Ready for a visit to Jewish Curaçao?

Besides experiencing our Jewish heritage sites, Curaçao offers so much more than just sun, sand and sea! So please do check out the Curaçao visitors’ information site  for more information about attractions and activities on the island.

We also recommend you to check out what our partners from CASHA have to offer

getting to Curaçao

There are regular direct flights from the Netherlands, Belgium, Canada and the US (Miami, Tri-State and Charlotte, NC) to Curaçao, as well as from Colombia, Panama, Surinam, Venezuela (to be resumed) and various other Caribbean destinations. There are usually several flights a day from Aruba, Bonaire and St. Maarten as well.

Please check with your favorite airlines or travel agents.

It is also always good to check possible travel advisories.

Jewish destination travel

If you are a company that does Jewish destination travel and would like to develop a special program for your travelers, please contact us at info@curaç to discuss working together.

Guided Tours

The information contained on these pages and on our related sites will allow you to explore Jewish Curaçao on your own, but the best way to explore the island and its rich Jewish history is with one of the many local tour guides. Please feel free to contact one of the following companies or private guides directly.

DISCLAIMER: While every effort is made to ensure that the information provided hereunder is accurate and that the tour guides listed are reliable, the Jewish Cultural Historical Museum shall in no event be liable for any special direct, indirect or consequential damages or damages whatsoever arising in connection with the use or performance of these tour guides.

Gianna ‘Gigi’ Scheper

Gianna ‘Gigi’ Scheper offers a complete tour of Jewish Curaçao starting with the historic Beth Haim Bleinheim, a stop at the Shaarei Tsedek Synagogue, and visits to the Mongui Maduro Museum, the Curaçao Liqueur Factory, the Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue as well as the Jewish Cultural Historical Museum. She will also drive through the old Jewish neighborhood of Scharloo. Morning tours are about 3 1/2 to 4 hours, while afternoon tours are approximately 3 hours since the Mongui Maduro Museum is not open in the afternoons for small groups. Contact Gigi via


Spearheaded by Emlyn Pietersz (Sworn Tourist Guide / Area Specific Interpreter, Affiliate member of the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations) this group offers a comprehensive Jewish Heritage tour. Departing from your point of stay, an expert guide will first take you to Beth Haim Bleinheim cemetery, followed by the new Jewish neighborhood of Mahaai. The guide will also point out Shaarei Tsedek, the new Ashkenazi Synagogue. On special request we can also visit this synagogue. Landhuis Bloemhof is next on our list to visit. Then we are ready for the ultimate highlight of this excursion, when we head to the Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue, the oldest in constant use of the western hemisphere. We follow this superlative with a visit to the adjacent Jewish Cultural Historical Museum. To book a tour with One Curaçao, contact Emlyn via or or via Whatsapp: +5999 5271799

Curaçao VIP Tours

Ralph is a tour guide and taxi driver who offers a Curaçao Jewish Heritage Tour Experience for small private groups (max 3 people). Visit the 1732 Mikvé Israel-Emanuel synagogue and the adjacent Jewish Cultural Historical Museum as well as the Beth Haim Bleinheim cemetery, the Mongui Maduro Museum, and the Chobolobo Liqueur Distillery, while you also drive by several other Jewish places of interest.

Island Adventures

Bigala Cecilia enjoys sharing historical facts about the rich Curaçao cultural heritage.  

The Jewish Curaçao natives have a rich history, starting from 1634. During the Jewish Heritage Tour, you’ll visit the oldest Synagogue in the Western Hemisphere and the museum connected to it. Then, we will move on to historical highlights in Willemstad, mainly Punda and Scharloo, where you can learn about the history of the prominent Jewish families who lived there and had businesses in the capital city. We will continue to the Liquor factory, one of the oldest Jewish businesses on the island. Here, the famous Blue Curaçao is produced!  

Next, your guide will show you the new Ashkenazi Jewish Synagogue, where you can admire the modern architecture. We will continue the tour by visiting the Jewish museum at Rooi Catootje, the Mongui Maduro Museum. This location also has a library with interesting books and historical data. In conclusion, we will visit one of the most iconic Jewish cemeteries on the island. Tour duration: 3 hours

Explore with Elton

Elton Sint Jago is a tour guide and world traveler born and raised in Curaçao. He loves his island, speaks six languages, and will proudly show you his island’s rich heritage. He offers a Jewish Heritage Tour covering the main sites of interest: Mikvé-Israel Emanuel Synagogue and the Jewish Cultural Historical Museum, Beth Haim Bleinheim, Beth Haim Berg Altena, Shaarei Tsedek Synagogue (when possible with the rabbi, you could enter), Chobolobo Curaçao Liqueur Distillery, drive through Scharloo neighborhood, Mongui Maduro Museum and/or Landhuis Bloemhof, site of the former Nevé Shalom Synagogue.

If you are a local tour guide or operator and would like us to list you on this page, please contact us at to discuss working together.