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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!

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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The Ultimate Guide to Street Art on Curaçao

Everyone knows that art is one of the best representations of a country’s culture. On the other hand, street art not only represents the superficial layer of a country’s culture but it also beautifully showcases its subculture. It shows its pains and gains. The people who built the nation and the ones who might have chipped it. It’s subjective yet...

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The Curaçao Flag is Explained

Every nation has its flag that represents the history, culture, and heritage of the country. Curaçao is a young country compared to other nations, but it still has a strong history and patriarchy that is reflected in its flag. Each year we celebrate the Curaçao flag on July 2nd, but before we begin the festivities it’s good to first learn...

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5 Unique and Locally Made Curaçao Souvenirs

If one should stereotype a trip to the Caribbean, then stores and stalls with tropical knick-knack would probably be part of the description. On Curaçao however, we’ve slowly veered away from the stereotypical to make room for unique and locally made Curaçao souvenirs. Most are handcrafted by creative local souls on this beautiful island. Their brand represents and illustrates the...

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The Story of Life at a Kunuku House

Can you imagine living in a 45m2/500 sq. ft. home with your whole family? Back in the days, here on Curaçao, that is how people used to live and that is also how our culture came into existence. Life at a 'kunuku' (meaning plantation) house was not glamorous, but it was harmonious. Drive through Banda Abou and be on the...

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