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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“free ferry” (149 reviews)
“both sides” (136 reviews)
“boats pass” (31 reviews)
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"free ferry"
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"both sides"
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"boats pass"
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"old lady"
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"beautiful at night"
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"fun to watch"
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"boat traffic"
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"lit up at night"
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"large ships"
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"unique experience"
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"iguana cafe"
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"colorful buildings"
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"cruise ship"
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"swing"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Love the way the bridge opens and closes. Has a great night view. Convenient to cross and when the bridge is closed to walking they have free ferry’s to cross.

Thank Anil M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This bridge links both the Punda and Outrabanda sections of the city. Fun to watch when large boats come in and they swing the bridge open to accommodate the large boats.

Thank ReynoldsR12
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The bridge is really floating...you will feel like you're on a boat when walking across. The unique thing about this bridge is that instead of lifting up to allow boats through, it slides to the side, even with people on it!!! When you hear the...More

Thank 724lovetravel
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Many places to visit in downtown, one of most interesting is the floating bridge, you can use to cross and the bridge has an engine to open for boat passing.

Thank BLB2013
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A floating bridge that's an experience to walk on. It was very windy during our stay. So walking across the bridge was an experience. The lights on the bridge at night is very colorful.

Thank Susan C
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Impressive floating/moving bridge. Make sure you coincide a visit when the bridge opens up to allow boats in and out. It is quite entertaining to watch!

Thank jacxie15
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a very unique floating bridge in downtown Willemstad that you cannot miss when you're visiting Curaçao! Amazing views of their main street and beautiful buildings!

Thank ARCNLC3
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved visiting here with our family, really enjoyed watching it move. Very fun for young children. 10/10 would recommend.

Thank Ali B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a bridge with a hinge that opens with a boat on one end. The bridge moves under your feet so maybe not the best if you don’t have dire footing or had too much blue Curaçao.

1  Thank Erik T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Go here to take in the city, lots of shopping. Free shuttle from Sunscape Resort. Cross over this folding bridge for more sightseeing. Lots of places to eat with a lot of local vendors to buy from. Short ride on shuttle gets you there.

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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
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Darcy P
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
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rb620sb
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
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