Landhuis Brievengat

Landhuis Brievengat was built around the middle of the 18th century, and was one of the largest plantations on the island. In 1877 the home was destroyed in a hurricane, but the National Trust restored it to its former glory, and now it stands as a history museum.

What to Expect

Inside Landhuis Brievengat is a small museum featuring antiques and local crafts. Visitors are welcome to explore the grounds to see how wealthy families lived on the island during the 18th century.

Landhuis Brievengat opens up into a large gallery and a wide staircase leading to the second story. Out front, two watch towers stand that were rarely actually used for watching. Instead, slaves were often locked within them for bad behavior, and over the years they became known as "casa di palomba," which means loves nest because they were a popular place to have an affair.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Landhuis Brievengat may choose to book their trip in the vicinity of Willemstad, since those staying in this area of Curaçao will be pleased to have easy site access during their time there. If you want to stay somewhere near this historical site, you'll enjoy a decent selection of booking options in the area.

Hotels near Landhuis Brievengat
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Quint's Travelodge Hotel 1.6 mi. (4.8 km) S
Trupial Inn Hotel & Casino Hotel 2.8 mi. (3.1 km) SSW
ACOYA Hotel Suites & Villas Resort 4.2 mi. (2.9 km) S
Airport Hotel and Holland Casino Hotel 4.3 mi. (7.0 km) WNW

Location and What's Nearby

If you work up an appetite while viewing the historic site, don't worry -- you'll find an impressive array of food and drink providers near this attraction. The closest place to eat is Subway Brievengat, which serves American meals. Doner Kebap Shoarma & Grill and Wa On are some of the other refreshment choices nearby where travelers will have the chance to experience the flavors of Curaçao, and munch on some tasty cuisine.


Operating Hours

Landhuis Brievengat is open from 9:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with a mid day break from noon to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Show up at this institution ready to give over the cost of admission, which you can figure out by calling before you leave.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (599-9) 691-4961

Location: the vicinity of Willemstad, Curacao



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