• Buildings and Monuments,  Curaçao,  Things to do,  Travel

    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: Landhuis Ascension Landhuis Blauw Landhuis Bloemhof Landhuis Brievengraat Landhuis Cas Abou Landhuis Chobolobo Landhuis Daniel Landhuis Dokterstuin Landhuis Groot Davelaar (Closed and not open for visit). Landhuis Groot Santa Martha…