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Kura Hulanda Museum

Klipstraat 9, Willemstad, Curacao
+599 9 434 7765
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This little musem is packed with history of slavery. They start at the beginning when the word... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
pattidube
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milford maine
Impressive

Impressive to see how this area has been rebuild and resurrected. Even though it is a hotel these... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Christina B
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Exhibits trace Curaçaoans African roots and the legacy of the slave trade in the region.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Klipstraat 9, Willemstad, Curacao
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This little musem is packed with history of slavery. They start at the beginning when the word slave did not excist as they were free. Then it moved on from there. The artifacts and art work were fasinating. They did a mock up of a...More

Thank pattidube
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Impressive to see how this area has been rebuild and resurrected. Even though it is a hotel these days, worth walking around and taking a look at.

1  Thank Christina B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended although not of the same level as government financed museums. Still, the many objects and information give a good idea of what the slave trade was and the impact on societies till today.

Thank DutchCarioca
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whenever you had some History classes in school, this is no real new information. The route they set-up for customers is not from the ancient time till recent times, so quite confusing some times. Moreover, I mostly got the impression before visiting that the museum...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I liked this Museum, although it is not about Curacao as much as the whole African experience. There is a confinement cage that shocked me. Slavery exhibits as well as African cultural artifacts. We stayed 2 hours, but there was still more to discover. Replica...More

Thank Larry Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small museum, partly focused on artifacts, partly focused on slavery. The wing that holds the history of slavery on Curacao is an interesting and at the same time implicitly terrifying part of history, that is a must-see. For history geeks, there's nothing new and much...More

1  Thank Natascha F
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

I thought this museum was very well done. They have a huge amount of artifacts and they were organized well to tell the story of slavery in the Americas. Some of the galleries are air conditioned and some are not. It's small enough that you...More

Thank DebO76
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We did the guided tour. It was very informative and the guide was very knowledgeable about history. You need to allow a good 2-2 1/2 hours here to spend with the guide for the full experience. We had to leave early due to not knowing...More

1  Thank AdventurousJax
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Thought this would be a great place to learn a prominent piece of Curacao history but we left wondering if we missed something! We were not offered a guided tour so we wandered from room to room looking at things that seemed so random. There...More

Thank Newsbyscott
Reviewed 20 June 2017

You would have to be pretty disconnected to not realize that we have been fed history in school which, if not just watered down, is selective, misleading and frequently downright false. This museum might be an eye-opener for some and confirmation for others, but it...More

2  Thank Scott J
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coastmama
7 February 2016|
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Response from Dspaul | Reviewed this property |
It is approximately half a mile. You just from the cruiseship through the riffort,along the "pontjes bridge" After the "brion" square you see the blue "Otabanda: hotel. Go into the "Breedestraat": the Kura Holanda Museum... More
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