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    Visit: Kura Hulanda Museum, Klipstraat 9, Willemstad Curacao

    Initiated and developed by Jacob Gelt Dekker, the Museum Kurá Hulanda opened its door in April 1999. Museum Kurá Hulanda is situated right at the city-center harbor of Willemstad, where Dutch entrepreneurs once traded and transshipped enslaved Africans along with other “commercial goods.” This museum impressively exhibits the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade in its totality, from slave capture in Africa through the Middle Passage and relocation in the New World.

    Museum Kurá Hulanda further exhibits a vast collection of artifacts from continental Africa, showing the dynamic vitality and great Empires of West Africa, which in the largest collection of African artifacts in the Caribbean. The museum has recently expanded its emphasis to include other non-Western Cultures of the world, and now hosts spectacular exhibitions of the fertile Crest Region in the Middle East, Pre-Columbian Gold of Colombia, Maroon cultures of Suriname, Africans in Brazil, Santeria/Voodoo, and much more.

    Museum Kurá Hulanda demonstrates that our African and diverse cultural heritage has influenced Curaçaoan and Caribbean societies until today..
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    Two-minute walk from Brionplein, the pontoon bridge or the wharf at Otrabanda
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    • Entry/Admission - Kura Hulanda Museum
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    • Souvenirs from museum shop available for purchase
    • Guided tours available in Dutch and English for 3US$ per person.
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Museum is closed on all official holidays
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
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    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    This is a must see museum. The stories and displays of slavery, while harrowing, are essential if we are to begin to understand the wrongs done.
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    This small museum is really well-done; it's raw, informative, and comprehensive. The way the museum is laid out is nicely done and the artifacts are all well preserved and treated with respect. This museum gives you a whole new glimpse into Colonial Curacao and the impact of the
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    This excellent museum tells the story of the slave trade in Curacao. It also features art and artifacts from West Africa. You can easily spend over a hour here looking at the fascinating exhibits. There is a lot to see.
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    Very humbling and eye opening experience as you make your way around this self guided museum. Numerous African Artifacts you can view up close and personal but keep the kids from touching please! Takes about 1.5 - 2 hours to make your way through the many fine artifacts and
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    This museum displays artifacts related to slavery in the Dutch colonies. The descriptions and images are difficult to stomach, yet extremely important. It also includes information about the slave trade in other parts of the world, race relations in modern times, and wonderful
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    By: Kura Hulanda Museum
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    Somers, New York
    This is a true gem in the Caribbean
    We visited this museum on the day we were leaving and limited time to do the tour. It was amazing and we would go
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    Cleveland, Ohio
    Lots to see beyone Curacao slave history
    This museum is much more extensive than we expected. It is the personal collection of one man who had a lifelong
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    Columbus, Ohio
    Highly educational
    The building and displays are a bit cramped, but there is much to see and learn about the experience of slavery
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    pam h
    You will be moved.
    Disturbing and compelling, an exceptional collection of African artifacts and insights into slavery in the
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    Boston, Massachusetts
    This is a must see museum located in Willemstad There is many many artifacts from before BC Middle eastern
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    Griselle P
    Colorful History
    When we took the amazing story of how the slaves arrived a Curaçao we was amazed! Such a interesting story and so
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    Sydney, Australia
    The abhorence of slavery and culture of Africa
    This is a must see museum. The stories and displays of slavery, while harrowing, are essential if we are to begin
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    Wolfgang F
    Nuremberg, Germany
    Very well done
    i was so impressed how the museum is done and the lovely houses and the kind crew there, i learned a lot and was
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    Joyce L
    Gulfport, Mississippi
    Much to see!
    This indoor/outdoor museum is bursting with artifacts in small alcoves around the site. Take your time or else you
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    Pleasantly Surprised
    This museum is a must see. Since the cost of the self guided tour is US $10, I did not expect much out of the
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    Lahti, Finland
    Beautiful small museum
    Definitely worth the visit. The tickets to this museum cost 10 dollars and i Highly recommend paying the amount.
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    Brooklyn, New York
    Interesting Museum on African and African Diasporic History
    I really enjoyed the Kura Hulanda museum and it's perspective on highlighting African history from antiquity until
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    Interesting but intense
    This small museum in the city centre is well worth a visit. It was very interesting and eye opening experience. It
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    Very impressive museum about slavery. Especially when you have seen the movie "Tula the revolt" you can relate how
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    Eagle, Colorado
    tons of history and artifacts. we missed the tour and opted for a self guided reading tour, but would have
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