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Curacao Sights

Kura Hulanda Museum

  • Klipstraat 9 Map It
  • Otrobanda
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 02/27/2014

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This fascinating anthropological museum reveals the island's diverse roots. Housed in a restored 18th-century village—now largely off limits because the attached hotel has closed—the museum is built around a former mercantile square (Kura Hulanda means "Holland courtyard"), where the Dutch once sold slaves. An exhibit on the transatlantic slave trade includes a gut-wrenching replica of a slave-ship hold. Other sections feature relics from West African empires, examples

of pre-Columbian gold, and Antillean art. The complex is the brainchild of Dutch philanthropist Jacob Gelt Dekker, and the museum grew from his personal collection of artifacts.

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Sight Information

Address:

Klipstraat 9, Willemstad, Curaçao

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Phone:

5999-434–7765

Sight Details:

  • $10
  • Thurs.–Sat. 10–5

Updated 02/27/2014

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