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Most historic part of Rotterdam

Not very close to the modern city center, but still worth visiting: the old Delfshaven, the most historic part of Rotterdam. A beautiful old harbor with nice views and old... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Schiedam, The Netherlands

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Billingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

It's a nice part of town with old buildings, it's got a few bars and restaurants. It's under a 2 mile walk to central station so not that far and there shops and bars along the way.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Saw this part of Rotterdam as part of a hop-on hop-off tour with the classic tram Line 10. Had not been there in 50 years and it hadn't changed much. Lovely old part of Rotterdam, very pittoresque.

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Schiedam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Not very close to the modern city center, but still worth visiting: the old Delfshaven, the most historic part of Rotterdam. A beautiful old harbor with nice views and old buildings. The old church is particularly nice. Good cafes and small restaurants here, some hidden away in little side streets.

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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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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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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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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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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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