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Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge

Willemstad, Curacao
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Swings wide many times daily to allow access to one of the busiest ports in the world. It also separates the two halves of the city.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“both sides” (118 reviews)
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Willemstad, Curacao
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

Cool bridge, nice to hand around and watch it open/close before going over it... Make sure to see during day and night--as its colorfully lit up at night as well.

Thank jeffpags
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Just a very unique site and is one of the things that make this place such a special location to visit. I don't mind taking the ferry either!

Thank Arthur M
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went to take a walk in Williamsted, Curacao. We decided to walk across the bridge instead of taking the ferry. About 10 steps in my wife grabbed my arm. I turned to ask her what's going on then I noticed that...More

Thank Timothy R
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Walked there with my family (7, 11, 13 and my wife). The 11 year old ran onto the bridge when it opened while we were waiting for our food to arrive 50m away. Supposedly you can see how long the bridge will be opened (colour...More

Thank R-P H
Reviewed 20 July 2016

if you take a trip into the city this bridge is easy to access, it is neat to see and walk across. The bridge opens every now and than for water traffic, if you are on the bridge you will be trapped for a while,...More

Thank MikeyM490
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

A must do in Punda To cross to Otrobanda All the best restaurants in town Nice sorroundings Lots of places to shop An spectacle to see it opening and close to let ships thru

Thank Marcelo M
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Holland's queens are close to my heart because I am married to a Dutchman. I find the Queen Emma bridge cute. They also call it "the swinging old lady" because it is a floating bridge, and when it is windy and stormy, it swings wildly...More

Thank annekevanderheide
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Nice bridge, we got to see it open & close, we saw ships & boats pass through. Truly a great experience from my family & I

Thank Juliana H
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Unique, brightly colored swinging bridge. A definite 'must do' while visiting Curaçao's capital, Willemstad. Lots of great museums and restaurants on water to enjoy also.

Thank Jdsk81014
Reviewed 14 July 2016

I have never seen a bridge like this. If you visited expect for the bridge to open and give path to the ships.

Thank achachito
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Lisa M
Other than the Queen Emma Bridge, is there a way to cross the Bay? On a map it looks like Breedstraat goes across the bay from pietermaii district to otrabanda???? Thank you
21 March 2017|
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Response from Allen W | Reviewed this property |
There is a free ferry that crosses the bay as well. It is within eyesight of the bridge and easily identifiable. People may use this anytime, but is primarily used when the drawbridge is open for boat traffic..I feel that... More
Darcy P
Is this like a 5 minute visit? Is there anything special to see if we are just passing by it? Thanks!
9 November 2016|
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Response from Giselle H | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Yes it is five minute visit with pictures,but uf you get lucky, it would be great when you are there that a sea vessel needs to pass then you would get to see how the bridge moves to the side to let the vessel pass. We... More
We are cruising to Curacao next April and dock in Wilmestead. Is the synagogue within walking distance?
4 October 2016|
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Response from Dirk S | Reviewed this property |
In Willemstad, Curacao, cruise ships tie up at two different locations, both on the other side of the St. Anna Bay. So either way you'll have to cross the pontoon bridge, or when that one is closed (i.e. opened for harbour... More