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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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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This part of Rotterdam brings you back in time, with the windmill at the end of the canal and river boats docked on the pier located along the narrow roadway. Its worth your time to jump on the local metro & find your way down to enjoy the sites & sound of Delfhaven!

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Malton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

From the Euromast Tower we went on to Delfshaven which is a small historical town with one windmill still in good condition. This is the old part of Rotterdam and one can easily see the difference between the old Rotterdam and the new Rotterdam. If you are not enthusiastic about old buildings avoid this town but if you like old... More 

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

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

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