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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Kura Hulanda Museum by using our Willemstad visit planner.
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  • This museum was interesting. They had a ton of artifacts for such a small museum. It seems as if the Dutch have a romantic view of their role in the transatlantic slave trade. It was also missing...  more »
  • Both gut-wrenching and a little breathtaking, the large portion of the museum dedicated to the island's history of slave trade (hidden behind a dividing wall) is an absolute must do. The recovered...  more »
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  • Great history and gives you a nice perspective on some of the slaves lives. The artifacts from (now Iran) area were very interesting to go through. Great little place to get drinks to cool off after close by too.
  • A great little museum giving a fairly comprehensive insight into slavery. An added bonus were the Middle Eastern artifacts, pre Roman glass and a child's pottery toy several thousand years old , for example were real eye openers. We enjoyed our visit. Allow about 2 hours, including a coffee.

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