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. To visit Delfshaven and get the most from your holiday in Rotterdam, create itinerary details personal to you using our Rotterdam road trip website .
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  • Nice old port where the history of this port on the facade plates is written here you need if you go to Rotterdam
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  • This inner-city harbour is famous for its canals, historic buildings and courtyards. Stroll the historical streets, wharves, and canals, and explore the hidden treasures of Delfshaven, a real nostalgi...  more »
  • Denotes the area compared to the rest of Rotterdam, it's nice to see other things. Beautiful / old buildings, old boats, and even a mill! I directly go Transit Board because the quarters between complicated Center and this neighborhood aren't bad (less than 15 minutes by tram from CS) I recommend the restaurant "Thirst" If you're in the area.
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  • Great place for people who need help to get back on track.
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