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Address: Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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A very quiet place with wonderful things to see such as the Pilgrim Fathers' church or the old mill. If you wanna spend a great afternoon on your own or walk with your friend... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 February 2017
Debrecen, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On our one day in Rotterdam, our friends took us here to see the "old" before seeing the "new". This area is a beautiful glimpse of the city's history. We loved the ambiance with the canals, canal boats, and beautiful old buildings. Must visit here to get a glimpse of Old Rotterdam!

Thank LizardSC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting Delfshaven is a time-warp back to the 17th century, it's definitely worth a visit. The architecture, the historical ships, the fine restaurants, pubs, and art galleries.

1 Thank Akxsel
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved Delfshaven. It was my favorite part of Rotterdam. It's so picturesque. There are several wonderful restaurants on the canal. Also a brewery, some very cool old bars and The Pilgrim Father's Church! I highly recommend visiting.

Thank RestlessRebecca
Debrecen, Hungary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

A very quiet place with wonderful things to see such as the Pilgrim Fathers' church or the old mill. If you wanna spend a great afternoon on your own or walk with your friend chatting, plz go to Delfshaven!

Thank Aniko072016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is part of the old part of Rotterdam, i.e. the part that was not hit by the notorious WW2 bombardment. This is where the Pilgrim fathers started out for their journey to America, before sailing to Plymouth, England. Nice antiques shops.

Thank Hera101
Terneuzen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Thanks to the Germans, Rotterdam has not much of an old city, like Delft or Amsterdam. And we are proud of what we rebuilt and proud of the small old harbour of Delfshaven where the Pilgrim Fathers left and where you can drink a good beer in a pub where you can sit above the water with a view on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

It is one of the very few old parts of town, keeping the Dutch signature of the past century. Definitely a nice area to walk around and explore on a sunny day! It would be just as beautiful on a rainy day as well... You can see old but also quirky buildings, houseboats, wind mills, small shops and artist's workshops.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Visited in winter Dec 2016. Easily accessible by tram or Metro (station "Delfshaven"). Makes for a lovely morning walk. It was exactly how I expected it to be - quiet, certain parts unspoiled. Walk down the quiet streets early in the morning was a really nice experience.

1 Thank Jenny T
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Lots of character - and some really nice old buildings. Not as grand as some of the buildings in the Hague or in Amsterdam - But still full of character. Lots of nice small places to eat / stay

2 Thank Albia-Newton
Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

While Rotterdam has been regarded as the forefront of modern Netherlands, Delfshaven survived much bombing of WWII and proudly presents how old meets new. It was the poorest town in the entire Netherlands, but it hosts a lot of good galleries for modern arts, and good restaurants. If you are interested in the less touristy places, Delfshaven definitely will not... More 

Thank Margaret L

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