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

Consider staying in downtown Willemstad if you plan on visiting Curacao Maritime Museum, since those visiting this part of Curaçao will be excited to have convenient access to the museum for the duration of their trip. If you wish to stay somewhere within easy reach of this museum, you'll enjoy quite a few hotels in the region to choose from.

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

If you work up an appetite viewing this museum, you're in luck, since you will find an exceptionally large selection of dining options in the vicinity. Iguana Cafe, which dishes out Caribbean food, will be of particular interest to visitors looking for a convenient meal. Iguana Cafe is maybe about a few hundred yards from this site's location, so check it out and enjoy a meal. Copa Cabana and Ole Ole Jazz Club and Restaurant are some of the other restaurant options within reach of this location. At Ole Ole Jazz Club and Restaurant you and your group might test out Creole meals and experience the culture of Curaçao.


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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