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Maritime Museum

N. van den Brandhofstraat 1, Willemstad, Curacao
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Ranked #20 of 35 attractions in Willemstad
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: Opened in 1999 as one of many projects undertaken to commemorate Curaçao’s 500th anniversary in 1999.
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Miami
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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Kingston, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

A small museum packed with historical artifacts, displays, information and model ships. An indepth look at the maritime history of the area including current Dutch Navy exercises and deployments. Well worth the 6.50 USD admission charge. I highly recommend it if you are in Willemstaad.

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Kea'au
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

Small but nice museum on the harbor. Nice displays, easy to follow with a good history of the island. Definitely worth an hour if you like sea history and want to know more about Curacao.

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Attractive, informative, nice staff - do the boat tour! Gift shop prices were reasonable and they had some different stuff. There's a restaurant but we didn't try it.

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oklahoma city
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Beef Guy loved it, had to read every plaque. I'm kinda lukewarm on boat stuff. But the maps were cool. Worth an hour visit.

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UK
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106 reviews 106 reviews
46 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

spent a lovely few hrs wandering around Very nice cafe attached Shame they do not put on English harbour tours

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

We visited the Maritime Museum as part of exploring Punda. The museum is not just maritime but the history of the island from when it was first discovered by European explorers. All three floors were worth visiting and the displays are informative and in English and Dutch. There is one room in the corner filled with books and photo albums... More

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