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Curacao Museum

Van Leeuwenhoekstraat z/n, Willemstad, Curacao
5999 4623873
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Ranked #26 of 38 Attractions in Willemstad
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Houses an extensive antique furniture collection and paintings by local artists.
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

We visited this museum as part of out Curaçao Highlights Tour. The museum itself is small, but packed with wonderful art, mostly by the locals, as well as marvelous artifacts from the distant past. There's a small amount of walking involved, and the main building is not air-conditioned. There are actually two buildings and a small garden that make up... More

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Victoria, TX
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113 reviews 113 reviews
48 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is not air conditioned building for those who may have problems with heat. There is much history packed into this small area. Interesting and glad we went. It was part of a cruise tour. There are restrooms, but take your own water or snack, if needed. Overall, glad we went. Children may get bored quickly, as is often true... More

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Round Rock, Texas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
49 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

this was part of an excursion thru Carnival cruise lines. It was neat to see the history of the country, the accent of the tour guide was fun.

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Edmonton, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Stumbled on it by accident, but turned out to be a very interesting place. Lots of historical info that I had not known previously.

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12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

i went here while being on a cruise the shopping is good things are cheap the museum is small but nice and cozy plenty history the houses there have all kind of colours looks nice

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Not worth your time. Your grandmother's house has better art and is more interesting. It's not terrible, but it is certainly not an average or good attraction.

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We went to the Curacao Museum as part of a Carnival Cruise shore excursion, but I believe there is a small fee to get in. As you get off the bus you enter the compound where there are gardens with sculptures and a cannon. There is a separate building that houses the front part of the "Snip" - the 1st... More

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Willemstad, Curacao
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A little hidden in a suburbs of Willemstad the amazing old building houses a wonderful museum. While entering one can find two beautiful rooms, decorated and furnished as in the older days. Like the family just left the room. Furthermore one can find some masterpieces by Willink, Toorop, Charles Eijck and Jan Sluyters, among others. In a separate building there... More

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79 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Not a big museum and as others have said seems to be a stop on the island tours that operate. We walked up from town (a good 30 minute stroll) and an option for a cool drink on arrival would have been appreciated (even if just via a water cooler). It was interesting to see the old kitchens and, to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I was lucky enough to do an hour tour of the Curacao museum along with other sights on the island. It was so interesting to see old colonial Dutch kitchens and bedrooms and learn about the history of this beautiful Dutch colony. There was also a large area showing modern Dutch & Curacao artists. Outside the building the small gardens... More

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