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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  • August 17, 2017
    Back in time! Old crafts-good food and drink-costume-you can imagine yourself in a Dickens scene. Been several times and it continues to expand. Fortunately it was that Sunday dry and warm.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Beginning of August was a little party there (the history for proof) and along the old port have small Stäne built people and shows how people have lived there and worked. You could eat, drink, and get involved! It was though rather small, but fully sweet and came with old Gew2ändern all the locals. The area itself is beautiful and worth a walk. There is an own metro stop.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Visit to Delfshaven looking for a party food tasting experience that we didn't find. Interesting the pier with boats dated: hence departed the ship of the Pilgrim fathers to America.
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  • October 11, 2016
    Nice piece of Rotterdam.
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