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“What a gem of a museum”

Kura Hulanda Museum
Ranked #11 of 109 things to do in Willemstad
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Exhibits trace Curaçaoans African roots and the legacy of the slave trade in the region.
kingston upon thames
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“What a gem of a museum”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

We did not expect this museum to be so fascinating, well laid out and informative as it was. We spent several hours here whilst in Curacao. Very beautiful spot and easy to find. I strongly recommend a visit to anyone who finds themselves on this lovely island.

Visited March 2013
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Curacao
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“The Caribbean's Finest Museum”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

The displays are exceptional and quite moving. There are several great restaurant offerings (and for tourists it is within walking distance of the cruise ship docks and Rif Fort).

Visited November 2012
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Prague, Czech Republic
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Worth to visit”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

Great museum documenting a history of slavery in (Dutch) Caribbean and US and also culture traditions of Afrika.

Visited March 2013
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Gig Harbor, Washington, United States
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156 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Wonderful guided tour”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

We happened upon Kura Hulanda on our 1st day in Willemstad and it was a great history lesson. Our guide was wonderful for $10.00 each including entry fee. We learned so much about the history of the island and how involved it was in the slave trade. Visitors can have the experience of being in the slave holding area on the ship. Plan on a couple of hours to hear and see everything. It's up the hill from the ferry in Otrabanda and there are signs.

Visited March 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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241 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Fun just to wander around”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

This is a must unusual complex: museum, gift shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants, and a hotel. We enjoyed just a quiet stroll through the place, stopping in shops and galleries, grabbing a snack. As we left, a couple lingering near the entrance asked us if it was safe. If you live in terror of everything, maybe it's best not to travel.

Visited March 2012
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