Foundation SPLIKA

Our mission is to embrace the culture of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao, to protect their identity, and to strengthen the connection with their essence. The SPLIKA Foundation celebrates the authenticity of its people, its language, and its traditions.

About us

On September 11, 1990, the SPLIKA Foundation was founded by patriots from the ABC islands residing in the Netherlands, driven by passion and love for their culture and identity; to promote the recognition of Papiamento* and its language rights in Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao, as well as in the Netherlands.

A foundation dedicated, among other things, to the recognition of the Papiamento* language, to the dissemination of knowledge about this language and its culture, and to the guidance and connection with its identity.

Foundation SPLIKA stands for:

Stimulá – the promotion of
Papiamentu – Papiamento*
Literatura i – literature and
Informashon riba – information about the
Kultura di – culture of the
Antianan abou – Antillean Leeward Islands.

Key milestones of the SPLIKA Foundation

The SPLIKA Foundation aims to motivate and inspire the new generations of Antilleans living in the Netherlands to take pride in their background and to encourage them to reconnect with their Caribbean identity and embrace it.

We also aim to provide a sense of home for the older generation residing in the Netherlands, through an organization that offers them the space to reconnect with their culture, including activities that embrace and celebrate their heritage.

Our main goal is to create opportunities for individuals to engage with or stay connected to Antillean culture.


ANBI status - The Tax Authorities recognize the SPLIKA Foundation as a Public Benefit Organization (ANBI) as of January 1, 2013.


"Danki di Bròns" - An annual award presented to individuals or institutions in the field of Papiamento* or culture of the ABC islands.


"Tambú" and "Kaha di òrgel" placed on the Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Netherlands


Governance agreement for the protection of Papiamento* on Bonaire

Upcoming lectures and events

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Get in touch

The SPLIKA Foundation not only focuses on activities within the Netherlands for the social strengthening of Papiamento* and the culture of the ABC islands but also provides support through Papiamento* courses to expatriates, medical students, and children going to Aruba, Bonaire, or Curaçao for work or vacation.

Are you interested in one of our Papiamento* courses or would you like to know more about our foundation and collaborate? Fill out the form, and one of our team members will contact you as soon as possible.