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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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  • The old part of the city of Rotterdam is very nice to know! Easy access by metro or tram, worth knowing
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  • They are a pair of streets to the end and Cape. But have their charm in the midst of this city full of tall buildings to each more rare. It is worth giving a vulta there and eat or drink in one of the terraces. Canals, boats, mill... everything quite quaint compared to the center of the city.
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  • I go there regularly back to hiking. It is almost always calm and there is a separate atmosphere. Enjoy the old houses and the beautiful water. I have 7 years on the Schiedamseweg lived, I know the area pretty well. Too bad I'm away, I found quite West at that time very fine to live.
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  • Nice piece of Rotterdam.
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