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Kura Hulanda Museum, Willemstad
(4.3/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
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 Curacao vacation planner.
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  • Located in the back of the Sonesta Kura Hulanda hotel, it's a slave musueum and also a must see while in Curacao. 
  • Lots to see and think about here although it is strangely curated. Most rooms are air conditioned which was a blessing. I learned a few things among them the fact that many slaves were of European ori...  more »
  • Not imagined how much small sculpture, image, and the location of these plants. Super small hotel, although not published anywhere, but very cosy the whole atmosphere that there. Who goes-n, Curacao, be sure to take a walk in and out of the Museum sure:).
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  • 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.
  • Breakfast...nop...dinner nop...it took them 2 hours to deliver a clubsandwich and on top of that their was a cockroach eating my leftovers in the morning, and all this for 250 a night..??? No thank you
  • Great and honest representation of history.
  • Very much worth the price of admission. A jumble of a collection of Africana, with a strong collection of art and material about the slave trade.