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

The vicinity of Willemstad is a good option for those wishing to visit Landhuis Brievengat, since travelers to this region of Curaçao will be excited to have easy site access during their visit. If you want to stay somewhere close to this historical site, there are a moderate selection of hotels in the region to choose from.

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
Celeste Hotel Hotel 4.2 mi. (2.7 km) S
ACOYA Hotel Suites & Villas Resort 4.2 mi. (2.9 km) S

Location and What's Nearby

Spry visitors may also be attracted by the region because of the ample availability of open-air activities. Travelers who are interested in trying out their aptitude around the course, might want to do so at the closest golfing option, which is Curacao Golf and Squash Club. Many moments can also be spent at Avila Beach, the closest beach. However, while these options may be the closest, you will still find at least a few other equally enjoyable beach and golf options. Because historic site visitors will also have access to the possibility of one indoor site, the surrounding area should be a lively area of Curaçao to look around. The most nearby indoor place of interest to Landhuis Brievengat is Landhuis Groot Kwartier, and you can find it a short distance away.


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.


If you need to know the price of admission, call Landhuis Brievengat before your visit to determine how much they charge, or if they do at all.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (599-9) 691-4961


Location: The vicinity of Willemstad, Curacao


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