There are more Curaçao Jewish stories
As the Jews settled on the island and got involved in daily life, their lives intertwined with local happenings and the lines between being what is Jewish heritage and what is Curaçao culture blurred. So, while the Synagogues, the cemeteries, the museums and the archives are markedly Jewish, there are other places that showcase Jewish stories less expressly.
We invite you to explore these venues as well.
The Curaçao Liqueur Distillery at Landhuis Chobolobo is a journey through the history of Curaçao. You can experience and learn about the distillation process of the world-famous Blue Curaçao Liqueur and enjoy the taste such as it has been produced since 1896. Click here for more information about visiting us and sampling the famous blue liqueur.
The Curaçao Maritime Museum takes its visitors on a discovery tour of more than 500 years maritime history of Curaçao. Through the centuries, Jewish firms have played a prominent role in shipbuilding and the business of shipping. Click here for more information about visiting this Museum.
Landhuis Bloemhof is a cultural center dedicated to the memory of May Henriquez and housed in an eighteenth-century Plantation House. May was a writer and sculptress, a benefactor and promotor of the arts, with a special love for the Papiamentu language, among others she published two books on its use in Jewish circles. See how art, history and nature combine to provide a remarkable experience. Click here for more information about visiting the center.
At the Jewish Cultural Historical Museum, they collect stories about Curaçao Jews and Jewish Curaçao. Do you have a Curaçao Jewish storyline you would like to share?