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.

Hòfi Cinema Pride


Hòfi Cinema
Pride Edition

Wednesday October 11 | 7.00 PM

Landhuis Bloemhof joins the Curaçao Pride with it’s movie night: Hòfi Cinema, showing local and Caribbean movie productions. For this pride edition the main dish is One Kingdom, One Love, the only feature documentary showing LGBT activists from the Dutch Caribbean.

The program starts with shorts My Maxi and Father Figure.

My Maxi (2021)
Trinidad and Tobago
Andrei Pierre
4 minutes
English spoken

Marcus is inspired to seek a closer relationship with his outspoken mother and oblivious father. He makes several attempts to reach them during their daily routine, looking for the right opportunity to have a needed but casual chat about his sexual-orientation and journey of self-identity. Eventually, he musters the courage and has a breakthrough. However things take a turn when his over-enthusiastic father takes his new relationship with his son to a whole other level…




Father Figure (2019)
Bibi Fadlalla
25 minutes
Dutch spoken, English subtitles

What does it mean to be young, black and gay in today’s world? Guilliano is the founding father of The Kiki House of Angels, a vogue dance community in Rotterdam. Most of its members are young black gay men who experience racism and marginalization in everyday life. This filmic, poetic collage expresses their personal stories by combining verité scenes with vogue dance sequences, graphic interludes and intimate interviews.



One Kingdom, One Love (2015)
Netherlands, Curaçao
Sebastiaan Kes
59 minutes
Dutch and Papiamentu spoken, Dutch subtitles

A group of gay rights activists from the Dutch Caribbean islands visits the Amsterdam Gay Pride to raise awareness of the social nonacceptance of gays, lesbians and transgenders in their part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and their battle for equal rights.

Special Opening Hours September


Adapted Opening Hours Excessive Heat

Opening Hours in September
Tuesday - Saturday
8.00 AM- 1.00 PM

Because of the excessive heat Curaçao is experiencing and will experience the coming weeks Landhuis Bloemhof is
adapting the opening hours for September.

We will open one hour earlier at 8.00 AM in the morning and close one hour earlier at 1.00 PM in the afternoon.
Evening events will take place as scheduled.

Stay cool, especially between 1 pm and 3 pm.

A Night at the Cathedral of Thorns


A Night At The Cathedral Of Thorns
Dibo Doran & Randal Corsen

Saturday September 23
7.00 PM

We are excited to announce "A Night At The Cathedral Of Thorns", Saturday September 23rd!!

Featuring very special guest Levi Silvanie! With guest performances by Lizz Schott and Christine Corsen together with our new band ft. Ravello Antoin, Laverne Leblanc, Chris Walle, Josuah Boetius and Royston Hato.

Showtime 8:00 PM, doors will open at 7:00 PM with music entertainment by Dj Lu-C. With exclusive guided tour of the Cathedral of Thorns by Herman van Bergen after the concert.

Tickets Naf 65 available at Mensing's Caminada, Landhuis Bloemhof and The Zumpiña Shop (next to restaurant Number Ten)


Hòfi Cinema Yubismo


Hòfi Cinema
Yubismo - Bida i Arte di Yubi Kirindongo

Friday September 22

Yubismo – 60 minutes – Papiamentu, Dutch spoken, English subtitles
Yubismo tells the story of the life and art of Curaçao artist
Yubi Kirindongo. The documentary made by Corry van Heijningenpremiered last year in Curaçao and has been selected for the Caribbean Tales Film Festival in Toronto https://caribbeantalesfestival.com/2023-film-guide/

The festival guide states: ‘Known for his reuse of worthless materials, namely his chrome bumper artworks, Yubi Kirindongo followed an unconventional life path, which manifests itself in a large range of art forms that each embodies the simple complexity, sensitive rigidity, and harsh beauty of Curaçaoan reality.’

Hofi Cinema will showcase Yubismo to celebrate Yubi's international recognition, his influence on upcoming artists, and his multiple talents, including his iconic works made from discarded bumpers, driftwood, plastic waste, and more. Don't miss this compelling exploration of Yubi Kirindongo's artistic legacy.

Syba- 7 minutes
Syba, a short animation tells the story of a fisher boy who catches a mysterious object while out fishing.

Silent Auction of ‘De Leusden’


Silent Auction of 'De Leusden' Art Piece

Roberto Tjon A Meeuw

Silent Auction started
Auction Finale on September 29 

In the continuation of our 'Sorry' exhibition, we shine a spotlight on a remarkable metal artwork in our current exhibition Lanta! titled 'De Leusden.' This piece, a prominent feature of Roberto Tjon A Meeuw’s exhibition at Landhuis Bloemhof, is not just a testament to artistry, but also a reminder of a dark chapter in history.

'De Leusden' stands as a majestic metal ship, crafted from iron scraps and draped with Pangi, which is a traditional Suriname cloth, proudly commanding the exhibition hall. 'De Leusden' was once a vessel of the West Indian Company (WIC), tasked with the harrowing journey of transporting African slaves to the sugar fields of Suriname. On New Year's Day in 1738, tragedy struck as the ship struck a sandbank and capsized near the river mouth of the Marowijne River. What makes this story all the more heart-wrenching is the crew's response. Fearing a rebellion by the 650 enslaved souls on board, they sealed all possible exits, condemning those innocent lives to a watery grave. The crew survived, leaving a haunting legacy of injustice.

Now, 'De Leusden' is poised to be a catalyst for positive change. This piece will be available for auction, and all proceeds will go toward a cause close to Roberto Tjon A Meeuw's heart—teaching underprivileged children how to surf. By bidding on 'De Leusden,' you will not only acquire an art piece that honors history but you will also contribute to the future through the empowerment of the youth of Curaçao.

The auction of ‘De Leudsen’ will be conducted as a silent auction throughout the duration of the exhibition with an opening bid of Nafl 2.000,-. The grand finale will be the live auction, scheduled for Friday September 29, starting at 7 PM at Landhuis Bloemhof in the presence of auction master Michèle Russel-Capriles. This event will be accompanied by a festive closing, featuring musical beats by Roberto Tjon A Meeuw and Mathijs Rijne, renowned in the Netherlands for their unique fusion of local traditional music with a modern twist. Entrance to this event is free.

How does the silent auction work?

You fill out a form at Landhuis Bloemhof with your bid and toss it in the designated collection box you can find on the piano in the exhibition hall. Every Saturday we will update the silent auction to the highest amount bidden so far. You can also send us an e-mail via expo@bloemhof.cw so we can mail you the form for you to fill in and send back to us. This silent auction is anonymous till the grand finale where the starting bid will the amount raised up to September 29 at 2 pm.

We invite you to be a part of this journey—where art meets history, compassion meets action, and the legacy of 'De Leusden' continues to evolve in the realization of Roberto’s dream for our kids.



Roberto Tjon A Meeuw and Mathijs Rijne

Friday September 29
7.00 - 10.00 PM

The exhibition Lanta!, by Roberto Tjon A Meeuw will culminate in a festive closing with musical beats by Roberto and Mathijs Rijne, renowned particularly in the Netherlands for fusing local traditional music with a modern twist.

The auction of ‘De Leusden’ will be conducted at this Celebration. the audience is asked to participate in a silent auction throughout the duration of the exhibition with an opening bid of Nafl 2.000,-. The grand finale will be the live auction in the presence of auction master Michèle Russel-Capriles.

Meet the Artist Roberto Tjon A Meeuw


Meet the Artist Roberto Tjon A Meeuw

Wednesday September 13
7.00 - 9.00 PM

An insightful "Meet the Artist" evening will be organized, offering a platform for Roberto to delve into the profound messages conveyed by his works. He will engage in discussions with the audience about the tangible actions that can be taken to drive positive change within the community.

Workshops by Roberto Tjon A Meeuw


Workshops by Roberto Tjon A Meeuw

Saturdays | 9.00 am- 12.00 pm
September 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30

During the exhibition, visitors will have the opportunity to engage directly with Roberto Tjon A Meeuw. He will be present in the garden of Landhuis Bloemhof every Saturday from 9 AM to 12 PM. Those interested are cordially invited to join in, with a maximum of 8 participants per Saturday, to contribute to the creation of a piece for the Whimsical Tree in Bloemhof's enchanting courtyard.

Register at info@bloemhof.cw

Sorry Travelling Dialogues


Sorry,... Travelling Dialogues


July 2, 14, 22 and 30
5.00 - 7.00 PM

This interactive dialogue program aims to find out how you feel about the official apology by the Dutch Prime Minister and by our King for the past Dutch involvement in the slave trade. Anyone can participate.

Just show up, grab a chair and share your thoughts with us.

Location Sunday July 30:

This event is part of the Art exhibition SORRY,...