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Jewish Cultural Historical Museum, Willemstad

(3.9/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
Attached to the first Synagogue in the western hemisphere, Jewish Cultural Historical Museum invites you to learn about Jewish cultural heritage. Head inside the 1732 building and find items such as a scroll from the 1300s, WWII memorabilia, an Anne Frank section, and a collection of personal items from Willemstad’s founding Jewish community. Dutch and English explanations accompany all the items inside. Visit the synagogue next door to complete your experience. Plan to visit Jewish Cultural Historical Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Willemstad attractions using our Willemstad vacation generator.
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  • This is the oldest synagogue in the Western Hemisphere and worth a visit. It smells so wonderful in there, the beautiful tropical wood. Such a great place of worship.  more »
  • The first synagogue in the Caribbean (maybe the New World- can't recall) Love the symbolic sand floor. Museum just OK. Exhibits a bit cramped. Attended a good concert in the synagogue.  more »
  • On our recent cruise we had one day in Curacao, and one of the excellent things we did was visit the Mikveh Israel Emanuel Synagogue and this museum. This synagogue is the oldest, continually used syn...  more »