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Delfshaven

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #18 of 98 Attractions in Rotterdam
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We were on a walking tour through which led us to this part of the city as well. It is really nice as it is still "old dutch", one of the few parts of rotterdam that were not destroyed. While visiting rotterdam it is very nice and impressive to see this neighborhood it comparison to the newer parts. Also very... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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49 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Delfshaven is one of the big neighbourhoods who survived World War II, some buildings are build more than 400 years ago and are still standing. You see a lot of influences here; it's just picturesque to drink a coffee in one of the old cafe's. About 15 minutes away from the Central Station, you can get there by metro or... More

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rotterdam
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156 reviews 156 reviews
73 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Delfshaven is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Rotterdam which is still intact. It is a wonderful place to walk around, visit the local brewery, have a taste of the local brew and enjoy the old buildings which go back to the 1600's. For both Americans and Englishmen, there is an added bonus because this is the place where the... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is the only "Dutch" part of Rotterdam so you must come down here - easy to reach by tram or metro. The morning we came was very quiet and it is a very small area so quick to wander round. May be better in an evening when the restaurants etc open as there would be more atmosphere

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Very pretty and nice place to stroll and have a coffee. Good place to get some "arty" photos. Well connected on tram routes 8, 21, 24.

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New York
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27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Small in size, large in impact. What remains of the old city after Nazi bombing in WW2. See the church US Pilgrims prayed in before setting off to Plymouth Rock

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Schaerbeek, Belgium
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115 helpful votes 115 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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