Today Gallery Alma Blou in Landhuis Habaai is the oldest and largest gallery on Curaçao, featuring local and Caribbean art.

The mansion has an ideal layout: A large main gallery, the heart, is flanked by a front and a back gallery. The building is situated in a way that makes daylight filter through it beautifully, enhancing the artworks beauty. Collections of paintings, sculptures, ceramics, jewelry and dolls are exhibited in different spaces in such a way that their quality stands out even more.

Themes and materials vary widely, but all art has a Caribbean character and Curaçaoan flair. Artists are inspired by the colors, the architecture, the people, the underwater life, the wind, mythology, the sea or the landscape. In short by all Curaçao and the Caribbean with their diversity has to offer and triggers the artists imagination.


Former Plantation House ´Landhuis Habaai` (Habaai Mansion) as it shows now, was build at the second half of the 18th century ( +/- 1752 ); The plantation exist much earlier. It is also one of the oldest on the island.

Brazil was a Dutch colony until 1654, when it became Portuguese. At that time the Dutch Colonial Council granted a large contingent of Jews living in Brazil, permission to relocate to Curaçao where they were given a large piece of land on the northwest shore of the Schottegat. This district soon came to be known as the Jewish quarter, because of the various Jewish mansions that arose here. Landhuis Habaai is one of the few to remain.

The ‘ Landhuis ’ was first owned by Protestants, Catholics and by Jewish families. Although the mansion started out as a plantation and was subsequently turned into a country residence and later on a boarding school, its architecture

Curaçao During the Slave Trade

By: Jan Franken

Date: November 30, -0001

Upcoming in August 2020, paintings by Jan Franken with guest lectures by invited historians

Hexagonic Kites

By: Avantia Damberg

Date: August 8, 2020

To wrap up our current exhibition by Avantia Damberg, you are cordially invited to come make your own kite. This hexagonic workshop is for all ages, but for a limited number of participants. Please call the Gallery at 462-8896 for registration.

Adjusted Opening Hours

By: Gallery Alma Blou

Date: June 3, 2020

Please take note of our adjusted opening hours: Tuesday - Friday: 9 AM to 5 PM non-stop Saturday: 10 AM to 4 PM non-stop Sunday & Monday: CLOSED

Brilliant Stories

By: Nelson Gonazlez

Date: May 19, 2018

Nelson Gonzalez' Brilliant Stories is explained by the artist as a way of trying to find the analogy between the material and the mental image. That is the beginning of the creation of any artistic work. Gallery owner Lusette Verboom conducted a curatorial dialogue with the artist and all attendees.

About me

By: Maaiky Silos

Date: November 11, 2017

Get to know Maaiky Silos! Her first exhibition on the island where she exposes herself to the world. It’s about the thin line between reality and art. Opening words were done by Carlos Blaaker. The exhibition will be visible until November 25th 2017.

Un Du

By: 8 Surinam Artist

Date: September 30, 2017

Gallery Alma Blou brings to you the exhibition of 8 Surinam artist. This group came together especially for the exhibition. Un Du meaning together one.
Opening words were done by Fifi Rademaker. 
The exhibition will be visible until Oktober 14th 2017.
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By: Miryam Monasterio

Date: August 19, 2017

Gallery Alma blou presents the exhibition ‘Vicissitudes’ by Miryam Monasterio. Opening words were done by Richenel Ansano followed by a live performance. Her choice to work in glass indicates her desire to manifest the light in it's most direct and undisturbed form, without distortions. Vicissitudes tells us how to deal with our reality and how we put ourselves up in the moments of changes. The exhibition will remain open until September 2nd 2017. Digital catalog:

djabièrnè mainta

By: Anna Lies Bruens

Date: June 24, 2017

Gallery Alma Blou present the exhibition 'Kòrsou riba un djabièrnè mainta' By Lies Bruens. For the past 3 years, Lies Bruens has been part of a enthusiastic group of men and women who meet every Friday morning to paint outdoors. Opening words were done by Carlos Blaaker. Digital catalog :


By: Ras Mosera

Date: May 20, 2017

Gallery Alma Blou presents the exhibition ‘Desperado’ of Ras Mosera. Opening words were done by his son Menelik Arnell. A bold contemporary expressionist, abstract in tendency, Mosera nevertheless brings a strong sense of structure to his canvases. Mosera has a great knowledge for color and surfaces. The exhibit will remain open until June 3rd 2017. Digital catalog:

soñonan pèrdí

By: Anton Vrede

Date: November 10, 2016

Gallery Alma Blou presents the exhibition ‘soñonan pèrdí’ by Anton Vrede. Opening words were done by margriet marbus. What do we see in his paintings? The same animals keeps on appearing. What you see is your own gullibility. We see color and line, and we believe we see animals, but what we really see is Anton Vrede itself. Digital catalog:



By: Carlos Blaaker

Date: March 25, 2017

Gallery Alma Blou Presents the exhibition titled  'Wenden' by Carlos Blaaker.  He is an international well known artist for his paintings. In this exhibition he presents himself as a very talented sculptor. His work is inspired by the neighborhood Otrobanda with it’s cultural diversity.
Wenden means to constantly renew yourself. Opening words was done by Diederik Radder.  The exhibition is on show  till April 8, 2017. Digital catalog:

Animals & Crafts

By: Gallery Alma Blou

Date: November 30, -0001

We celebrated World Animal Day together with CARF and I-Animal during our before-last Marshe di Artesania. It was a day filled with unique crafts, delicious natural juice & four-legged furry friends.

Emancipatie Boulevard

By: Gallery Alma Blou

Date: September 10, 2016

To celebrate 20 years in the art world, Gallery Alma Blou organized BAN TOPA ARTE. This 2-day event featured a special exhibition called Emancipatie Boulevard, where the artists were asked to create out-of-the-box pieces. We are extremely proud of the results! Digital catalog:

Mi ♥ Arte

By: Gallery Alma Blou

Date: September 10, 2016

To celebrate 20 years in the art world, Gallery Alma Blou organized BAN TOPA ARTE. This 2-day event featured a special edition of our monthly Marshe di Artesania.

Ban Topa Arte

By: Gallery Alma Blou

Date: September 10, 2016

Gallery Alma Blou celebrates 20 years in the art world with a 2-day event Ban Topa Arte at Landhuis Habaai. You are cordially invited to view the Emancipatie Boulevard Exhibition and browse the Mi ♥ Arte handcraft market on: Saturday September 10: 5 PM - 10 PM and Sunday September 11: 10 AM - 3 PM

Slava Fokk & Anna Keulen

By: Gallery Alma Blou

Date: August 18, 2016

On a warm August evening, we welcomed our guests and friends to the opening of the exhibition of Slava Fokk and Anna Keulen. These most impressive pieces took the breath away of our visitors and is truly worth a visit. The exhibit will remain open until September 3. Digital catalog:

Ride On...

By: Philippe Zanolino

Date: June 17, 2016

Electricity fills the air at Gallery Alma Blou when Philippe Zanolino shows his  work. His is inspired by the spirit of freedom and love.

Opening words were done by Verele Engels. Digital catalog: 

Celebration 10 Years

By: Gallery Alma Blou

Date: April 18, 2016

On April 18, 2006 we opened Gallery Alma Blou in Landhuis Habaai. You are cordially invited to celebrate this milestone with us on April 18, 2016 at 6 PM.

Crafts & Tri Murni

By: Gallery Alma Blou

Date: April 9, 2016

Our monthly handcraft market was combined with a Meet the Artists and demonstration by the Suriname artists featured in the current exhibition Tri Murni. The exhibition will remain on display until April 23.

Tri Murni Opening

By: Gallery Alma Blou

Date: April 7, 2016

On a warm afternoon, Gallery Alma Blou presented the exhibition Tri Murni. With paintings of Soeki and Sri Irodikromo and sculptures by Kim Sontosoemarto, this promised to be a kaleidoscope of rioting colors and culture from Suriname. Opening words were done by Hellen Chirino who urged those present to strike up a conversation with the visiting artists from our neighbor country. Digital catalog:

Love & The Beginning

By: Gallery Alma Blou

Date: February 13, 2016

Our Marshe di Artesania in February was a celebration of love, where the participants brought their creations especially for Valentine's Day. Meanwhile, Martie Genger met and chatted with our visitors interested in her exposition 'In de Beginne.'

In De Beginne

By: Martie Genger

Date: January 28, 2016

Gallery Alma Blou has the honor to present a retrospective exhibition by the unique artist Martie Genger. It was an interesting afternoon to all who attended.

Digital Catalog

Fresh New Start & Didi

By: Gallery Alma Blou

Date: January 9, 2016

Gallery Alma Blou heralded the New Year with a fresh new beginning! Our artisans brought new products at the monthly handcraft market, we had a new menu, fresh dance music, a 2ndLife was given to recycled material and many visitors on the patio. Meanwhile inside the Gallery, painter Didi Dometilie welcomed guests who came to take a last look at his exhibition.

Run For the Shadows

By: Didi Dometilie

Date: December 19, 2015

For our last exhibition of 2015, we had the pleasure of showing Didi Dometilie's surrealist paintings. This policeman is inspired by his interpretation of the world around him and his childhood memories growing up in Curaçao. Opening words were done by Lusette Verboom, curator and owner of Gallery Alma Blou. Digital catalog:

Siman di Ban Lesa

By: Gallery Alma Blou and Biblioteka Nashonal

Date: December 14, 2015

The National Library of Curacao organized a Siman di Ban Lesa (Week of Reading) in December 2015. Many schoolchildren were invited to different location to meet and interact with local authors. Landhuis Habaai was most happy to host.

4th Annual Christmas Fair

By: Gallery Alma Blou

Date: November 14, 2015

't Was the day before Christmas at Landhuis Habaai! Our last Handcraft Market of the year was transformed in a festive holiday event with music, ayaka's and many, many beautiful handmade items by local artisans.

Un Dia den Sirko

By: José Maria Capricorne

Date: September 6, 2015

It was a balmy Sunday morning when Gallery Alma Blou presented the latest exhibition by José Maria Capricorne. Un Dia den Sirko (A Day at the Circus) playfully shows the view of the artist on politics. Opening words were conducted by Josée Thissen-Rojer, art historian, who expertly painted in words what the artist used as his inspiration. The exhibition will remain on display until September 20, 2015. Digital catalog:

Meet the Art: Susan Rudolf

By: Susan Rudolf

Date: August 22, 2015

Fascination at Gallery Alma Blou Susan Rudolf showed her mosaic & driftwood pieces last Saturday at Gallery Alma Blou. It was a wonderful morning, where visitors could talk to the artist and browse our gallery. These pieces will remain on display until the end of August 2015.

Fred Breebaart

By: Fred Breebaart

Date: January 12, 2014

Op zondag 12 januari 2014 hadden we heel gezellige zondagochtend opening van de expositie van de bekende naive kunstenaar Fred Breebaart.

Rebelde di alma i kurpa

By: Yubi Kirindongo

Date: March 15, 2014

March 15 was the presentation of the monograph of the life and work of one of Curacao most talented artists Yubi Kirindongo. It was a very special happening with the presence of the Governor of Curacao rs. Lucille Wout and husband, the writer of the book Thomas Meyer zu Slochteren, the editor Ron de Wit and other guests. Nicole Henriquez and Rene Metch were the god mother and father. 21 musicians were blowing the horn in a very special way to make this day a special one.

Anton Heyboer

By: Anton Heyboer

Date: June 7, 2014

On June 7 Roland Colastica opened the exhibition of Anton Heyboer. Together with Roderick on the conga, they brought formed a dynamic duo, to present the very special life and body of work of Anton Heyboer to the visitors.

Arte pa libertat

By: Arte '99

Date: June 8, 2014

On Sunday, June 8, 2014 the last 2 exhibitions to commemorate 150 Years Abolition of Slavery, organized by Arte \'99 Foundation opened: Swinging Through History curated by Lusette Verboom on the Queen Emma Bridge and Tula 2.0 in the Renaissance Mall, curated by Daisy Casimiri of Mon Art Gallery. These exhibitions are sponsored by Mondriaan Funds, PBCF, Maduro & Curiel`s Bank, Spigt and D-Sign. The picture of Daisy Casimiri and Lusette Verboom is taken by Persburo Curacao.

Slave of love

By: Philippe Zanolino

Date: October 18, 2014

On October 18, 2014 we had the very exciting opening of Slave of Love. This exhibition featured sculptures and paintings by Philippe Zanolino. Curator Lusette Verboom herself picked out the paintings - dating from the 90s - to compliment the breathtaking sculptures. The central piece `Slave of Love` towers over 2 meters and dominates the room with its presence, radiating an atmosphere of peace of love. This would be indeed the message the artist wanted to bring with his work, as the making of these sculptures were a spiritual journey for him.

3rd Annual Christmas Fair

By: Marshe di Artesania

Date: November 8, 2014

As usual, the last `Marshe di Artesania` of the year dresses up for the holidays. We moved the time to the evening hours, put up Christmas lights and arranged for soulful steel pan music. we had delicious snacks and natural juices as is our custom. Even with the record number of participants, we still didn`t expect so many visitors. They browsed to their heart`s content through beautiful and creative Christmas gifts. We are looking forward to next year when we will continue to offer local artisans a place to showcase their products.

Kanti Playa

By: Bianca Berendis

Date: November 15, 2014

On November 15, 2014 we had the opening of Kanti Playa, oil paintings by Bianca Berends. She is one of the best portrait painters of Holland and loves the beaches of Curacao. This collection depicted several scenes of our very own local beaches. Opening words were spoken by Ron Gomes Casseres who had lovely words to say about the artist.

Preludio y un recuerdo

By: Angel Luis De la Rosa

Date: February 7, 2015

We open 2015 with an exciting exhibition of Angel Luis de la Rosa. Preludio y un Recuerdo takes us on a journey through sculptures, mostly made out of one solid block of mahogany. The additional work in metal and mixed media also speak to you directly. Born in Cuba, the exiled artist has quickly become part of our local art scene. This is his second exhibition at Gallery Alma Blou. The opening was done by Inchi Witteveen, who has a special place in her heart for the Cuban community. Digital catalog:

Gift Shop

The Gallery and the Gift Shop are completely separated from each other.
While visiting Landhuis Habaai, you will first go through the different exhibition areas of the Gallery before you get to the Gift Shop.
We carry a very interesting variety of locally handmade products like driftwood, calabas, coconut and other materials.
Curaçao is proud to have so many artisans presenting their souvenirs and other items to our visitors, as well as a collection of books and music showcasing the myriad of artistic flavors of the island.

Frame Shop

In our daily dealings with art, we do all the framing ourselves.
We demand a high standard of quality of work, which is why we are comfortable offering exceptional framing to our clientele as well.
On a very professional way we advise on the best ways to have their artwork framed. We only use acid free materials as this is very important, especially in the tropics, to protect the art.
We give a unique service based on knowledge, skills and talent to produce a one-of-a-kind product.

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Landhuis Habaai
Frater Radulphusweg 4
Willemstad, Curaçao

Phone: (+5999) 462-8896
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Friday: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday: Closed.

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