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Kura Hulanda Museum
Kura Hulanda Museum

Kura Hulanda Museum

Klipstraat 9, Willemstad

The Basics

The Kura Hulanda Museum is located on the site of a former slave yard and merchant’s home, and is part of a 15-building hotel property. Inside the museum, 18th-century artifacts and scale models tell the history of the transatlantic slave trade and Curacao’s role in it, including a replica of a slave ship, in addition to exhibits explaining the cultural influences on the island. Guided and audio-guided tours and a self-guided map are available. The museum shop has a collection of maps, postcards, CDs, and African art for sale.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Curacao

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Interesting
Carla_D, Apr 2022
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The explanations in the tour were interesting. We heard things about the Dutch history and slavery we didn’t know and that were shocking.
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History brought to life
Roos_L, Mar 2022
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History brought to life…. So good to see that our teen was so impressed… our guide told the stories very good
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Susan_M, Mar 2022
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Our guide had a phenomenal amount of information to share. She was wonderful at bringing the history to life. The slave history was shattering and sobering… Thank you from our hearts.
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Amazing Tour Guide-Ms. Milva😃
Winifred_A, Jan 2022
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I’m very appreciative of Ms. Milva she was the absolute Best tour guide. I personally felt like information on the booking site don’t give enough details about what to expect cause this has to be my favorite tour overall. Ms. Milva is a genius; she’s well spoken and very knowledgeable. This is a tour I’ll recommend anyone traveling to Curaçao take cause it tells you how curaçao played in slavery and how everything connected. Ms. Milva deserves 10/10.
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Awesome unbelievably...
Renae_M, Dec 2021
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Awesome unbelievably knowledgeable guide. She was the best. We definitely recommend this for future guests.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Because the Kura Hulanda Museum displays some graphic and unsettling imagery, it may not be suitable for small children.

  • The museum typically takes about 2–3 hours to explore.

  • You can call ahead and make an appointment to tour the museum with a guide.

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How to Get There

Overlooking St. Anna Bay in the center of Willemstad’s historic colonial quarter, Otrobanda, the Kura Hulanda Museum is located in the same complex as the Hotel Kura Hulanda Village and Spa. It’s about an 11-minute walk from the cruise ship terminal. Taxis are available but can be pricey, especially for longer rides, and public buses run infrequently. Renting a car is recommended if you plan to explore on your own. Some hotels offer shuttle service around the island.

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When to Get There

If you want to avoid the crowds, the best time to visit Curacao is during its off-peak season, from May to November. That’s when you’ll typically snag the cheapest airfare and hotel rates. But keep in mind that some businesses such as restaurants may cut back on opening hours during this period.

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Handelskade

Located on the Punda side of Willemstad, Handelskade is a famous, postcard-worthy stretch of colorful Dutch colonial buildings painted in vibrant pinks, blues, and yellows along the pier of St. Anna Bay. Grab a coffee, sit, and enjoy the waterfront views overlooking the Queen Emma Bridge.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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