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Kura Hulanda Museum

Klipstraat 9, Willemstad, Curacao
5999 434 7765
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Ranked #8 of 36 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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Bucharest, Romania
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71 reviews 71 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Best museum on slavery and the slave trade which I have visited - impressive and chilling collection of artefacts and the story is well presented with a strong emphasis on African cultural roots

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Dunedin, Florida
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181 reviews 181 reviews
99 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We were blown away by the amount of artwork and artifacts at this museum and found it did an excellent job at showing the sad journey of slavery. Curacao was pivotal in the trade of slaves and a distribution point for many ships coming from Africa. The museum's lay out can be a bit confusing but the displays themselves are... More

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Meerbusch, Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Curacao's history explained here. Lots of things to see from the slaverny period as well as other interestings from all over the world. A little hard to find, but is near the Emma-bridge in Otrabana, behind the blue building.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

What a beautiful museum with a mix of exhibits. It is a great place to explore on your own schedule. It is on the grounds of a beautiful hotel that would be a fun place to stay. The staff was very knowledgable.

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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This hotel seems to present itself as a slavery museum but its not. There is a slavery section but the not the whole museum. It seems to be an African Museum just a museum on African cultures with a section on the Diaspora. Now the slavery section was very good, very informative as far as dutch part in it. as... More

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Utah
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64 reviews 64 reviews
33 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This was a nice museum with many artifacts and photos. Only problem was no one spoke English to help you understand the whole thing. Some fellow took others around but not in English. Front desk lady was not the friendliest. We just took ourselves around and tried to understand as much as we could. I was hoping to obtain a... More

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