• We were warmly welcomed and you told us a lot about the  Alblasserwaard. polders and  Dordrecht; Now we are really curious! Thank you for your hospitality and we definatly come back another time!
  • ... Like i wrote before...  I'll be back if I have to work again in the city of Dordrecht...
  • Beautifull surroundings, a fine place to sleep and a good breakfast. To be repeated with a longer stay.
  • We enjoyed our stay in Papendrecht and surroundings. We appreciate the care and will recommend this B&B by our friends. Beste wishes
  • Only staying for one night; Nice rooms have all modern comfort. Thank you.
  • Séjours trés reposant, accueil tres chaleureux, chambre trés comfortable, petit dejeunernoe trés copieux
Delfshaven (1389) Delfshaven (1389) Delfshaven (1389) Delfshaven (1389) Delfshaven (1389)

This small village (1389) was a sattelite post of Delft based around the locks along river nieuwe Maas. Delft didn't have a open connection to the sea, so with this sattelite post they avoided tolls being levied by the neighbouring and competing city of Rotterdam.

Fishing, shipbuilding and the distillery of jenever were the main sources of income. The Dutch East India Company, had important wharfs and warehouses in Delfshaven, and one of the company's most famous commanders, Piet Hein, was born (1577) here. In the end the Dutch East India Company went bankrupted and the local economy collapsed, dragging everyone in poverty.

Pilgrimfathers

In July 1620 a group of people left with the sailingship Speedwell from Delfshaven to have a rendez-vous with another ship near Southampton named Mayflower.

Delfshaven nowadays

Unlike her glorydays there are no harbor or shipping operations anymore in Delfshaven. Along the quays you find several small and cosy shops, the Pelgrim-church, nice restaurants & bars.