Tor in de Mango


Tor in the Mango
Book launch by Puck Bossert

January Friday 27 | 7.00 PM


In collaboration with three members of the Writers Core Group: Ange Jessurun (author of Faya Lobi), Esmeralda Levens-Wijngaarde (writer and storyteller) and Germaine Jong Loy (author of Mica in theekleurig water), with music by Steve Mariat.

On this occasion, Puck presents the first copy in Curaçao to her friend and former neighbor, Ditiana Hollander (author of the children's book Bonto i Bobby, un amistat infinito)




An intimate rendez vous with the artists

January Friday 19 | 7.00 PM


Get ready for an exciting evening, an explosion of unexpected interactive moments, an art orgy so to speak. What we have in mind: speed dating the artists of collective Piso SERØ, performances by the renowned writers/poets Fifi Rademaker and Roy Colastica, music by Don the Pianist and an Open mic. A surprise dj closes the evening. A donation for joining this Soirée is appreciated.


Wijnand Stomp


Wijnand Stomp
Tori Talk - Theatrical lecture (Dutch spoken)
Tori Man - Family theater show (Dutch spoken)


January 11 | 7.30 PM
January 13 | 10.00- 11.00 AM


Theatermaker Wijnand Stomp ook bekend als Mr Anansi zal in januari bij Landhuis Bloemhof de beleeflezing Tori Talk en de familevoorstelling Tori Man brengen. Tori Talk-ontmoetingen langs het slavenpad zal plaatsvinden op 11 januari in de avond. De familievoorstelling Tori Man wordt gehouden op zaterdag 13 januari van 10 uur ‘smorgens tot 11 uur ‘s morgens.De voertaal is Nederlands.

TORI TALK, ontmoetingen langs het slaven-pad

ToriTalk is een interactieve theatrale lezing. Stomp neemt u mee in de bijzondere wereld van de ANANSI VERTEL TRADITIE. In een mix van theater, comedy en documentaire brengt hij het publiek op een vrolijke en indringende manier in contact met verhalen over het slavernijverleden.

TORI MAN, een vrolijke interactieve familievoorstelling

Met TORI MAN neemt Wijnand Stomp iedereen mee op avontuur. Als de levenslustige spin Anansi rijdt hij op de rug van meneer Tijger naar het paleis van de Koning. Of help jij ‘Anansi’ mee de grote zoutwaterplas over te steken naar de nieuwe wereld. Het kan allemaal in de nieuwste show TORIMAN.

Meer details

Kaarten voor Tori Talk op 11 januari kosten Nafl 15,-. Deze beleeflezing begint om 7:30 pm en zal tegen 9:30 pm zijn afgelopen. De familievoorstelling Tori Man is op zaterdag 13 januari en begint om 10:00 am. De voorstelling duurt een uur. Kaarten kosten Nafl 15,- per volwasene. Kinderen tot 12 jaar betalen Nafl 5,-. Kaarten zijn verkrijgbaar bij Landhuis Bloemhof aan de Santa Rosaweg nr 6. Landhuis Bloemhof is open van dinsdag tot en met zaterdag van 9 am tot 2 pm.



Concert Mi T’ei


Mi T'ei
Crisèn i su 8.40 Band

Wednesday December 27
Doors open 7.00 PM
Concert starts 7.30 PM

With her forth concert 'Mi T'ei' (I am here) Crisèn shares her thoughts through music with her 8.40 Band. During her concert 'Mi T'ei' she will presents new songs like the title song 'Mi T'ei', dedicated to her father who passed away suddenly at the end of 2020. Also 'Boroto di Silensio' a new song, dealing with thoughts and feelings we would like to hide or ignore, but will haunt us if not dealt with.

"If you can't understand the message behind my song 'Mi ke bo komprondé' (I want you to understand), it's understandable we won't ever understand each other, you understand?"

Who is Crisèn? In her own words: "I guess you could say I'm a creatively crazy busy bee but never too busy for my loved ones. I love writing, acting, singing, swimming, reading, having conversations and connecting with people but also love quality time with myself every once in a while: I'm an extraverted introvert! I'm crazy about my dogs Pepo and Nala and love the tranquility of my home. I am not defined by solely my art but it's undeniably the most important channel for me to express, to reflect, to inspire, to teach, to share. I would love to travel more in the future and if you ever find yourself wondering what present to give me, well a book (preferably in Spanish or English), handmade herbal soaps, shower gels, fruits & veggies, all kinds of tea or whatever reflects that you 'took your time to watch or know what I really want or need', will do!"

For more information about Crisèn visit her website.



Outdoor Studio Week


Outdoor Studio Week
Hortence Brouwn

November 18- 25
9.00 AM - 2.00 PM

Hortence Brouwn will be present working in her open air studio all week long. You are most welcome to visit, see her at work, view her art and get acquainted.

About Hortence Brouwn (1937, Surinam)
Hortence Brouwn grew up in Paramaribo, Surinam in a loving family. She studied mathematics and worked as a math teacher. During this period, she also took courses at the art academy in Paramaribo.
In 1963 Hortence moved to the Netherlands to continue with her mathematics education and to study sculpture more closely. Ten years later she moved to Curaçao.



Workshop Renaissance Portrait Painting


Renaissance Portrait Painting

Monday February 26 till Friday March 1

Alessandra Camera will guide her students in different aspects of Renaissance Portrait Painting.
The group will start talking and practicing ways to prepare the canvas and the material needed for a good job: contemporary as well as traditional preparation.

Then the participants will start with first layer with oil painting, using both traditional oil colors and pure pigments, watching and testing differences in these two techniques.

The group will focus on lights, shadows and details of the drawing and build up the painting through many layers.

The price is $ 375 for the 4 days course. Materials and lunch not included.

Christmas Craft Fair 2023


Christmas Craft Fair

Sunday December 3 | 9.00m AM - 2.00 PM

You are invited to the traditional Landhuis Bloemhof Christmas Craft Fair!
Sunday December 3 is the day that around 80 participants will welcome you with their hand made gifts and goodies. As of 9 am doors will open to the public.

The Christmas Craft Fair will be spread out over the Bloemhof premises from the entrance of the plantation house all the way to the Cathedral of Thorns. There is an entrance fee of 1 guilder per person (kids included).

Our Kids Corner is open for all our young visitors to enjoy themselves,

Parking is available in front of Landhuis Bloemhof and at the parking areas of the Orco Bank, and Number Ten.

Artist Talk Anan Striker


Artist Talk
Anan Striker
Instituto Buena Bista 

Wednesday October 25  | 7 PM

Instituto Buena Bista in cooperation with Landhuis Bloemhof is delighted to announce an artist talk by our current artist in residence Anan Striker.
Striker is in residence at IBB for a period of four months in the program sponsored by the Mondriaan Fund.

During this talk Striker will talk about his multifaceted artist practice and what he has been doing in the time he has already spent here on Curacao.

Painter, sculptor, typographer, lithographer, image poet and tape jockey (Assen, NL, ‘88).

Fascinated by daily life, Anan draws inspiration from the everyday: sports, music, language, love, and art. He doesn't limit himself to a single subject but combines them freely: a life event, an unexpected encounter, a 'tidbit' that comes his way, a sporting victory, or a found object that Anan appropriates.
He intuitively translates them into drawings, prints, sculptures, installations, and paintings. Often with a longing for nostalgia and accompanied by his affection for cassette tapes. With an eye for detail while never losing sight of the grand gesture. This is how Anan creates poetic, alienating adjustments to reality.

At Landhuis Bloemhof, he will give a presentation about his experiences and adventures at Instituto Buena Bista and Dushi Kòrsou so far.

Meet the Artists


Meet the Artists
Ailsa Anastatia
and Sandra Golbert - de Aldrey

Tuesday October 17 | 7 PM

To learn more about the interplay of fabric, texture, and the profound connection between art and nature, we invite you to meet both artists on Tuesday October 17 at 7 PM. Sandra Golbert - de Aldrey will also be talking about silk painting.

Sandra Golbert - de Aldrey, a self-taught master of fiber art, takes viewers on a colorful voyage with her hand-dyed silk, surface design and fabric manipulation. From her early days designing dolls' clothes, which she still does and sells on Etsy, to having her designs grace the pages of ‘Vogue’ magazine and ‘Architectural Digest’, Golbert's artistic journey has been nothing short of exceptional. Her artwork, which began on the body; designing costumes for carnivals and for Broadway theater and dresses for debutants and brides, now adorns large hotel walls and spaces. Sandra, who was born in Puerto Rico, has a special connection with Curacao. She used to live on the island in the 70’s where she would spend her days creating for commissions, shows and exhibitions. With a deep love for the sea and vibrant tropical flora, Golbert's art embodies the essence of island life while seamlessly integrating neutral tones in her silk creations. Sandra participated in many exhibitions, solo and group, throughout the years like the exhibition titled “9x9x3” at the American Craft Museum (now the Museum of Art and Design) in New York City. This show traveled throughout the US for 4 years. She also has a piece in the Zimmerli Museum at Rutgers University, in the permanent collection of the National Association of Women Artists. Her work can be found in many countries, in residences, corporate offices and hotels in the USA, the Caribbean, South America and in Puerto Rico.

Ailsa Anastatia attended the Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts before finalizing her formal education at the Amsterdam University of the Arts in The Netherlands. Anastatia has many solo and group exhibitions under her belt and her artwork is displayed in collections in the USA, South America, the Caribbean, and The Netherlands. Anastatia is a versatile artist that explores diverse themes, from spirituality and memories to cultural heritage and ecological issues impacting Curaçao. Ailsa Anastatia, in her recent series titled "Resilient Horizons", made possible by the Prins Bernhard Cultuur Fonds, invites viewers to pass through her artistic journey that interweaves untouched landscapes with human-altered ones. Her works thoughtfully narrate Curaçao's evolving landscapes and emphasize the importance of acknowledging historical imprints while fostering optimism for the future.

Potoshi Market


Potoshi Market

Saturday October 7 | 9.00 AM- 12.30 PM

Join us for the Potoshi Market.
Discover a treasure trove of unique items and give them a second life. With over 50 vendors offering clothing, home decorations, toys, and plants, there's something for everyone. Let's embrace sustainability and reduce waste together.