Landhuis Bloemhof invites you to discover its historical architecture, fine art exhibitions and surrounding gardens that make it a cherished cultural and historical venue in Curaçao.
Sta. Rosaweg 6
Tuesday through Saturday
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Or by appointment
Admission US$ 2,– / NAf3.50 per person
Landhuis Bloemhof is one of the smaller country estates on the island. The main building dates back to 1735. Nowadays it is a vibrant meeting place for all art lovers. Exhibitions, lectures, literary cafes and creative workshops are ongoing in this inspiring ambiance surrounded by antique furniture.
The adjacent mangasina wing, which formerly contained the stable, barn and warehouses has been restored and remodeled in 2001. One side now houses Ex libris May-Max a library, archive and reading room dedicated to the arts. The former coach house was already transformed in the 1950’s when it became May Henriquez’ sculpture studio. Frozen in time it now displays a permanent exhibition of her artistic work and that of others who worked there with her.
In Dutch the name Bloemhof literally means ‘flower garden’ and therefore the natural surroundings are also worth a visit. Indigenous plants and trees are labeled with their botanical names and create a tranquil ambiance in the garden with benches, tables and facilities for painting, reading or just relaxing. Here nestled in a grove, you will discover the bathhouse with its two stone bathtubs. Originally fed by an aqueduct from the adjoining well, this lovely spot recalls what must have been pure luxury in this serene environment.
For details on shows, special events and workshops
call (+5999) 737 5775
or visit the website of Landhuis Bloemhof.
January 31 - February 25, 2014: 'Schipbreuk, Bunitesa di Dekadensia' by Monique Harbers.
November 15 - December 13, 2014: 'Joyous Glass' by Louis La Rooy.
September 25 - November 11, 2014: 'Modern Times' by Ahmed Gomez.
August 23 - September 20, 2014: 'Buelta di Mundu' by Danny & Danielle Matthys.
July 12 - August 15, 2014: 'La Boutique del Caribe. Punda Then and Now'
June 7 - July 5, 2014: Students of Ria Houwen.
May 7 - June 4, 2014: 'Alma di Naturalesa' by Wouter Ton and Babette de Waele.
March 22 - May 6, 2014: 'Without Color', black and white photography by Willem de Bode.
February 19 - March 19, 2014: Group exhibition Nation in Transition
January 18 - February 8, 2014: 'Músika Curaçao', Photographs by Sinaya Wolfert.
November 20, 2013 - January 15, 2014: 'Charles Eyck, after 60 years back in Doesji Korsouw'.
October 19 - November 2, 2013: 'Talento Skondí '(Hidden Talent). In collaboration with Prinses Wilhelmina Fonds.
September 25 - October 16, 2013: 'Oceania'. Ethnographical Art collected by Inge and Ruud Janknegt.
August 21, 2013: Opening 'Faces of Curaçao' by Mike Redman and Faranú.
July 20, 2013: Opening 'Milk Drops' by Nelson Gonzáles.
May 8, 2013: Opening 'Orange Fringes', Group exhibit.
April 6 - May 4, 2013: 'Happy Glass' by Louis La Rooy.
March 2-30, 2013: 'Le Carnaval des Animaux' (the Carnival of Animals) by Brigitte Wawoe.
February 2-27, 2013: 'Back to Nature' by various artists.