In the 1930s, the most western neighborhood of Rotterdam, Oud-Mathenesse, emerged in the meadows between Rotterdam and Schiedam. It is a multicultural, pre-war urban neighborhood, known as the quietest neighborhood in Delfshaven. The heart of the neighborhood is Franselaan, a lively street where shopaholics can indulge themselves. If you want to live in a community-oriented neighborhood, this is the place to be. Residents tirelessly contribute to the neighborhood: every year, there is a bustling spring market, and children roam the streets during Halloween.