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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“free ferry” (131 reviews)
“swings open” (85 reviews)
“both sides” (126 reviews)
Willemstad, Curacao
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The bridge was awesome, I took the ferry over to the other side and walked back over the Queen Emma Bridge. I walked the City on my own and visited a couple of museums.

Thank trisha h
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is such a cool piece of engineering. It's pretty awesome to "ride" the bridge if you are around when boats are coming through. Great photo opportunities during the day and night!

Thank GingerGinny
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was awesome seeing the bridge open and allow boats to pass. It is worth the time to go see. It is a must do if you are taking the time to see downtown

Thank Frank V
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Have travelled to many places and never saw a pontoon bridge Great walking back and forth buying souvenirs

Thank Jenny B
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the only bridge I have seen like this. It is a pedestrian bridge and quite long. It's like a hinge opens like a door would but over water. The views from this bridge are lovely when walking across. It is fun to watch...More

Thank carribbeanmic
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was passing just as the bridge opened to let in a boat. Whole thing took only 10 mins. Amazing to be standing on it as it opens. Unique experience

Thank Mok7102
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a floating bridge that is a must see day or night. We had the chance to see it open while a ship passed through, then close all in less 4 minutes. Awesome bridge, must make this a stop on your trip.

Thank Julio P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bridge is swaying the whole time you walk it and don’t be surprised if it isn’t there when you want to return to the docks. It is electronic and portable. Whenever ships need to get through the channel it moves away (but don’t worry...More

Thank JMasonNashville
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a beautiful town!! Gorgeous Views! Highly Recommend The bridge is always busy with people passing by. Bring a camera!

Thank a_vucko
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the only portion of the trip that I was a wreck. The bridge is insanely high due to the ferrys but there is only a small curb with tiny guardrail stopping you from plummeting into the water below. If you are not afraid...More

Thank Katie L
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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
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
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