This plantation house is named after a Dutchman called Jan Kock, one of the first West Indian Company settlers in Curaçao. In the beginning of the 18th century the plantation bordering Sint Marie Bay was established and comprised 345 hectares (853 acres). The main “crop” was salt and the production started in 1832.  A system of dams was built at the narrow natural connection between Sint Marie Bay and the Caribbean Sea to regulate the inflow of sea water.

Now the salt lakes are a beautiful sight were the flamingos live and eat salt water crustations the whole day

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