The slaves of the island eventually fought for their freedom. Led by Tula, several dozens slaves put down their work on the plantation Knip and continued to liberate slaves from the plantations along their route. They were met by military and fighting ensued claiming many lives. Eventually Tula and the other leaders were captured and punished to death. The 1975 slave revolt is commemorated as the beginning of emancipation on Curacao.
Landhuis Knip was restored in 1985, now serving as a museum it also has antique furniture on display. This plantation house is rectangular in shape and the large galleries on the spacious terraces that are meant to keep it cool. It also overlooks the two lovely coastlines of Klein Knip and Groot Knip.