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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 boats pass beautiful at night fun to watch old lady boat traffic lit up at night large ships unique experience anna bay iguana cafe colorful buildings cruise ship take pictures swing opened
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Reviewed yesterday

The good news is that this is the best (and really only) way to get from cruised ship anchorage to Punda. Cabs from the mega cruise ship terminal to Punda are $20 US. Plan to walk fifteen to twenty minutes to get to the bridge...More

Thank rc1078
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a marvelous work of engineering. I was on it while it partially opened to allow a pilot boat through. It is a fun and unique experience and the Queen Juliana Bride is easily seen from here. The bridge is beautifully lit at night....More

Thank Chris_357_TA
Reviewed 1 week ago

I REALLY like this location. The bridge is so beautiful at night. I didn’t get the stand on it while opening but I was ok with that. One of the highlights of my trip!

Thank Ms_Jess80
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fun walk, we crossed on the way back to the cruise ship and it was loads of fun to do it. Its one of those things you just want to check off the list of something very cool to do once in your...More

Thank Tracey W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just wonderful engineering. We walked over the bridge while it opened for a tug boot. Then watching ocean freighters. The best time going there is seeing the bridge light up at night time.

Thank efaber1512
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fun bridge to cross and when the bridge swings open (it doesn't lift but move out into the water), if you can get on the bridge to experience it. Free fun - can't be beat.

Thank jdeline
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to be in Willemstad. Take a walk on the bridge. At the other side enjoy Otrabanda! Wait When the bridge opens and enjoy the boats, tankers and ships. No time to lose? Take the pontboat back when the bridge status open during 20-40...More

Thank schraderfrans
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best time to go for pictures is in the night time which is when the lights go on. Nice place to go to with your significant other.

Thank Liz R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you can see the bridge in action, it’s really interesting. Great views from the bridge. Lots of vendors on the west side for your shopping needs.

Thank DiverLuv2travel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love this area. The Bridge have a beautiful view. And moving is a boat come. Close to bridge is a big heart made with gate. 😍😍😍

Thank xiomara T
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Lisa M
March 21, 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
November 8, 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
October 3, 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