Kas di Alma Blou
For the art connoisseurs, art galleries abound in Curaçao. A personal fave: Gallery Alma Blou. Papiamentu for “Home of the Blue Soul.” Relax & absorb the Curaçao expression of art – Situated in the heart of Willemstad, just a few steps from the well-known pontoon bridge, Alma Blou is special because it is housed in one of the most beautiful monuments in Otrobanda.
More than an art gallery, rather a platform for the development of local talent. Mahuma, Willemstad
Housed in what was once an ice cream factory, here you will find large stone statues and a shipping depot should you decide to buy. Scharloo, Willemstad.
The Curaçao Museum
Housed in a spacious colonial style building, holds geological and pre-Colombian Indian artifacts; maps and charts, a traditional plantation kitchen; antique furniture & more.
“The place where you feel at home” and it is home to a garden that was created one plant at a time by Dinah Veeris in 1991. Veeris’ study of and research into the ancient secrets of healing herbs is preserved here.
Kura Hulanda Museum
T: 434 7700
Situated exactly where Dutch entrepreneurs traded and shipped African slaves, demonstrates how African and other cultures have influenced Curaçaoan and Caribbean societies. Here the TransAtlantic Slave Trade is impressively retold through exhibits that span from slave capture in Africa all the way through relocation in the New World.
Jewish Historical Cultural Museum
Curacao boasts the oldest standing Synagogue in the Western Hemisphere, as Jews came from the Netherlands, Europe and Asia before 1700. You can learn more about their history and heritage on the island by visiting the museum.
Historically, Curaçao’s strategic location and natural harbor made it a major seafaring and commercial center. The museum, situated in a beautifully restored 17th century building exhibits include antique miniatures and 17th century ship models and maps, some even dating back to 1500.
Mongui Maduro Library
This museum presents a fascinating retelling of history with Mr. Maduro’s comprehensive collection of manuscripts, periodicals and so more. New publications are constantly acquired and added making this museum a wonderful source of information on the historical evolution of the island.
The Numismatic Museum
Numismatics is the study of or collection of currency. The exhibit here illustrates the evolution of the Antillean currency. It is owned and operated by the Bank of the Netherlands Antilles.
Very recently opened this is the newest museum offering in Curaçao. The historical plantation complex is an experience for the entire family where the running theme is the interdependence of humans and nature. Portal to Cristoffel park.
Landhuisen The plantation houses in Curaçao boast colorful, decorative designs and tropical architecture that are unique in the Caribbean. Some you might want to visit are…
Landhuis Brakkeput May May, 1700, (5999) 767 1500
Landhuis Brievengat, 1750, (5999) 691 4961
Landhuis Chobolobo, early 19th century, (5999) 461 3526
Landhuis Daniel, circa 1650, (5999) 864 8400
Landhuis Groot Davelaar, 1865, (5999) 738 3300
Landhuis Knip, early 18th century, (5999) 864 0244
Landhuis Jan Cook, 1840, (5999) 869 4965
Landhuis Zeelandia, late 18th century, (5999) 461 6191
During the colonial period Curaçao was a treasured outpost, eight forts still remain. These are four of them and whatg you’ll find there:
Fort Amsterdam, 1635 – A recognized UNESCO World Heritage site
Find…the governor’s residence, the ministry , some government offices and the united aprtoestant Church
Fort Beekenburg, 1703 – The island’s most preserved colonial structure
Find: two public beaches where you can rent water sports equipment and visit the fort
Fort Nassau, 1797 – Houses a restaurant and is highly visited by tourists
Find: A beautiful restaurant serving international cuisine
Riffort village, shopping centre, restaurants, bars and a terrace overlooking the harbor