Exotic days, Eccentric Nights
Willemstad is the capital of Curaçao and boasts an array of colonial architecture that is influenced by Dutch styles. The city center, with its peculiar architecture and beautiful harbor entry, was named a UNESCO world heritage site in 1997.
The famous “Pontoon Bridge”, also known as the “Swinging Old Lady” divides the two districts Punda and Otrobanda. From 1901 to 1934, people had to pay a toll to cross the bridge — with the exception of pedestrians going barefoot. When the bridge is open to let ships from the harbor pass, pedestrians are transported free of charge by the ponchi, a small ferry.