cuisine with Caribbean twist.
But we are not only nice for coffee, lunch or dinner, if you are looking for a location for a private business meeting, a different team building activity, your celebration of an anniversary or wedding, your end of the year event or a professional guided wine tasting, we do offer it ALL.

Almost everything is possible.

We are open 365 days a year from 10am till late.


The building became for the first time a catering industry establishment in 1989, “Rum Runners”, what is changed into “West Indies” in 1997. ‘West Indies’ was taken over in 2001 by the current operators. They’ve changed the name, after renovating, into Restaurant & Café Gouverneur De Rouville, shortly said “De Gouverneur”. This name had been chosen because of the street where the building is located, the Rouvilleweg.

De Gouverneur is a beautiful structure, with one of the most desirable view of the famous UNESCO world heritage site called Handelskade. The building is quite large and has many different seating areas. The balcony with a spectacular view, hidden romantic garden with giant cast iron fountain that takes you on a journey to another world or a private air-conditioned meeting room making it also a great choice for meetings, weddings, or workshops, last but not least our bar with a Motown theme and daily happy hour from 5pm -6 pm. You’re going to love your visit

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