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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.
Willemstad, Curacao
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All reviews free ferry both sides beautiful at night old lady fun to watch lit up at night boat traffic boats pass large ships unique experience anna bay iguana cafe colorful buildings cruise ship take pictures swing opened
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great place to see during the day and night - as it is lite up at night. It also opens and closes when ships enter the harbor. Take time to stop and enjoy.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank YEG2009
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

CURACAO - Visited Willemstad yesterday and walked the bouncy Queen Emma bridge. It was a new adventure for us. When the horn blows that is the warning that the bridge is going to swing to one side to let the cargo ships through. If you...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank CRYSTAL1950_12
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you have a chance, which would be quite often, so cross the canal by both the bridge and the ferry, it would be an interesting experience. First, to see how the bridge is “folded” along the Otrobanda river bank. Second, to see and to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Nghia71
Reviewed 2 days ago

A ‘must see’ on a visit to Willemstad. As well as a perfect pitch for photo opportunities of the pastel coloured buildings of the Handelskade, the pontoon bridge is itself an interesting experience as is pivots open to allow boats through. The occasional large vessel...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Travlintone
Reviewed 3 days ago

We walked across this bridge on a recent cruise stop. Unfortunately we didn't get to see it open but the views around are beautiful and hope to go back sometime.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank peggy d
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This bridge is just like the pictures you have seen of it. Fun to watch it open and close...fun to walk across.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Acinonyx60
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I fell in love with this bridge. Maily because everytime i walked over it a boat would pass and the bridge would swing to allow it. Wonderful for everyone to visit. But if the water is rough expect an interesting ride 😁.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lyndell B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The bridge spans the water between Punda and Otrabande, two of the areas in Willemstad. A very unique attraction as it's built on pontoons. Several arches span its width and they are brightly lit at night. The bridge floats across the waterway on the pontoons...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank zeeq1
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is easily crossed on foot. It's great fun as the bridge moves and creaks and shakes with the water. It is beautifully lit at night.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lilian L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This bridge is a must do for all visitors. At night downtown Punda and Otraband are all lit up along with the Queen Emma bridge. We were fortunate to be visiting the area when a cruise boat was lead into the channel. What a wonderful...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Lisa M
22 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
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
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