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Maritime Museum

N. van den Brandhofstraat 1, Willemstad, Curacao
+599 9 465 2327
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Curacao Maritime Museum worthwhile

This museum is worth the time and expense to visit. It is easy to walk there in a few minutes from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Joseph L
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Boulder, Colorado
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I visited this museum as part of a cruise ship excursion walking tour. Unfortunately, we weren't... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
seetheworld600
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Opened in 1999 as one of many projects undertaken to commemorate Curaçao’s 500th anniversary in 1999.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good47%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ship models” (6 reviews)
“minute video” (4 reviews)
“coast guard” (4 reviews)
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N. van den Brandhofstraat 1, Willemstad, Curacao
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is worth the time and expense to visit. It is easy to walk there in a few minutes from the Queen Emma Bridge. Many of the exhibits provide insight to Curacao's colonial and slave-trading history.

Thank Joseph L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this museum as part of a cruise ship excursion walking tour. Unfortunately, we weren't given much time here to see the exhibits because the tour guide gave us a tour of the museum pointing out what she thought was important. I would much...More

Thank seetheworld600
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

On Wednesday or Saturday For 10 U.S dollars you can take a harbor cruise and it is money well spent. About 40 mins in length they do a great job of explaining shipping and some history of Curacao. Even if you aren't interested in history...More

Thank Newsbyscott
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We were wandering around and stopped for a visit. We were there late in the day and had to rush before clouding time. They did warn us that they were closing soon. Cover both past and current Dutch Navy history in the Caribbean.

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

I'm not a big museum fanatic, but I do enjoy history. This museum has some very interesting pieces to show much of Curacao's history. I did the Harbourtour as well, and was the only person who required the tour in English. They were extremely accommodating...More

Thank Chris E
Reviewed 21 April 2017

The history of Curacao is intimately connected with the sea with the reason for the importance of Willemstad being it’s excellent natural harbour. The maritime museum does a very good job of highlighting this. There are many displays with both English and Dutch explanations. Many...More

Thank FunOnly
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I stopped by here on my last visit with family. It's a definite must-see for me. The museum has all kinds of things about the oceans, about finding Curacao, and there is a little film that really tellls you a lot about the history of...More

Thank Lorettac277
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Stopped by this museum out of curiosity but afterwards I felt like it was wasted time and money. The staff members were extremely friendly and accommodating. However, I felt that the museum was only interesting as far as the first level. The movie viewing on...More

Thank Celeste B
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This museum is easily found across from the floating market. It is not very expensive, air conditioned and well worth a visit. As other Trip Advisor reviews have pointed out, the exhibits are poorly labeled (only in Dutch in many cases), too low and or...More

Thank ch_hatch
Reviewed 19 March 2017

A very interesting history of Curacao with wide range of exhibits covering not just maritime history but slavery and oil industry. Good video and audio exhibits

Thank Dunccars
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