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Delfshaven

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #16 of 84 Attractions in Rotterdam
Type: Cultural
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Vancouver, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I went for a walk down here, very much of an older European feel to this neighbourhood than the rest of modern Rotterdam. I believe it was one of the few areas that survived significant bombing during the war

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Langen
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Really only a couple of streets around a small historic port, but has nice well kept buildings. If you have never been up close to a windmill, there is one here where you can sit and chill and watch the river. Also there are a few nice Cafe´s and restaurants hidden around this area.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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136 reviews 136 reviews
83 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I loved this part of old Rotterdam. Time stands still here, there's not much to do, take a walk around see how it looked when first emigrants went into the unknown of the New World.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed exploring this little bit of old Rotterdam that bid farewell to the pilgrims on their way to America.

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Rotterdam, Nederland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Born in a neighbourhood close to Delfshaven I placed many steps there. It's a fine place to wonder through the harbour and it's adjourning streets. From here Rotterdam started to grow to one of the world's leading harbours. From here the Pelgrim fathers started their journey to America. Delfshaven still is a melting pot of cultures, arts and sounds. Feel... More

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Serres, Greece
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Another side and sight of Rotterdam city.Completely different regarding the city center or whatever.Nice buildings and environment.

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Bitburg, Germany
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66 reviews 66 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This neighborhood has a totally different feel than the rest of the city but it's only a few miles from the rest of the city. Even if you don't do anything here, it's worth it just to walk around and enjoy the neighborhood.

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Oudenaarde
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

rent a bike in Rotterdam and go the Delfshaven, it is worth the ride!! Nice and cosy historical harbour with nice terrasses

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The only historic area left in Rotterdam. Cobbled streets, bars and a windmill! Lovely area in the midst of a rather shabby part of town

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It's the part of the city (very small) that wasn't destroyed during World War II. To visit to realize the contrast with the modern rebuilt R'dam.

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