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Address: Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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A very quiet place with wonderful things to see such as the Pilgrim Fathers' church or the old mill. If you wanna spend a great afternoon on your own or walk with your friend... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Debrecen, Hungary
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Debrecen, Hungary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very quiet place with wonderful things to see such as the Pilgrim Fathers' church or the old mill. If you wanna spend a great afternoon on your own or walk with your friend chatting, plz go to Delfshaven!

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Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is part of the old part of Rotterdam, i.e. the part that was not hit by the notorious WW2 bombardment. This is where the Pilgrim fathers started out for their journey to America, before sailing to Plymouth, England. Nice antiques shops.

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Terneuzen, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to the Germans, Rotterdam has not much of an old city, like Delft or Amsterdam. And we are proud of what we rebuilt and proud of the small old harbour of Delfshaven where the Pilgrim Fathers left and where you can drink a good beer in a pub where you can sit above the water with a view on... More 

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Thank fredlandsbergen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is one of the very few old parts of town, keeping the Dutch signature of the past century. Definitely a nice area to walk around and explore on a sunny day! It would be just as beautiful on a rainy day as well... You can see old but also quirky buildings, houseboats, wind mills, small shops and artist's workshops.... More 

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Thank Roxana B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

Visited in winter Dec 2016. Easily accessible by tram or Metro (station "Delfshaven"). Makes for a lovely morning walk. It was exactly how I expected it to be - quiet, certain parts unspoiled. Walk down the quiet streets early in the morning was a really nice experience.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Lots of character - and some really nice old buildings. Not as grand as some of the buildings in the Hague or in Amsterdam - But still full of character. Lots of nice small places to eat / stay

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

While Rotterdam has been regarded as the forefront of modern Netherlands, Delfshaven survived much bombing of WWII and proudly presents how old meets new. It was the poorest town in the entire Netherlands, but it hosts a lot of good galleries for modern arts, and good restaurants. If you are interested in the less touristy places, Delfshaven definitely will not... More 

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

It's a bit of a walk if you are staying in the city centre but well worth the effort to see historic Rotterdam. Some really nice architecture, with scenic canals and good cafes.

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Napa Valley, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

Rotterdam was destroyed in WWII, so if you're looking to find the Dutch charm of travel brochures, the only place to go is Delftshaven, the last remaining sliver of the old city. We took the jet boat, which deposited us s short walk away and established a pickup time. The first thing we saw was a working windmill, grinding wheat... More 

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Neutral Bay, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Persuaded by guide books we took a bike ride out here, quite a hike for little reward, the area holds little appeal and the harbour itself rather scruffy and run down, as good if not much better examples of old barges to be found in the maritime harbour and Old harbour.

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