Curacao Maritime Museum

Photo Credit: © Roger Wollstadt CC

The history of the island is featured in this museum, along with antique nautical charts, models of ships and other artifacts that offer a glimpse back in time. Take a guided tour and walk through the harbor with a guide detailing it's history.


Aside from the permanent display that details the maritime history of the island, the guided tours are available Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm. A demonstrative exhibit about the history of oil refining on this island shows on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 1pm and features a working miniature oil refinery.

Staying Close

Downtown Willemstad is a good option for those wishing to visit Curacao Maritime Museum, since guests staying in this part of Curaçao will have the benefit of easy museum access during their visit. There are a notable number of hotels in the community within range of this attraction.

Hotels near Curacao Maritime Museum
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Academy Hotel Curacao Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.5 km) S
San Marco Hotel and Casino Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.5 km) S
Otrobanda Hotel & Casino Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.7 km) W
Plaza Hotel Curaçao Hotel 0.3 mi. (0.7 km) SW
Renaissance Curacao Resort Resort 0.3 mi. (0.8 km) SW
Howard Johnson Curaçao Plaza Hotel & Casino Hotel 0.3 mi. (0.9 km) W
Sonesta Kura Hulanda Village & Spa Resort 0.3 mi. (0.9 km) NW

Location and What's Nearby

This is a good area to be in for museum visitors, because there is a plentiful supply of local restaurants within traveling distance. The most nearby restaurant is Iguana Cafe, which serves Caribbean fare. It is only around a few hundred yards away from this landmark, so stop by and dig in! Copa Cabana and Ole Ole Jazz Club and Restaurant are a couple other restaurant options within reach of this location. At Ole Ole Jazz Club and Restaurant you should test out Creole food and experience the Curaçao culture.


Operating Hours

The museum is open from 9am to 4pm Tuesday through Saturday.


Admission for tours is $9.00, kids are half price.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (599) 465-2327

Location: van der Brandhofstraat 7, downtown Willemstad, Curacao



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