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Address: Klipstraat 9, Willemstad, Curacao
Phone Number: 5999 434 7765
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Exhibits trace Curaçaoans African roots and the legacy of the slave trade...

Exhibits trace Curaçaoans African roots and the legacy of the slave trade in the region.

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This quaint museum packs a lot of history! A must see if you are visiting Curacao. Take lots of pictures and have a beverage in the mostly covered patio.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I was at Kura Holland a I was the only visitor. This made the whole experience have such an impact. I think its great they divided the museum into world parts. Especially about the black holocaust was a subject you simply can't ignore while at the museum.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This quaint museum packs a lot of history! A must see if you are visiting Curacao. Take lots of pictures and have a beverage in the mostly covered patio.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't expect to find Assyrian cylinder seals and Greek archaeological artefacts in the first room, or magnificent pieces of Dogon art in one of the last rooms. The museum offers a perspective on slavery across history and several cultures, reminding us that slavery still exists today in parts of the world. Definitely thought-provoking. The museum is anchored in an... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a OK museum. The first parts with old artifacts and Darwin was not so interesting. The part with the slave history was interesting.

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Thank Roar T
Oranjestad, Aruba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to get to know the history of the island of Curacao, you cannot miss visiting the Kura Hulanda Museum. Worthwhile !!

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Thank 870shirley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a history teacher of African American studies in St. Louis this place taught me and gave me a better understanding of the beautiful contributions and history of East and West African kingdoms as well as the brutal legacy of slavery in not only America but Curacao and other Caribbean/South American nations. My wife and I were in awe of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

If you are into African history or a general historian, you must visit. Besides it having 1000s of artifacts that probably are not anywhere in the world (in one place), it gives you a true sense of REAL history, history that matters. By far one of the most unique places. No need for the guided tour FYI

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

This museum highlights the Dutch in the Caribbean- their history and lifestyle there and their involvement in the slave trade. The museum also has a couple of rooms dedicated to some of the kingdoms of Africa before colonization by Europeans. We ended up spending much more time there than we had expected and it was all worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

This museum is a must visit, as it shows a part of our history which cannot be forgotten. Very impressive and due to some written testimonies very realistic and horrible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We went on our second visit and I am glad we did. The property is amazing, the layout is fluid. It really teaches you about the island's history. I am glad we went.

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