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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%
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“free ferry” (125 reviews)
“both sides” (122 reviews)
“swing open” (38 reviews)
Willemstad, Curacao
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Reviewed yesterday

We walked across the bridge to shop on the other side of the city. WeE saw it open and close to allow boats and the ferry to pass.

Thank Venicetripper
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was fun the bell rung and the gate closed but the people on the bridge stayed on while the bridge moved to allow small boat to pass.

Thank menmal
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Pontoon bridge opens when a boat needs to pass. The time we were there, it only partially opened but when it opens completely, a free ferry will take you across

Thank cnanrw
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very cool history of the bridge and it is located at the heart of Willemstad. Definitely worth the trip to take a stroll over the bridge and maybe get a glimpse of small or large ships passing through requiring the bridge to open partially( closed...More

Thank rob d
Reviewed 6 days ago

First, I had never been on a moving bridge before. This was so cool. You could feel the bridge moving as you walked. The bridge closes sometimes I think so it can move for ships.

Thank pattidube
Reviewed 1 week ago

Free attraction connecting Punta to Otrobanda. Provides wonderful photo opportunities, both in the daytime and the evening when it's bathed in neon lights. Check out the metal heart full of locks on the Punta side just before the bridge. If you're lucky you'll see the...More

Thank dimitri7777
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It awesome!! Its must visit place (dont think its possible no to haha) When visiting have dinner in a restaurant with view to the bridge! Its worth it

Thank brazilianboy_9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Is was a nice experience being on the bridge. It moves on the water as you walk. And it even opened up when we walked on it. I would recommend everyone to go and visit this magnificent historical bridge in Curacao.

Thank Fais P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The floating bridge on first stepping on it really messes with your head, which is a bit fun. The fact that it swings was also quite interesting. Had a great time walking across it and seeing the Operator move it too and fro. The lights...More

Thank Rnmfg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This bridge is maybe the only one which operates like that, with propeller(s) to rotate rhe bridge. The funny thing is that when people are stucked on the bridge when it moves, they don't care.

Thank uwphotaddict
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Lisa M
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
8 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
3 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