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Delfshaven

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #16 of 97 attractions in Rotterdam
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Schaerbeek, Belgium
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Nice suburb (2 streets around a canal) but no way to park although there was plenty of parking spots. Weekdays until 18h, you have to pay for parking in the streets (like in most of Netherlands). However in Rotterdam, you cannot pay by cash nor by Visa/Mastercard. You used to pay with parking cards. THE PROBLEM IS THAT THEY DON'T... More

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Perth
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Tried to give Rotterdam a good look and see all of it. Rotterdam is a great place but Delfshaven is nothing like nearby Delft. So unless you have lots of time I think you are better off seeing other parts of the city.

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Rotterdam
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

See how the harbour was when the pilgrimfathers went to the USA. Bush visited it cause of his background. Also beautiful for others. Take watertaxi to or from hotel NewYork for/afterwards

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Salisbury UK
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

If you like Vermeer's paintings and love historical places then you must visit this town. The atmosphere is wonderful and the museums are excellent, especially those relating to the artist and porcelain industry. You will need two days to complete a thorough visit.

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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
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60 reviews 60 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Fabulous place to wander on a sunny Saturday or Sunday. This is up-and-coming posh and fashionable place to live. Real surprise are the brewery,which is still operational,however,I can not guarantee,that bier is exactly the same as at Pilgrim time and an information in the hidden corner,that voyage of Pilgrim Fathers has,in fact,started from Delftshaven and was renamed as Mayflower trip... More

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Sussex
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106 reviews 106 reviews
24 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We walked to Delfshaven in the late afternoon and loved finding this lovely old harbour, totally self-contained, in the middle of Rotterdam city. It had a lovely atmosphere, from the windmill at one end, past the bridge and the pilgrims' church, to the lock at the other end.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Well worth a visit, oldest part of the city, stroll down by the harbour, fabulous buildings , very picturesque, friendly people and some great pubs Just a short walk away from some other great landmarks the Euromast which you can see the city from a great height, the wonderful architecture of the "red apple" a skyscraper and others a lovely... More

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Hellevoetsluis, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

From here the pilgrimfathers set of to thee United States. It has a lot of nice old buildings, good restaurants and little pubs.

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Luzon, Philippines
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233 reviews 233 reviews
107 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Most of Rotterdam were levelled by bombs, which explains why most of it are newish buildings and modern architecture, except for this portion which is Delfshaven. If you've been to other places in the Netherlands, like Amsterdam, you've seen this before (especially the windmill and rowhouses). The historical significance of this place is, according to the nondescript marker, it's the... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Historisch Delfshaven is the oldest part of Rotterdam: it also is a rarity, as not much of the city has survived the German bombings of 1940. The area is not that big, but that just adds to the cozy feeling you get strolling the old harbor, especially at night, when the streetlights are reflected in the water. There are several... More

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