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Kura Hulanda Museum

Klipstraat 9, Willemstad, Curacao
+599 9 434 7765
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The Lies our Teachers Told Us

You would have to be pretty disconnected to not realize that we have been fed history in school... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Scott J
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Norristown, Pennsylvania
Cool

It was hot but a nice change from the norm it has alot of history about the populace on the island... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joseph S
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Exhibits trace Curaçaoans African roots and the legacy of the slave trade in the region.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“guided tour” (33 reviews)
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Klipstraat 9, Willemstad, Curacao
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was hot but a nice change from the norm it has alot of history about the populace on the island but also about the USA and there history of slavery. It has alot of artifact that are also relating to Africa. Pretty cool. And...More

Thank Joseph S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our goal was to escape the heat outside, but we have spent less than one hour in this museum. The topics itself were interested, but have not been able to put my full focus on it. As half of the air-conditioning units were broken or...More

Thank Rick W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for a non-beach activity in Willemstad. We had been to the excellent Maritime Museum on our previous visit, so we tried Kura Hulanda. I was expecting it to be more about slavery, so I was surprised at the large collection of Middle-Eastern...More

Thank Kathy49NJ
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Great museum to learn more about slave trade and what people were subject to. Some of it to be particularly gripping, especially the exhibit showing the conditions on the trade vessels. Some of the exhibits continue through to present day and extend into child labor,...More

Thank nicoflac
Reviewed 13 May 2017

You can pay extra for a guided tour, and this is worth it for all the extra information. They are happy for you to wander around as long as you like afterwards or before so you can look at everything at your own pace. Not...More

Thank CatherinedeF
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

This is a terrific museum about a terrible haunting past and I encourage everyone that visits Willemstad to go see its exhibit, but not for the very squeamish. The exhibits are very realistic.

Thank James A
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Although i live here, it took me 1,5 yrs to visit. A must see if you want answers about the motivation and history of the local population. A lot of pictures and written stories to either see for yourself or being told by a (paid)...More

Thank Richard d
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Going to this museum is a must. You may think you know a lot about slavery but you don't until you go to this museum. If you are in Willemstad you should go.

Thank mywab2000
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This is a very detailed and elaborate account of the slavery and ancient civilisations. While looking through the documents and learning about the history of not just this island, you cannot but feel an immense pain and sadness considering the atrocities committed by the so...More

Thank Nena N
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coastmama
Is the museum close to the cruise ship docks and how much does it cost to get in? NCL doesn't offer as an excursion.
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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