Plantation house “Rooi Catootje”, located in one of Curaçao’s busiest residential areas, does not instantly catch one’s eye. Set back from the road, surrounded by a wooded area, it is passed daily by many who do not realize that the house and its collection represents a unique historical monument: not only for Curaçao, but also for the Caribbean.
Landhuis Kenepa, though once one of Curaçao largest and wealthiest plantation, is best known in the island’s history as the place where the seeds of slavery emancipation first took root.
Nestled above St. Annabaai in Willemstad you will discover Museum Kurá Hulanda an anthropological museum that focuses on the predominant cultures of Curaçao. It offers a world-class chronicle on the Origin of Man, the African slave trade, West African Empires, Pre-Colombian gold, Mesopotamian relics and Antillean art.
NAAM is the bustling cultural resource centre in Willemstad, Curacao (Caribbean). National Archaeological and Anthropological Memory Management Foundation – NAAM - in Curaçao, is a nonprofit organization committed to the conservation and identification of the cultural heritage, tangible and intangible, of Bonaire, Curaçao, St. Maarten, St. Eustatius and Saba in a Caribbean perspective.
When South America’s most famous freedom fighter Simon Bolivar was exiled from his homeland in 1812, Curaçao offered him refuge. Now, the octagonal tower where his sisters were also given sanctuary has been beautifully restored as the Octagon Museum.