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Address: Van Leeuwenhoekstraat z/n, Willemstad, Curacao
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Houses an extensive antique furniture collection and paintings by local...

Houses an extensive antique furniture collection and paintings by local artists.

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We spent an hour or so roaming through the exhibits and enjoyed our visit. It's a self guided tour and we could roam at our own pace with an information sheet. A staff member even... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2017
Karen0423
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Saint John, Canada
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HARTLY
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Several peices of period furniture, housewares, art work, etc. Was surprised to find that this building is not air conditioned in order to protect the items. Many of the metal peices are rather rusted. We only had an hour before closing and so rushed through quickly. Not all items are marked with information. I would leave 1 1/2 to 2... More 

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Thank Karen D
Ashburn, Virginia
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Nice place to get a glimpse of furnishings and life from the 1700s/1800s. Nothing really surprising though. The airplane cockpit for the first KLM transatlantic flight was cool.

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Thank AdventureTraveler15
Saint John, Canada
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We spent an hour or so roaming through the exhibits and enjoyed our visit. It's a self guided tour and we could roam at our own pace with an information sheet. A staff member even offered us a drive to the shopping district in Willemstad once we finished our tour. Very friendly staff!

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Thank Karen0423
Santa Cruz, California
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132 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

History gets passed over, the building is a project of deferred maintence but a nice visit will give a glimpse into a fine example of local art in the basement area of the building. Provocative as it tackles the Oil Business in the Island. Wish it could be a shining example of the Islands' History, but you have to start... More 

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Chatham
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43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Small but offers a good feel for the landhuis history of the island....lovely room settings of historic mahogany furniture. Also interesting galleries of local art, mostly self-taught but representational of the island. For both aviation enthusiasts, and even those of us who just fly as passengers, the actual cockpit and front portion of the Snip, as well as the history... More 

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Thank Robert C
New York City, New York
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

The history of this museum is that it was local people who helped to make it a reality. As a result, the whole feeling of the place and its collections is one of heart and soul. For a truly inspired since of Curacao, this is the place to visit first!

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Thank phatREADS
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189 reviews
155 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I was about to write this place off when I found this gem in one of the outbuildings. It's the front portion of the original plane that was the first one that made a flight from Europe to Curacao in 1933. Known as The Ship, it made a series of hops from Holland down through Africa then what must have... More 

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Thank Kevin P
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

The antiques and artifacts are great to view. You pay a meager 10 dollars US to enter. There is no guided tour which disappointed me thus no good explanation about the island and its history. The laminated handout gave basic information. You can walk through it in about an hour, or less. It needs some work and it would be... More 

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Thank Shelley K
Newark, New Jersey
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is a quick visit but a nice one for a little history. I just did not like the minimal lighting at the lower level.

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Thank Alvin C
Union, Kentucky
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62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Museum is small. Tour takes 30 minutes to complete. Great history of Curacao. First dutch airline cockpit is available to view in the garden house.

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