• Séjours trés reposant, accueil tres chaleureux, chambre trés comfortable, petit dejeunernoe trés copieux
  • Thank you that we could stay in your beautiful house. Chüss
  • 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!
  • Had a good breakfast and now on the way for our second part on the bike throught the polders of the Alblasserwaard: Lets go to the Kinderdijk Windmills!!
  • Only staying for one night; Nice rooms have all modern comfort. Thank you.
  • I was extremely pleased during my stay at B&B margriethof ; In these 4 months you made all effords to give that home feeling
  • Beautifull surroundings, a fine place to sleep and a good breakfast. To be repeated with a longer stay.
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.