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Kura Hulanda Museum

Klipstraat 9, Willemstad, Curacao
5999 434 7765
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Ranked #7 of 37 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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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The museum is interesting and the Kura Hulanda Hotel that adjoins it is equally interesting. The location is in the older part of town and makes an interesting walking tour of the many stately refurbished homes.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I have stayed for two weeks in Curaçao. The day came when I thought “ok, I could stay the whole year going to these beaches every single day, but let’s see what else there is”. I decided to go to the Kura Hulanda Museum and get some culture from Curaçao. To be honest, I didn’t expect to see any real... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Very nice museum, but it's more about the history of slavery rather then Curacao, it definetly worths a visit.

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Georgetown, Guyana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Much larger than anticipated museum with a rich collection of history. A small fee is paid for entry, map supplied and/or guided tours available especially for large groups.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

beautiful look at restored buildings in old town of otrabanda. what an expensive water bottle they sold us though mid-day in the heat! $7

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Kensington, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I was prepared to really like this museum, but was disappointed. There was surprisingly little about Curacao itself and way too much about civil rights and slavery in other parts of the world. The museum is also in need of some upkeep.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

this is a very litlle about a big history... if you are in curacao you have to visit this..it should not be all about the beach and sun...there is also about the people and they history!! its very interesting and touching!!

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upstate NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

A visit to this museum puts you in the very location where international slave trading took place. Can you imagine yourself sitting in a seat consisting of bars all around you? The horrors of the experience are all around you. The stories go on and on. Everybody should visit this place. You will never forget it.

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Zürich
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We went there and expected much more about Curacao's part concerning the slavery. But there wasn't much about it. Instead there is a lot of stuff about slavery all over the world. In our opinion the museum tries to cover too many themes. Some parts are done very nicely! And if you are interested in Slavery all over the world... More

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Kura Hulanda is a really informative museum that brings history to life. It was a true educational experience. I think everyone should go.

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