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Landhuis in Curacao

Landhuis

The island has diverse architectural styles reflecting the influence of the various rulers of the region, including Spain, the Netherlands with more modern elements under Western influence mainly from the United States and other European countries. This ranges from colonial buildings, ruins to modern infrastructure.

When the Dutch arrived in 1634, they built forts at key points around the island to protect themselves from foreign powers, privateers, and pirates. Six of the best-preserved forts can still be seen today:

  1. Landhuis Ascension
  2. Landhuis Blauw
  3. Landhuis Bloemhof
  4. Landhuis Brievengraat
  5. Landhuis Cas Abou
  6. Landhuis Chobolobo
  7. Landhuis Daniel
  8. Landhuis Dokterstuin
  9. Landhuis Groot Davelaar (Closed and not open for visit).
  10. Landhuis Groot Santa Martha
  11. Landhuis Habaai
  12. Landhuis Jan kok
  13. Landhuis Klein Santa Martha
  14. Landhuis Knip
  15. Landhuis Porto Mari (Closed and not open for visit) – Completely Destroyed.
  16. Landhuis Raphael (Closed and not open for visit) – Completely Destroyed.
  17. Landhuis Rooi Katootje
  18. Landhuis San Juan (Closed and not open for visit).
  19. Landhuis Savonet (Closed and not open for visit).
  20. Landhuis Siberie (Closed and not open for visit).
  21. Landhuis Sta Barbara (Closed and not open for visit).
  22. Landhuis Zeelandia (Closed and not open for visit).
  23. Landhuis Zuikertuintje (Closed and not open for visit).
  24. Pocket Guide Curacao

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