Closed for two weeks

Dear Friend of Bloemhof,

Landhuis Bloemhof will temporarily close to the public starting Tuesday, March 17. All upcoming programs are cancelled or postponed.

This decision was taken due to the recent developments with the Corona virus on our island. Landhuis Bloemhof is a gathering place for many people and we are taking this precaution because the health and well-being of our staff, community, and visitors is our number one priority. We are closely monitoring the situation and will inform you via social media, our website and our mailing list.

We apologize for the inconvenience but feel we have to act responsible on behalf of all.
We hope to welcome you back to Landhuis Bloemhof soon. And please take all necessary precautions to keep you and yours safe.

Team Landhuis Bloemhof

The Cathedral Speaks

I was officially celebrated, honored, inaugurated, all my sumpinas in a row, adored, beloved, admired. And after the great opening, which felt my prickly fingers reach out to artists, performers and musicians, the magic kept on coming. No longer am I merely the backdrop for nice pictures, a décor for humans doing what humans do. No, I sang! And the whole month of February, I was filled with musical vibrations, high frequency performances, of the dark and the light. I saw humans losing themselves in my labyrinth, and finding themselves in eachothers’ arms. It’s a great gift, to see the world from my perspective.

February was a peak month for me. I don’t often address you directly, as an entity, and many of you may not be aware that I have a life and consciousness of my own. But, yes, as the Cathedral of Thorns, I am my own being, with my own unique perspective.

 As February changes into March, my creator Artist, who many of you know as Herman, and his partner in crime, you call her Daisy, keep the fire burining. The Work continues, so I can reach ever higher, my arms ever stronger, like the sumpiña filled wings of the Angel rising up to my third eye during the Inauguration. I hope to see you again, I hope you’ll keep coming to me, supporting the Work.

Kathedraal van Doornen biedt innovatief programma na inspirende opening

Kathedraal van Doornen biedt innovatief programma na inspirende opening

WILLEMSTAD – Zinderend. Spectaculair. Een voorbeeld voor heel Curaçao. Dit waren enige opmerkingen gisteravond na afloop van de officiële opening van de Kathedraal van Doornen bij Landhuis Bloemhof. Tijdens de magistrale opening stond een performance van Curaçaose artiesten en kunstenaars als Elia Isenia, Kirk Claes, Melanie Sloot en Swindey Helm, geregisseerd door een van Curaçao’s grootste maestros, Felix de Rooy, centraal.

Lees verder. 



Grootse opening Kathedraal van Doornen zondag 2 februari 2020

Grootse opening Kathedraal van Doornen zondag 2 februari 2020

WILLEMSTAD – Na 8 jaar werk aan de realisatie van de Kathedraal van Doornen en na maanden repeteren en plannen voor de opening is het zover: zondag 02.02.2020 wordt de Kathedraal officieel ingewijd bij Landhuis Bloemhof. De opening bestaat uit een theatrale reflectie van de Curaçaose geschiedenis, onder leiding van regisseur par excellence Felix de Rooy. Deze performance wordt muzikaal ondersteund door een band van Curaçao’s meest prominente musici, aangevoerd door Junior Tecla.

Lees hier het hele bericht:  Grootse Opening Kathedraal van Doornen 02.02.2020


CROWDFUNDING: Support this unique project!

CROWDFUNDING: Support this unique project!

Cathedral of Thorns CROWDFUNDING: Support this unique project! 

Together with underprivileged young people and local artists, the inspired Dutch artist Herman van Bergen is building a labyrinth with walls of thorns on the island of Curaçao. It will be officially opened on 2 February 2020, but tens of thousands of people have already visited the Cathedral of Doornen during its construction, including Princess Laurentien, actor Jeroen Krabbe, singer Barry Hay and artist Rob Scholte.

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