Landhuis Daniel is located on the middle of the island Curacao, along the road to Westpoint in the rural neighborhood of Tera Kora. It is surrounded by “mundi”, as the locals call it, the rugged arid tropical vegetation with lots of tropical birds, plants and animals
Landhuis Daniel, one of the oldest plantation houses of Curacao, is part of the Dutch colonial heritage and was built around 1700 by Daniel Ellis, an English captain of a Dutch WIC ship. During most part of its existence the head quarter of the West Indian Company was in Middelburg, the city where I spend most of my Dutch period. When I took over the plantationhouse in 1997, behind an old cupboard I found a yellowed pencil drawing of the mill on the Molenwater in Middelburg, the same mill I would see when I looked out of my bedroom window from my house in Middelburg! Was it coincidence or predestination that I arrived at Landhuis Daniel, I think the last. It felt like coming home. The circle was closed.
Anyway Landhuis Daniel is a well known restaurant and small hotel for 20 years now, and recently we added an art gallery, with paintings from Jan Francke(artistname Jakke) himself and work from local artists as Herman van Bergen(cathedral of torns), Sandra Hay(oil portraits) and Evelien Sipkes(ceramics), with soon more to follow.
Certainly worth a visit
hope to see you soon
Jan Francke / owner Landhuis Daniel