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Address: N. van den Brandhofstraat 1, Willemstad, Curacao
Phone Number: 59994652327
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Description: Opened in 1999 as one of many projects undertaken to commemorate Curaçao’s...
Opened in 1999 as one of many projects undertaken to commemorate Curaçao’s 500th anniversary in 1999.
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Something to do while in Willemstad. Admission was cheap. Learned a lot about Curacao history through the video at the back. Would be especially interesting for those... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Cortland, New York, United States
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Something to do while in Willemstad. Admission was cheap. Learned a lot about Curacao history through the video at the back. Would be especially interesting for those interested in history, sailing, and ships.

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The top floor is hot and stuffy. Start with the informative video. Then work your way down from the top. No spoilers, but do check out the history of the figurehead hanging on the wall

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Tirol, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Nice little museum, located just behind the floating market in Punda. The entrance fee is rather high, but it is an interesting place for the nautically interestet. The aproximately 30 min infoflim is well made and provides a good lot of not to specific background on the nautical and seafaring history of Curacao. The exhibits are well displayed, only the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This museum is just across the bridge from Punda into the region of Scharloo, but it's very close talking distance from most of the other major attractions in Willemstad, so I do recommend it for those that want something more than just playing with a dolphin. What I love about this museum is that it's partly about the maritime industry,... More 

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Slidell, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Because of Curacao maritime culture, I consider this museum, together with the Kura Hulanda Museum, two necessary stops to learn about the city. Housed in an interesting building, it tells you about the Columbus voyages, the difference between a pirate and a privateer and its consequences, as well as other curious maritime historical data. Great for teenagers. Highly recommended.

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Curitiba, Brazil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Installed in an old, historic and carefully restored building - in the past it was a hospice and later a hotel - the museum is a private collection that neatly portrays, in three floors and in hundreds of different pieces, the maritime history of Curacao over the last 300 years, from the discovery of America to the present days. Fee... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Not worth your time. Overpriced for what is displayed. It looks more like a high school project. Don't waste your time and money.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Check the hours to make sure you are able to visit the museum. This museum covers the history from the first discoveries to present day. This is a good place to start in order to get the history of the area.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very interesting and worthwhile - enjoyed the 30 min documentary. Found the history fascinating - helped us understand the Dutch roots. The architecture of the building and the history of how it was restored was fascinating.

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concord
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Take a look, only $6 and lots of information. We spent less than an hour inside and was very satisfied with what we saw/read. It is right downtown so you can continue with your plans right outside.

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Address: N. van den Brandhofstraat 1, Willemstad, Curacao
Phone Number: 59994652327
Location: Caribbean  >  Curacao  >  Willemstad

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