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Address: Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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Beautiful stroll down a historical site

In strong contrast to the modern and avant garde architecture, Delfshaven is a piece of preserved Dutch history. There are some nice beer places you can chill next to the canal... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

In strong contrast to the modern and avant garde architecture, Delfshaven is a piece of preserved Dutch history. There are some nice beer places you can chill next to the canal. Be warned that while the houses are cute and fun to look at, the canal is not very clean, though it doesn't smell. A very nice place to take... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Delfshaven is the old city centre Rotterdam is said not to have. Picturesque, cosy with nice bars and restaurants.

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Maroochydore, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Perfect for an afternoon stroll away from the crowded streets of Rotterdam. It is a long walk (about 45 minutes) from central Rotterdam, but you can catch a tram. Interesting to visit the church where the Pilgrims prayed before heading to USA, and you can sip a Pilgrims beer at the cafe/pub next door to refresh before hiking back.

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Odessa, Ukraine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Departure point for new world settlers from 17 century. Very nicely looking and pleasant to walk and enjoy the history. Great place

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Midland, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The port lecturer on our cruise ship talked about Delfshaven and how it was worth a visit to that part of the city to see the old architecture. She said there were many galleries and cafes in the area. We decided to walk from the main area of Rotterdam, and we did enjoy the walk (about 8 miles so it's... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 375 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Ok... This is Rotterdam, so there aren't many old buildings left and this part is old... That said, for me it is not special, like any other old Dutch town/ harbour.... Maybe for tourist, in combination with all the modern buildings in Rotterdam it is something, but for me it just didn't do it...

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Thornhill, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

It only takes 15 minutes to get to Delft from Rotterdam by train and you only need to spend 1/2 day there but it is picture postcard Holland. Visit the windmill, wander the canals, eat in the square and read the plaques on the historic buildings.

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Liege, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Charming little unexpected historical spot in the modern city of Rotterdam, along a canaal of course.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Its just a mid class neighborhood, nothing to see really and hard to get to. Cost 25 e by taxi and total waste of money

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We went to quite a bit of effort to stop by when we arrived from our train from the ferry. Was NOT worth the effort to get all the way over there. It was also not marked extremely well. Very small area. Would recommend visiting a city like Gouda or Leiden and seeing a traditional area without the need for... More 

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Address: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Rotterdam

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