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Delfshaven

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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153 reviews 153 reviews
10 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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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97 reviews 97 reviews
27 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
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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75 reviews 75 reviews
37 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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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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
25 helpful votes 25 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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