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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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  • Average7%
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Willemstad, Curacao
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Crossing the bridge is a delight even more by night. Nice location to take any kind of photo,wedding, anniversary, you name it. You have beautiful view of the St Ana Bay in the background. But be warned that you can be caught on it when...More

Thank Mila S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have traveled all over the world and this was the first time crossing a bridge like this. We loved the fact that as we were crossing to Punda it had to open, so we got a short ride in the bargain.

Thank Jonathan T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's great to photos. The bridge opens sometimes (with a horn). Interesting that it slips horizontally over the water. If you are caught over it when it moves there's no danger. I should have experienced this....

Thank Ilse K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This bridge opens and closes to let the marine traffic flow. While closed locals and tourists crowd it. Great place to take pictures or just admire the beauty of the colourful downtown Curacao or the big cruises and cargo ships awaiting in the port. Hear...More

Thank Lipesa P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This bridge is a must see. It is really neat seeing it move and float as boats need to pass and seeing people still on the moving bridge. It can make you dizzy as well. Fun bridge to cross and see.

Thank AdventurousJax
Reviewed 1 week ago

This bridge is beautiful during the day but stunning when lit up at night. We loved watching it from several different spots on the waterfront. Do not miss this if you go to Curacao!

Thank campmarengo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We heard so much about this bridge and were not disappointed to see it in action! stop by during the day and don't miss the lights at night.

Thank LMCPhiladelphia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Seeing it for the first time it was so beautifu. Curacao is a beautiful place and the bridge is definitely the highlight of the town. I enjoyed myself shopping and experiences the curacao life..

Thank Lena D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fun little bridge that moves. It gives you a spectacular view of the open ocean on one side, and then it gives you a fantastic, albeit frightful look at Julia's bridge! :) :)

Thank ana t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting bridge which rotates when boats/ships are entering/leaving the harbor. Great photo ops. Listen for the horn and watch the flags - you will have to wait if you don't make it to other side! There are free ferries if you need to cross.

Thank Jacquie D
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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