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Kura Hulanda Museum

Klipstraat 9, Willemstad, Curacao
5999 434 7765
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Ranked #5 of 34 attractions in Willemstad
Type: History Museums, Art Museums, Specialty Museums
Description: Exhibits trace Curaçaoans African roots and the legacy of the slave trade in the region.
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Napa, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This museum is very interesting, well-organized, and has fascinating displays covering everything from the time of slavery in the Antilles to gifts from the grandson of an Arab ruler. We saw so very much with an excellent docent. Be sure to get the guided tour!

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Cleveland Heights, Ohio
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

My husband and I were shopping and stopped to talk to a street musician as we were headed back to our ship. He asked us if we'd stopped by the slave museum. We said in unison, "What slave museum?" We had a really great tour guide but even he omitted to tell us about it. He pointed it out and... More

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Small but informative museum showing history of island, special emphasis on African connections and slave trade. Many artificats, some priceless. Worth seeing, some great sculptures in surrounding garden too.

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This was by far the most interesting and enjoyable excursion in Willemstad. Highly recommended, especially for the excellent, well-presented exhibits on the beautiful grounds and surrounded by the even more beautiful restored neighbourhood! DO NOT MISS IT!!

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Novato, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This is a must see since this place shows the important slave trade history of the Caribbean and Curacao. Exhibits are life like and impressive in a sober way.

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This is a super museum, with lots of artifacts from around the world. I was surprised (pleasantly) to see the collection of casts of skulls of early hominids -- not expecting that in the Caribbean. The discussion of slavery focuses very much on the role that the dutch played in the slave trade. I hadn't been exposed to that before.... More

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Middelburg, Zeeland, Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The slavery room is very interesting, the rest a nice overview of the creators interests. If you visite Willemsstad it is a nice stop and since it is close to the harbour it won't cost too much time.

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Limassol, Cyprus
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27 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Walking distance in Willemstad from bus and taxi stand, west side of Emma's swing bridge, just past Governor's Restaurant. UNESCO heritage Museum, numerous buildings, beautifully extensive indoor exhibits, and outdoor sculpture gardens changing all the time, some permanent. All about the history of Curacao and its trade with the Far East, India, Europe, Africa and the Americas, including slavery. Not... More

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St. Louis
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We had high expectations for the museum based on prior knowledge and interest in the subject, as well as the other reviews. We opted for the guide (shared with a group of folks) rather than relying on reading the captions beneath the exhibits. In our case, and maybe it was just us, we had trouble hearing/understanding everything the guide was... More

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Veghel, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Just to understand the slave trade better you have to go and visit this museum. It is not big and for me the most interesting part is where you can see how the slaves where brought here and to Suriname. We did not take a guide

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