Piet Heynstraat (Piet Heyn Street), Rotterdam

Piet Heynstraat (Piet Heyn Street), Rotterdam

The Piet Heynstraat is a street in the Rotterdam borough of Delfshaven, named after the 17th-century navigator Piet Heyn, who was born in this street.

The Piet Heynstraat is located in the Delfshaven district . The area where the Piet Heynstraat is located is also called Old Delfshaven . The Piet Heynstraat starts at the Voorhaven and ends after about 50 meters at the Piet Heynplein . On the Piet Heynplein is the statue of Piet Hein.

On November 25, 1577, the well-known Dutch navigator Piet Heyn was born in Delfshaven. The street was then called Kerkstraat , after the adjacent Oude Kerk . Piet Heyn was a naval hero who became famous for conquering a Spanish silver fleet in 1628 . The house where Piet Heyn was born was demolished in the 19th century . In 1871 a new building in old Dutch style was built, which is today known as Piet-Heynshuis. It is located at Piet Heynstraat, 6.

Piet Heynstraat has had its current name since 1870 .
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Sight Name: Piet Heynstraat (Piet Heyn Street)
Sight Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands (See walking tours in Rotterdam)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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