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Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge

Willemstad, Curacao
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Willemstad, Curacao
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a unique and cool floating bridge..You can walk across it.. but don't dawdle.. Cause if the bell rings.. the crossing gates close up and you are stuck on the bridge in the hot sun.. till the ship goes through the channel...If it is...More

Thank TropicalSunBeam
Reviewed 3 days ago

This made for a very scenic view of the iconic cityscape of curacao. Be careful though...I just went on the other side for a snapshot and got caught as the bridge was opening to let a cruise ship pass. I waited quite awhile for it...More

Thank obtampa
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful Pedrian only actual moving bridge that opens up to let large ship pass. The views are Spectacular

Thank Norma T L
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a fun little bridge that we crossed from our ship to the town. There is the best photo opportunity from this bridge for shots of the unique buildings along the water and of the ships at anchor nearby.

Thank RishaLinda
Reviewed 5 days ago

The downtown area which is accessible via the Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge is very European, colorful buildings, outdoor café and shops. I would recommend a stop her for the afternoon

Thank Greg F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We sat outside at the Iguana Cafe (which is situated quite close to the bridge) for a lunchtime snack and a cocktail or two. The bridge opened and closed twice whilst we were there and it is a surprise to see it open and close...More

Thank waikikirob
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This bridge allows to crossover to the other side of downtown. Its a little rocky because of the water. At night lights go across the top and its beautiful.

Thank Debra W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting bridge, it wasn't ready to cross when we got there, so we went on our excursion. When we got back there were people crossing the bridge but the ladies wanted to shop before going back to the ship.

Thank Keith S
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a thing and if you want to get over to the beautiful waterfront area of Curacao from the cruise port, you'll want to walk over it.

Thank karenapardue1234
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This bridge shouldn't be listed as an attraction. This is more like a walk by or walk over site to see. I saw this bridge both at night and during the day and besides the history behind this bridge it isn't that special.

Thank Becky T
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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!
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
We are cruising to Curacao next April and dock in Wilmestead. Is the synagogue within walking distance?
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