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Curaçao's Heritage and Art

Welcome to the heritage and art travel guide of Curaçao! On this page, you will find information about all the history, art, and the story of Curaçao! All told from a true yu di Korsou, a local. From stories of Willemstad to all the historic and artistic spots on the island: we have shared all you need to know about Curaçao’s heritage and art!

Walking Through History

The City Walk in Otrobanda tour began at 4:30 p.m. at the Rif Fort in Willemstad. Here, our guide shared some information about the history and reason for the fort's existence. More was also told about the Queen Emma Bridge and maritime activities. After the explanation, we walked a little further, where we were given a bottle of water to...

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Historical Gems of Punda

On Saturday morning we gathered at 9 A.M. at the Curacao sign at Wilhelmina Park in Punda. This was the meeting point and starting point for a nearly 3-hour city walk through beautiful Punda. Once fully complete, our guide Gisella began by sharing some insights into the history of the island. We walked through Wilhelmina Park towards the Fort, where...

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Vacation in Curaçao

You may be wondering what to do on vacation once here in Curaçao. Our island offers a great selection of activities, restaurants, beaches and even an exciting nightlife. All of these are wonderful things to do in Curaçao. Let me take you through all the places and activities I love most on this island. You will gain a local’s insight...

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Cathedral of Thorns by Night

On the first Friday of every month, a surreal event occurs in the gardens of Landhuis Bloemhof. I was excited to finally visit the mysterious and hidden Cathedral of Thorns that I have heard about. I arrived shortly after 7 pm to a line waiting in this parking lot and we stood under the trees, in the darkness with these...

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Overcoming Covid-19: The Biggest Challenge for the Creator of Chichi,®Serena Janet Israel

Serena is a true entrepreneur in the heart, body, and soul. The Chichi symbolizes her passion and creativity to put Curaçao on the map worldwide. I look up to Serena because she speaks out her mind and acts from the heart. In this interview, I spoke to Serena about her experience with the Covid-19 outbreak and what she did to keep...

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Does Curaçao Belong to The Netherlands?

To truly understand the history and the culture of Curaçao, you must first understand its governmental system. When people hear that Curaçao is also known as the Dutch Caribbean the immediate question is, “Does Curaçao belong to The Netherlands?” The answer to that can sometimes be confusing for a newbie on the island, but we’ll explain it to you in...

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The Story Behind Curaçao Chichi Dolls

Art can take many forms but one of the most beautiful forms of art is when it becomes a tangible reflection of a country’s culture. The Curaçao Chichi ® dolls, a popular souvenir on the island, is the perfect example of this type of art. The Curaçao Chichi ® dolls are a literal translation of the local culture of Curaçao....

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Curaçao Holiday Traditions

Curaçao’s holidays are filled with traditions that many families enjoy. Traditions bring back memories and a nice heartwarming feeling every year again. Learn about the 5 Curaçao holiday traditions that you can experience during your holiday to make you feel like a local.   Nochebuena Have you ever wondered where the name Nochebuena comes from? Nochebuena is Spanish for “Good...

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5 Best Art Galleries on Curaçao for the Art Lovers

The art lovers visiting Curaçao won’t be disappointed when looking for local art. We have numerous art galleries, all with their own style. The art galleries on Curaçao feature art pieces that all have the colorful Caribbean flair. Making it unique pieces and a great representation of the island itself. What you’ll notice during a visit to one of these galleries...

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10 Facts of Curaçao you May Not Know

There so many things, little details, of the island that we never take time to notice. Interesting details that may just spark an aha moment for you or give you a little bit more insight on the island. In order to help you out, I gathered 10 fun facts of Curaçao you may not know about.   1. The Name...

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