Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge
Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge
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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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  • Leigh R
    49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting bridge.
    Very interesting bridge. We walked across and then walked around the area. We weren’t sure we would get to see it swing open to let a boat go through, but we actually got to see it open and close twice! Once from each side of the bridge. It was fun to watch the tourists who got stuck on the bridge while it was swinging open.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 August 2023
  • Michaela M
    Westmount, Canada316 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit especially at night
    Make sure you walk across the bridge in the daytime and go back at night. Totally different. At night the bridge is lit up colourfully and you can watch it Move to make way for the boats. We ended up taking the free ferry back as the bridge was not out back when we wanted to cross. Walk at night from the beautiful colourful Punda to Otrabanda and go have a meal in Rif Fort.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 August 2023
  • Teardrop Trailer Traveler
    United States779 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Queen Emma Bridge
    The Queen Emma Bridge is a floating foot bridge which crosses the entrance to St Anna Bay, The Bridge swings open to allow ships to pass. For smaller ships, the bridge only opens partway, but when larger ships need to pass, the bridge will swing so it rests up against the shore, opening the entire waterway. The bridge floats on pontoons, which makes it thoroughly enjoyable to cross. At night, the bridge is lit and is quite picturesque.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 September 2023
  • Joanna B
    San Antonio, Texas27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge - A Sight To See!
    The Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge is a fun site to see and use. It allows you to walk from Otrabunda to Punda in Willemstad. You just need to watch out if it is opening to allow ships to enter/depart the channel.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 October 2023
  • browncondo2102
    Kitchener, Canada1,725 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A bridge on pontoons?
    When we were walking about we went across the harbour on a ferry because the bridge was open to all ow a navy ship to pass. On our way back from exploring Willemstad we walked across the pedestrian bridge which is floated on pontoons. Quite amazing actually. The bridge connects the Punda and Otrobando Quarters.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 December 2023
  • Keith G.
    Cheshire, Connecticut487 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stop by while on the Odyssey of the Seas!
    Our first stop on our holiday cruise aboard the Odyssey of the Seas was Curacao. An amazing island that is part of the A, B and C island chain. (Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao) we were located on main pier, which was nice but plan on a good walk to the bridge. After our walk, we immediately took our time enjoying the bridge. The view is amazing and fact that this bridge is so old and in full operation is amazing. We were lucky as while we were returning, after walking around town, we were "caught" on the bridge as it opened for a small boat. What a ride as it opened and then closed. If your visiting, this is a must!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 December 2023
  • smilingcarolyn
    San Francisco, California111 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A bridge that moves sideway in the water
    Definitely worth seeing. If you are lucky to watch the bridge open, it is unique. The ferry runs back and forth (for free) when the bridge is open). Enjoy a drink by the water and you can wait for this experience.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 21 January 2024
  • MerlinsMom99
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see when in Curacao.
    It was a beautiful bridge; we got to see it move aside for the tug boat. Very neat. There were not too many people out that morning when we were there. But evidently, when the bridge is not in place, there is a free ferry that takes people back and forth until the bridge is back in place.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 February 2024
  • lithlith
    878 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Moving Bridge in Curacao
    This bridge has a fun little bounce to it as you walk across! It is moveable, so be careful when you visit that you don't get stuck on one side or the other. They do give warnings before it moves for a boat to go through. We've been to Curacao several times via cruise ship and we always enjoy a walk across the bridge into town from the cruise ship port. The bridge and city is photogenic, so you'll get some great photos along the way.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 May 2024
  • Tyke's Travels
    Garner, North Carolina337 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Float Across a Pontoon Bridge
    A walk across the Queen Emma Bridge is an experience not to miss. We also got to see it swing open to allow a ship to pass. Good shopping around the bridge. There are great views of the colored shops and houses. It is a one of a kind experience
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 May 2024
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Sandra1336
Union, NJ934 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
This bridge looks longer in pictures than it really is. Nice to see it when it opens up and with all the lights at night. When you cross the bridge they have street souvenir stands, an ice cream shop and a taxi stand.
Written 17 June 2024
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Laura K
Aventura, FL16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Very cute swinging bridge connecting both sides of downtown. At night it is illuminated with colorful archs, a must when in willmstead.
Written 10 June 2024
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Tyke's Travels
Garner, NC337 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
A walk across the Queen Emma Bridge is an experience not to miss. We also got to see it swing open to allow a ship to pass. Good shopping around the bridge. There are great views of the colored shops and houses. It is a one of a kind experience
Written 21 May 2024
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lithlith
Michigan878 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This bridge has a fun little bounce to it as you walk across! It is moveable, so be careful when you visit that you don't get stuck on one side or the other. They do give warnings before it moves for a boat to go through. We've been to Curacao several times via cruise ship and we always enjoy a walk across the bridge into town from the cruise ship port. The bridge and city is photogenic, so you'll get some great photos along the way.
Written 5 May 2024
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A K
Wilmington, NC43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
I must do while you’re in Curaçao, walk across the floating pontoon Bridge, and make sure you go night so you can admire the lights.
Written 9 March 2024
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Tsand1002
Boaz, AL90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The Queen Emma floating pontoon bridge is a must-see in Willemstad. It is a pedestrian bridge that you can stay on when it swings open for water traffic into Saint Anna Bay.
Written 6 March 2024
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angelabauer436
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
View was awesome... busy but still able to take lots of photos. No issues only had to wait a minute for the bridge to come back.
Written 4 March 2024
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BramleyLoiner21
Leeds, UK544 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
The bridge was closed to pedestrians when we arrived so we were lucky enough to watch it slowly move into place so we could cross it.
Nice views from the bridge
Written 23 February 2024
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MerlinsMom99
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
It was a beautiful bridge; we got to see it move aside for the tug boat. Very neat. There were not too many people out that morning when we were there. But evidently, when the bridge is not in place, there is a free ferry that takes people back and forth until the bridge is back in place.
Written 12 February 2024
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smilingcarolyn
San Francisco, CA111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Definitely worth seeing. If you are lucky to watch the bridge open, it is unique. The ferry runs back and forth (for free) when the bridge is open).
Enjoy a drink by the water and you can wait for this experience.
Written 21 January 2024
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