Landhuis Bloemhof

Landhuis Bloemhof, Willemstad: Hours, Address, Landhuis Bloemhof Reviews: 4.5/5

Landhuis Bloemhof
4.5
Art Galleries • Art Museums
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Tuesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Curacao Art – History – Nature . ART : Throughout many generations Landhuis Bloemhof has become a vibrant meeting place for all art lovers. The legacy of Shon May Henriquez, a pioneer in the Curacao Art scene, who made way for many local artists , is well preserved through her frozen in time sculpture studio and also in our inspiring library and contemporary art exhibitions by local and foreign artists . On the premises you can visit the open air studio of Hortence Brouwn , a local sculptor . Art will surround you, as you wander around the premises. CATHEDRAL OF THORNS : You can also experience the unique Cathedral of Thorns by Herman van Bergen, a monumental artwork recommended by National Geographic Intelligent Travel. HISTORY : The Bloemhof estate dates back to 1735. At Bloemhof you will find traces of our different nationalities and how they have influenced our culture, our history and Curacao's Art scene. NATURE : Enjoy a walk through 18 acres of ‘Mondi’, in our natural park .
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River
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The Cathedral of Thorns is an incredible museum within a museum within a museum. There are sculptures throughout the cathedral walls. We went during the day and got to really appreciate the art within the walls and the structure itself, which is absolutely stunning.
Such a memorable amazing experience we will be talking about for years.
The gallery inside the landhuis is also wonderful, and there are sculptures outside. There is kindof art all over the place outside when you start walking the grounds.
Also, the Number 10 restaurant is on the property, it is almost impossible to get a table there, there are only ten tables, we had to try twice to get a table, and then it turned out they had run out of basically everything on the menu, and the service was unbelievably slow, Like, so slow that the museum closed and we had to walk way around to get back to our car.
But the museum is wonderful, the Cathedral is life changing. The cathedral is also open at night, some nights, with lights and projections and multimedia stuff going on.
Written February 15, 2020
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David Marino
La Jolla, CA511 contributions
Couples
Our family of five had a wonderful visit. This is billed as a cultural location, and it’s very much a mix of activities. First, it’s an old plantation house and property from where they used to collect water for the community, and it literally was called a “water plantation.” Your visit begins with a staff member giving about a 15 minute narrative on the history of the region and the property. They use the main house as an art exhibition, and they currently display the local muralists whose work is for sale. What is the most special is the current art installation called “Cathedral of Thorns.” It took five years to construct and there’s a massive building constructed out of the local thorny branches with 40 original art installations within it. You can walk through and interact with it and it’s one of the most unusual art installations we’ve ever seen. It’s absolutely beautiful and alone worth the trip, although the entire property has special history and place in Curasao.
Written March 12, 2021
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Anthony F
London, Canada643 contributions
Friends
Our friends told us we had to see the Kathedraal van Doornen which is being built near the Landhuis Bloemhof . We met the artist Herman van Bergen who guided us through the Cathedral that is almost near completion which was great because he drew our attention to some things that we had not noticed . This is a very interesting work of art made from thorny branches specially treated and arranged in all kind of different shapes and various symbols of today's world religions .
After wards we had a great walk all around the landhuis and saw some other works from different artists .
Written February 9, 2019
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adrideandres
Aruba13 contributions
Family
Someone recommended us to visit this landhuis and it was a really excellent idea. It's located in the financial area, very easy to find, and the person that greeted us at the entrance offered us complete information. The thorn sculpture at the garden was amazing. 100% recommended.
Written April 8, 2019
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Susan K
St Martin / St Maarten76 contributions
Couples
My husband and I spent two hours here this morning walking around on the nature paths that show what Curaçao used to be like before the deforestation. So lovely! There is also a sculpture garden and a cathedral of real thorns being built. The building used to be a synagogue and was quite interesting to walk around. All in all a very pleasant way to spend a few hours. Be sure to get the lemonade!
Written May 30, 2017
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David N
Brockport, NY340 contributions
Friends
An island of green just off a busy street (Google Maps had it further North), it is an art gallery and nature preserve that was the home of a woman who brought much art and culture to Curacao. The staff gave a fascinating (free) intro to the buildings and grounds and showed us the sculpture-in-progress - a large open structure with walls of woven thorns. Fascinating. There is also a Mikva (Jewish ritual bath) on the property.
Written January 3, 2017
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Angela F
Corning, NY6 contributions
You do not need to be an art connoisseur to love this tour... Our guide, Ruthson, gave a very detailed account of the landhaus history and families. It was a refreshing break from the business of Willemstad to walk through this beautiful garden of art, created by local talent. Thought provoking and inspiring, Herman van Bergen's cathedral of thorns is a gift to the island's people and visitors alike.
The walk is easy, along flat terrain, with added trails available. Sample local fruit fresh from the trees! Highly recommend.
Written July 31, 2022
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Grace M
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Solo
This tour was one of the best I have ever had. Jennifer was my guide and she was so knowledgeable and friendly. I learned so much about the culture, agriculture and even met two of the artists that have their work on display there! If you’re thinking of doing this tour I would highly recommend it!
Written January 4, 2022
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LHBloemhof
Hello Grace, Thank You for this Splendid review ! Jennifer
Written January 6, 2022
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Moshe
New Brunswick, NJ6 contributions
Owned by a wealthy Sephardic family whose beautiful pictures are in the library, this art installation features the amazing Cathedral of Thorns by Herman Van Bergen- he's usually around and happy to discuss his vision and work. Also- don't miss the on-site 10 Restaurant and chat with the friendly owner-operator about life on Curacao!
Written March 6, 2020
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Carme R
Barcelona, Spain39 contributions
Family
I went there to see an art exhibit and took the chance to walk around. You can still feel the authentic colonial flavor. I recommend you sit on the porch and drink something. Not amazing, but nice to visit.
Written May 6, 2019
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