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Slave Huts, Kralendijk

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The cramped and inhumane conditions at Slave Huts continue to serve as a grim but important historical lesson. Built in 1850 and scattered along the coast, these small huts served as bedrooms and a place to store belongings while the Dutch colony's slaves were working on the salt fields, separated from their families. You can easily visit on a self-guided tour, as informational plaques next to the huts provide insight into the life of the slaves in the Caribbean. See Slave Huts and all Kralendijk has to offer by arranging your trip with our Kralendijk itinerary builder site .
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  • I had no idea that there are such small houses existed. The cottages are well maintained and well worth to have seen. A look at the Dutch slave history ...
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  • The visit has historical value to show how slaves lived and where they lived on the island. The House is very small and tight and stay close to the salt flat on the island. Worth the visit.
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  • We visited here as part of an island tour. It was really good to see but not so good for the slaves that had to stay in these huts +/- 6 to a hut, they are really quite small. Huts are in a lovely set...  more »
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  • Not much spectacular to see, but this is one of the atractions in Bonaire.
  • Good diving spot
  • Slave Huts on Bonaire. Remnants from our past. Actually a black page in Dutch. Slavery In the form as he used to exist is not that much is obvious. Anyway you don't change history. There is no back to the future. It is what it is. It is about the future. I want to in life. But good to see once. To be confronted. With five or six man in a House is what tight seems to me. A must to see if you 😎 on Bonaire.
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  • Beautiful views of the sea, few houses were broken or damaged. Nice to have a time to see to have if you're on bonaire
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  • Too bad the white houses damaged. This has got to be preserved.
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