Curaçao Sights

Kura Hulanda Museum

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

Published 02/01/2016

Fodor's Review

Pet project of Dutch billionaire philanthropist Jacob Gelt-Dekker who brought the Otrabanda neighborgood back to life in the '90s, this fascinating anthropological museum reveals the island's diverse roots. Housed in a restored 18th-century village, the museum is built around a former mercantile square (Kura Hulanda means "Holland courtyard"), where the Dutch once housed slaves mostly before they were sold and exported. Somber exhibits of the transatlantic slave trade are tempered by sections that highlight the origins of the diaspora, including relics from West African empires, examples of pre-Columbian gold, and Antillean art. Call ahead for guided tours or rent an audio guide.

Sight Information

Address:

Klipstraat 9, Willemstad, n/a Curaçao, Curaçao

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Phone:

5999-434–7765

Sight Details:

  • $10
  • Mon.–Sat. 9:30–4:30

Published 02/01/2016

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