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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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"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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"iguana cafe"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Bridge swings open 30 times a day. Nice too see as it is unique. Free ferry runs when the bridge is open.

Thank hermrc
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Reviewed 2 days ago

When the sun is shining head out to the bridge. The wind can get pretty nippy when the sun isn't out. From the middle the view is very nice. Feels like you are on a boat, but steady enough for a person in a rolling...More

Thank carribbeanmic
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing area. Pics were awesome. The view is beautiful & shopping too. Music at night in the area is fun!!!

Thank Roxanna C
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were probably lucky to arrive at the bridge just as it was opening to let a small sailing yacht pass. That was fun to see. From the bridge you have a great view of the coloured buildings of Punda. Other than that, it's a...More

Thank arjantupan
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The bridge is beautiful, you can get nice pictures from Otro Banda and also from Punda side. During the night the lights are beautiful too.

Thank Artiles P
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This floating bridge is old. About 99 years older than me. Remarkable that they have kept it functioning. They light it up nice at night. Go for a walk to a cafe then snap some pics on the bridge.

Thank RayzeR-CDN
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This bridge was built in 1888 and is still in use. It is attached at the Otrobanda side of the city and floats away from the Punda side of the river to allow boats to pass into and out of the Shottegat harbor. This is...More

Thank Rose H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting bridge to walk through, and at night it is very beautiful with the lights on. It is not long and has a little balance.

1  Thank Julio Cesar C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This floating bridge connects the Punda and Otrobanda and goes across the st. Annes bay. The bridge swings open when a ship or boat needs to cross , there are ferries waiting on both sides for people who need to get across while the bridge...More

Thank vinsha
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Built in 1888 the bridge is still in regular use. It is attached at the Otrobanda side of the city and swings (floats) away from the Punda side to allow boats to pass into and out of the Shottegat harbor. It is strictly a pedestrian...More

Thank Jim B
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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
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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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