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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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“both sides” (139 reviews)
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Willemstad, Curacao
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Bridge is amazing, I loved looking at the bridge open and close allowing water transport. I went over and over the bridge, even though it was scary at times, I loved the mechanical,

Thank kathleenstapleton
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A must do in Curaçao, great picture opportunity while there. Night to me it lights up and very picturesque.

Thank Heather S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It a simple moving bridge. At night it displays some interesting lights. The atmosphere around it is super calm and relaxing. Just like the Caribbean is supposed to be. Will come back to have more grilled scorpion fish on its shores.

Thank Pablo R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Neat to walk across the bridge and see it in action. Previous to our visit, we had seen it on RAN Sailing (YouTube). The adjacent tourist area is in decline and could use a bit of upkeep. It looks very colorful in photos but is...More

Thank DG J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I advise you visit the bridge in a Thursday night. There are fire works and the bridge lights up and changes color. You can have dinner on the water next to the bridge.

Thank Latrece L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This bridge is easy to find from the cruise port. It is fun to walk over, pretty at night and neat to watch it move for boats to pass through. We sat at a table near one side of it while it was moving and...More

Thank Abby G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The bridge is unique and offers very nice views of Willemstad's colorful buildings. Curacao is a unique place for an island in the Caribbean. Best to stay at a chain hotel for the amenities.

Thank No A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The lobby is dark and depressing, the pool area is dark at night with no lighting, the rooms are more like an hourly Motel on the Seedy side of town, walking through the hallways just like walking through the projects in Chicago. Do not stay...More

Thank joseph
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Queen Emma bridge connects East and West Willhemstad. It sits on row-boat shaped pontoons (at least a dozen), one of which is motorized. When a large ship needs to enter the docks, a siren goes off alerting people on the bridge that it is...More

Thank wiloliams
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We finally found this unique bridge while geocaching at night. We were intrigued so we came back the next day. At night it lights up in all different color lights. During the day when you hear the bells ringing get ready, cause it gonna move....More

Thank Lori K
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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
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
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rb620sb
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
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