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Address: Willemstad, Curacao
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Swings wide many times daily to allow access to one of the busiest...

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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It´s interesting seeing a movel bridge with a espetacular view of the netherland style of the buildings! Amazing ...

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Joinville, SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It´s interesting seeing a movel bridge with a espetacular view of the netherland style of the buildings! Amazing ...

Thank mlsguissardi
Stamford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Queen Emma Bridge is a unique floating bridge that connects both sides of the harbor in the downtown capital. It is unusual engineering and is worth seeing when you are shopping but not for a special trip alone. There are enough boats that you are likely to see it open and close in an hour. It is prettiest at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I know it does not sound like much, but the bridge is rather interesting. The design, the structure and the history. It was one of those things that was a must see for me.

Thank gscar35
The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just gazing at the pontjes brug watching the People stringing along. Waving to the people on the kade, enjoting their breakfast, lunch and dinner. Then cocktails Enjoy looking at the bridge. The colourfull shops both now at Punda and the Otrobanda

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Midland, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've never quite experienced anything like this before - the bridge is quite long, and the entire thing swings outward, with one end going all the way back to the other side! It's amazing, but you can get caught in the middle of the bridge as it starts to open (They do not wait for the bridge to clear!) and... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Probably the only bridge that floats, and moves to the side by boat engines! Stay long enough to see the bridge move aside for big ships passing by. Nice evening lights enhance the experience.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Punda twice during our week and was lucky enough to walk across the Swinging Old Lady, ride it while it opened part way for a pilot boat and see it open all the way for a freighter. Its a fun little walk and provides some great photo op. Take the time just to walk across if nothing else.

Thank Familyof4_2Boys2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Pondjesbrug/pontonbridge in the centre of Willlemsstad you must not only see but feel as well. Build in 1888 and named after the late Dutch queen Emma this bridge of 168 meters long opend up this afternoon for a big oceanliner so we took the ferry, which goes up and down when the bridge is open and is free of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In all my travels around the world, this is my first pontoon bridge that opens for sea traffic. It was really cool and there is a nice view of town. Just make sure you allow time for the ferry across when they open it. It takes a bit longer with wait time and crossing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This bridge is not only a must see when in Willemstad, but it is also probably unavoidable. It has some of the best views of the city, both during the day and at night, and it is also the best way to stroll between Punda and Otrobanda. If you have the time, definitely hang out on the bridge to experience... More 

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