Building Facts
The earliest recorded sale of the plantation dates back to 1735. We believe that the core of the building was already standing and that the building was later added to following the building customs of the time, which always took the elements into accounts for optimal comfort.

The main building consists of a center two story unit which served as living and dining quarters (downstairs) as well as sleeping quarters (upstairs). Wings were added to house the kitchen, pantry, washroom to one side and a formal sitting room and large cistern to the other side. Covered galleries on both sides of the center unit provided ample shaded area for informal gatherings.

Adjacent to the main building is an elongated building which housed the mangazina (warehouses), servants’ quarters, stables, and the carriage house. This building is connected to the main building by way of an aqueduct so that the rain falling on the roof of the adjacent building could also be collected in the main cistern of the house. In the backyard stands a unique building: a bath house featuring two stone bath tubs.

In 2001, upon completion of our restoration efforts, Landhuis Bloemhof was declared a national monument by the Government of the Island Territory of Curaçao.