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Kura Hulanda Museum

Kura Hulanda Museum Review

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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  • Address: Klipstraat 9, Otrobanda, Willemstad | Map It
  • Phone: 5999/434–7765
  • Cost: $10
  • Hours: Thurs.–Sat. 10–5
  • Website:
  • Location: Willemstad
Updated: 02-27-2014

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