Background
Curacao Gardens Hulanda Village is located in Kura Hulanda Village, Otrobanda. Otrobanda, the vibrant neighborhood of Curaçao, is undergoing a remarkable transformation and is now the place to be. With its colorful streets, historic architecture, and lively local culture, Otrobanda attracts both residents and tourists alike. The emergence of trendy boutiques, stylish restaurants, and art galleries infuses the area with a dynamic atmosphere. Here, the past meets the present, making Otrobanda a must-visit destination for anyone seeking to experience the authentic charm of Curaçao.
Kura Hulanda Village
Since the end of 2022, there's one place you simply can't afford to miss in Curaçao, and that's Hulanda Village. Nestled within this charming village are the exquisite apartments of Curacao Gardens, making it the ultimate 'place to be.' Here, you'll find an array of enticing restaurants like Caleo, BRGR House, and Floris, alongside delightful boutiques. It's the perfect spot to unwind on a balmy summer evening while enjoying live music. Staying here is a true delight.
Within the village, don't miss the Kurá Hulanda Museum, a prominent attraction. This anthropological gem delves into Curaçao's predominant cultures, offering a world-class journey through the Origin of Man, the African slave trade, West African Empires, Mesopotamian relics, and the art of the Antilles. Discover a self-renewable place where past, present, and future converge in a unique blend that defines the spirit of Curaçao.
Exploring Ser'i Otrobanda: Street Art and Cultural Treasures
Take a leisurely stroll through the charming streets near the hotel and prepare to be captivated by the stunning murals adorning the walls of Ser'i Otrobanda. Kaya Kaya, a remarkable community initiative, lies at the heart of this transformation, dedicated to cleaning up and beautifying the vibrant neighborhood of Otrobanda.
For an unforgettable experience, reach out to us, and we'll guide you to the most picturesque locations, all within walking distance. Immerse yourself in the local culture and capture the essence of Curaçao as you snap photos against the backdrop of these vivid and captivating walls. Otrobanda is more than just a neighborhood; it's a canvas of artistic expression waiting to be explored.
Queen Emma Bridge/Pontoon Bridge
Dating back to 1888 and named in honor of Dutch Queen Emma (1890–1898), the Queen Emma Bridge is a historic gem that gracefully connects the charming districts of Punda and Otrobanda. Comprising 16 floating pontoon boats, this engineering marvel is affectionately known as the 'Swinging Old Lady' due to its unique swinging mechanism, operated by two powerful ship motors, which allows ships to enter the port unobstructed.
What makes this bridge a must-visit attraction is not just its rich history but also the delightful experience it offers. As ships pass through, pedestrians can hop aboard the 'ponchi,' a small ferry, and cross free of charge. Conveniently, it's only a 10-minute walk from Curacao Gardens, ensuring easy access.
A pro-tip: Don't miss the enchanting sight of the bridge illuminated at night, adding a touch of magic to your visit.
The Rif Fort
Immerse yourself in Curaçao's rich history by visiting the enchanting Rif Fort. Originally constructed in the 19th century with walls as thick as 1.5 meters, this fortress once bristled with 56 cannons, safeguarding the island from potential threats. Today, it has undergone a remarkable transformation, infusing new life into this legendary histori
Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Rif Fort comes alive every Thursday through Saturday with nightly entertainment that will leave you enchanted. While you're there, make sure to explore the charming boutiques, dine at the delightful restaurants, and shop for unique souvenirs nestled within the fort's historic walls.
The best part? It's just a leisurely 10-minute stroll from Curacao Gardens. And here's a local tip: Don't miss the Friday Happy Hour, featuring live music starting at 8pm, making it the perfect way to kick off a memorable weekend in Curaçao."
The Famous Handelskade
Even if you've never been to Curacao, you have likely seen the colorful postcard-perfect section of Handelskade perched along the Santa Anna Bay. This world UNESCO historic site with its colorful buildings is a vibrant reminder of Curaçao's Dutch heritage. Only a 10 minute walk from Kas di Laman Apartments.
TIP! Watch the huge container ships come in to the St. Anna Bay while having a cup of coffee or a refreshing cold beer at Iguana Café.
Happy Hour: Monday - Saturday from 6pm-8pm.