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Maritime Museum

Address: N. van den Brandhofstraat 1, Willemstad, Curacao
Phone Number: 59994652327
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Ranked #15 of 33 Attractions in Willemstad
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Opened in 1999 as one of many projects undertaken to commemorate Curaçao’s 500th anniversary in...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Opened in 1999 as one of many projects undertaken to commemorate Curaçao’s 500th anniversary in 1999.

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Northumberland
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145 reviews 145 reviews
32 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

There is an informative DVD but the actual displays in this beautiful building are pretty limited. Worth a visit, but won't take long.

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El Paso, Texas
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279 reviews 279 reviews
55 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We spent over an hour here, and regretted that we'd not had time to have lunch in Sails, the restaurant upstairs. There is a fine video of the history of Curaçao, much of which is maritime of course but there is much else. A number of interesting ship models and maps. And the shop - don't miss it! Some of... More 

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Cancun, Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We took the tour of the bay and thoroughly enjoyed it. A nice trip with lots of good information and a great ship to ride on. A very enjoyable time and any one would enjoy it in my opinion.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

a must see. we spent over an hour in here which wasn't long enough to enjoy the place. also has a great restaurant called Sails attached.

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Palm Springs
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139 reviews 139 reviews
48 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Very enjoyable to wander around the displays. You won't need a lot of time for this. Enjoyable way to see some history of the island. Watch the video for a quick run down of the last 500 years or so on Curacao.

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Kralendijk, Bonaire
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Here you can get some good histrorical info about the time that the slave were brought to Curacao. They got some great scale models and a real canon. go have a look.

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Miami
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My husband and I do like to visit museums where we go to get a sense of the place. As mentioned by another contributor, this museum also presents a history of Curacao and its colonization by the Spanish and the Dutch, in addition to the maritime exhibitions. Enjoyed the couple of hours we spent there. Also, the museum building itself... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The museum was nice with the guided tour to add to the already well available text in dutch and english. The habour tour I believe was the highlight to make the whole experience be understood. The maritime environment of Curacao is shaky at best because of economic reason. This habour is one of the best natural habour located in the... More 

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This place also had one of the nicest waiters, Wolter, that we met on Curacao ( service can be quite slow in general and a bit lacking in social grace) but he more than made up for it. The museum has a Avery interesting story in it's construction and formation.

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Kralendijk, Bonaire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

The museum had quite a few interesting things about Curaçao and it's marine history. Texts are in both Dutch and English. We spend about 1,5 hour in the museum and had a good time as it was nice to read and see everything. There was also information about the museum itself as it is in an historic building.

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