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Delfshaven, Rotterdam

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Stroll the historical streets, wharves, and canals, and explore the hidden treasures of Delfshaven, the neighborhood that was one the Netherlands' gateways to the New World. Now a part of Rotterdam, the area originally was developed as the port for the nearby city of Delft. It was the center of the Dutch East India Company, the birthplace of Captain Piet Hein, and the port from which the pilgrim fathers departed for Southampton on the Speedwell. Indulge in the laid-back atmosphere, admire the well-preserved buildings, and take a break from sightseeing at one of the numerous pubs and restaurants. The area is the home to a selection of galleries featuring local arts and crafts, as well as Rotterdam's only brewery. For a true Dutch feeling, tour the area by bicycle. Make Delfshaven a part of your Rotterdam vacation plans using our Rotterdam vacation trip planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • 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 Delfs...  more »
  • In opinion it fell against! I had expected more. Nice to see the port! But I was tired.
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  • 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 t...  more »
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  • Nice piece of Rotterdam.
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