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Address: Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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The unofficial town center, featuring an 18th-century courthouse and a...

The unofficial town center, featuring an 18th-century courthouse and a tourist information booth.

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Wathey Square - First Stop When You Get Off The Water Taxi In Philippsburg

When you get off the water taxi walk away from there up past the Boardwalk and you will arrive in Wathey Square. which is really the Town Centre. It is really busy at most times... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kirktoncoll
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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396 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When you get off the water taxi walk away from there up past the Boardwalk and you will arrive in Wathey Square. which is really the Town Centre. It is really busy at most times. The Old Courthouse is close by as well and it dates from the 1800s. This gives your bearings to find the Boardwalk and Old St... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

In the centre of the boardwalk there is a police station next to the ATM giving a feeling of safety when withdrawing cash. A wide open area with taxi stand it has easy access to the Front Street shopping area

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ontario canada
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310 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

This is in the middle of the shopping area of Philipsburg so you will stumble on it no matter if your looking for it or not.

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Thank pinn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Hodge pier and Wathey Square, shaded by palms, lead to the picturesque old courthouse, behind which there is a colorful outdoor market. The square is lined with jewejry stores, including Diamonds International, where we had a great experience. Benches dot the shaded square (there could be many more), where you and the locals can rest your feet from the day... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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378 reviews
146 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is an historical building that is kept up well and painted nicely. It is a short walk to it in downtown Philipsburg.

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Shelter Island, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2016

This building has been well taken care of over the years and the outside was completely redone several years ago. It is a vey historic sight and when ever you see it you think St Maarten

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Polk City, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

It is a nice square which has the old court house and a few benches, but it is surrounded by shops in the downtown shopping area.

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Thank Keystonekel
London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016

There's not much to it other than a place to rest or take a couple of photos. When we were there a few local food stalls had set up and were offering jerk and creole foods which was a nice change from the mainly burger and fries joints on the Boardwalk.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 474 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015

This was nothing more than a good meeting place for tours and a good landmark to lead cruise ship patrons back to the water taxi. It is aligned with the courthouse and water taxi pier. Here was able to find gentlemen offering island tours, which I found cheaper with my own taxi drivers. I also got a nice photo of... More 

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Regina
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26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2015

A great walk while shopping or exploring. I love looking at building and as always I search out buildings every time I visit a new place or a place I have been but not yet seen.

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