OPEN YOUR MIND AND GET INSPIRED
Throughout many generations Landhuis Bloemhof has become a vibrant meeting place for all art lovers, a tradition started by May Henriquez. Her legacy is visibly preserved through her frozen in time sculpture studio and the Ex Libris May-Max Library dedicated to the arts, theater, Papiamentu literature, all reflecting her broad cultural interests.
Following generations carried the cultural tradition on by regularly presenting contemporary art by local and international artists. Now Landhuis Bloemhof is a foundation with the aim to promote the arts in its broadest sense through exhibitions, workshops, lectures and more.
Art will surround you, as you wander around the premises. Visit the open air studio of Hortence Brouwn, a local sculptor. Experience the unique Cathedral of Thorns by Herman van Bergen, a monumental artwork recommended by National Geographic Intelligent Travel.
A COLORFUL CONNECTED WORLD
The first deed of sale of the Bloemhof estate dates back to 1735. Since 1919 our ‘Landhuis’ belongs to the same family, who strives to maintain its charm and beauty as authentic as possible. Through centuries many nationalities have set foot on our island and left their mark, connecting Curaçao to the world.
At Bloemhof you will find traces of our rendez-vous with these different nationalities and how they have influenced our culture, our history and our art scene.
We invite you to step into our colorful world, so you can experience, feel and connect with who we are.
BE ONE WITH THE OUTDOORS
The tropical Curaçao bush, or ‘mondi’ as we say, is a unique surprise in the middle of the hustle and bustle of our urban environment. Walk the different paths through our mondi and admire the old bathhouse with adjoining well and different authentic water collecting structures from the former water plantation. Be amazed at how cacti and shrubs claim their grounds. Discover tropical birds. Watch out for the lizards or rabbits crossing your path.
And just for a moment, forget reality and enjoy the sounds, smells and colors.