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Kura Hulanda Museum, Willemstad

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Examine the anthropological exhibitions at the important Kura Hulanda Museum, which focuses on the origins of man, the African slave trade, and West African empires, among other subjects. Situated on the site of a former slave yard, the emotionally testing museum recounts a brutal history and illuminates humanity’s capacity for violence and exploitation. You’ll have the chance to inspect letters, drawings, and other artifacts from the era, giving you a direct perspective on a bygone era. Consider hiring a tour guide at a small extra charge to get an in-depth explanation of the exhibits. Put Kura Hulanda Museum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Willemstad vacation planner.
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  • Our goal was to escape the heat outside, but we have spent less than one hour in this museum. The topics itself were interested, but have not been able to put my full focus on it. As half of the air-c...  more »
  • We were looking for a non-beach activity in Willemstad. We had been to the excellent Maritime Museum on our previous visit, so we tried Kura Hulanda. I was expecting it to be more about slavery, so I ...  more »
  • Great museum to learn more about slave trade and what people were subject to. Some of it to be particularly gripping, especially the exhibit showing the conditions on the trade vessels. Some of the ex...  more »
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  • Probably one of the most detailed museums I have been to on slavery. Lots of original items - very sad. However, it provides a very informative history lesson. The place is very small but worth stopping in to see.
  • By far the most required visit for any one of any background. The artifacts, the history, and the timeline will make most people humbled.
  • Best Museum on the island!
  • We didn't stay here, but thoroughly enjoyed walking around the grounds. They did a fantastic job creating the hotel from what it was.
  • The museum was incredible and disturbing. Something I think everyone should see and learn more about our nasty past with the slave trade. I was surprised at the amount of artifacts and information they had there and really well setup to take you through the various periods of time.