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Address: Dokterstuin 27, Willemstad, Curacao
Phone Number:
+599 9 864 2497

This country house is open to all as a museum, bar and simple restaurant.

This country house is open to all as a museum, bar and simple restaurant.

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A Peek into Slave Life

We visited Kas di Pal'i Maishi Slave House and Museum on a Holland America Excursion. We had a very knowledgeable local guide and she explained the way of life on Curacao in... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2016
Presho, South Dakota
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very interesting place to visit. Not in the least because of a very enthusiast guide. Knows a lot and how he managed to tell the story like it was his premiere after a lot of practise, I don't know. Absolutely worth a visit!

Thank SandraAtje66
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Very interesting, went by on our bus tour, great history lesson. Lots to learn. Our bus driver was full of local stories, very knowledgeable.

Thank Patty S
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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337 reviews
186 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We saw this location whilst on an island tour. It's located by the side of a main road. A small site, which relates historically to the days of slavery and how they survived during a very hard time, in an inhospitable land.

Thank Scott D
Anchorage, Alaska
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312 reviews
219 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

This was a wonderful historical tour. Our guide showed us what life was like for slaves who had been given their own land near the plantations they had worked on. They were very resourceful and make the best with what they had to work with.

Thank N B
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15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Yes it's off the 'beaten path' but well-worth the drive! Interesting glimpse at island life from years ago and you'll love the women who work there. Super friendly for sure!

Thank Elporcho
London, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We didn't know our entrance fee (very cheap) included a tour as well, and it was excellent. Our guide explained how Curacaoans made use of their environment, how they lived on the land etc, and it was fascinating. Well worth a visit if you're interested in how slaves and their descendants survived on the island.

Thank Beth A
Brooklyn, New York
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

I visited Kunuku House and did not expect too much from the tour. Well, upon arrival I met a most beautiful woman not only to look at but also in spirit named Jeane, the curator. My friend knew Jeane and we were privileged to have her as our tour guide. I must say I was mesmerized by the way she... More 

Thank JamaicanHoneyma
Reeuwijk, The Netherlands
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383 reviews
209 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016

You can see this small museum on the road to Wespunt. Th guide was very knowledgeable and told us many thing about the simple life of the freed slaves.

Thank avmn
Presho, South Dakota
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187 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016

We visited Kas di Pal'i Maishi Slave House and Museum on a Holland America Excursion. We had a very knowledgeable local guide and she explained the way of life on Curacao in the old days. We saw the inside of the house and the outdoor kitchen and learned how daily tasks were performed. If you are going by, it is... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

When we arrived, this small Caribbean "Pioneer Village" was closed. A woman was dropped off and she opened the gate, but wouldn't let us in and couldn't speak English, so we were sort of left in limbo. A tourist bus showed up and they just poured in. So we followed them in. The museum seems to be in it's infancy... More 

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