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“Worth a visit” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kura Hulanda Museum

Kura Hulanda Museum
Ranked #10 of 107 things to do in Willemstad
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Owner description: Exhibits trace Curaçaoans African roots and the legacy of the slave trade in the region.
Meerbusch, Germany
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59 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

Curacao's history explained here.
Lots of things to see from the slaverny period as well as other interestings from all over the world.
A little hard to find, but is near the Emma-bridge in Otrabana, behind the blue building.

Visited August 2014
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Wonderful! ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014 via mobile

What a beautiful museum with a mix of exhibits. It is a great place to explore on your own schedule. It is on the grounds of a beautiful hotel that would be a fun place to stay. The staff was very knowledgable.

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Los Angeles, California
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44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Misrepresentative”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

This hotel seems to present itself as a slavery museum but its not. There is a slavery section but the not the whole museum. It seems to be an African Museum just a museum on African cultures with a section on the Diaspora. Now the slavery section was very good, very informative as far as dutch part in it. as a black american please be prepared for the Klan robes that suddenly confront you in the America section..scared the mess out of me. <Trigger Warning. Also the replica slave ship <Trigger Warning. Overall for $10 very good museum, very much worth checking out.

Visited August 2014
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Utah
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130 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Nice Museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

This was a nice museum with many artifacts and photos. Only problem was no one spoke English to help you understand the whole thing. Some fellow took others around but not in English. Front desk lady was not the friendliest. We just took ourselves around and tried to understand as much as we could. I was hoping to obtain a more explicit understanding of Curacao history but I did not get that.

Visited July 2014
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Wilmington, NC
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“An Impressive Piece of History”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

When I visited Curacao during Carnival in Feb. 2013, I did a walking day trip in Punda. One of the places I wanted to see was the Kura Hulanda Resort where one of the former bachelorettes stayed during her visit there since she was from North Carolina. While I was there walking around, I decided to take in the slave museum there on the grounds as well. The museum has so many artifacts and history of the slave trade there on the island and very well put together. I was so impressed with what I saw and read,but at the same time so saddened because of all the implorable things the slaves endured during this time. If you have the time, I think it is a worthwhile museum to visit and to learn about the slave trade that is a part of Curacao's history.

Visited September 2013
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