Shore Excursion Details

Meet the Locals - Historical Cultural Experience

Kralendijk, Bonaire

Meet the Locals - Historical Cultural Experience

DETAILS

  • 2
    hrs Estimate Duration
  • Limited Accessibility

Discover the most fascinating aspects of Bonaire’s history on an enlightening walk through downtown and through stories from costumed characters in the Terramar Museum.


While strolling through the heart of Kralendijk, the island’s capital, you will see how the 17th-century Dutch-built Fort Oranje has been converted into the island’s main courthouse. Similarly, the Parliament House was once the private residence of a prominent family. As revealing as these architectural insights will be, few experiences will be quite so revealing as listening to the museum’s historical actors describe what life was like in the past. You may hear about the Dutch colonizers, how slavery was abolished and the origins of the island’s traditions. The exhibits cover more than 7,000 years of history through artifacts recovered from shipwrecks, 3D reconstructions, descriptive timelines and historical photographs.


After browsing the museum, you will have time for shopping at a market near the harbor.


Need to Know:

Note: This tour includes approximately 2 hours of walking. It is available to guests who utilize a collapsible wheelchair and have a companion to assist them. Casual, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested. There is shopping opportunity for some souvenirs during you walking tour.

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ACTIVITY ATTRIBUTES

Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours
Shopping

Activity Level:

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    Moderate
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    Challenging
Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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