There are two restaurants on former cruise liner the SS Rotterdam: the informal Lido and the luxurious Club Room. The Lido has a real Rotterdam feel but distinctly international cuisine. It can accommodate up to 220 people. The Lido Terrace is on the deck with a view out over Rotterdam and was dubbed the city s best terrace by the Algemeen Dagblad national newspaper in 2014.
The steamship Rotterdam is the largest ocean-going steamer ever built in the Netherlands. After its launch in 1959, it became the flagship of the Holland America Line and sailed to many parts of the world. The ship is now permanently moored in Rotterdam s Maashaven (Meuse Harbour) near Katendrecht. The vessel’s history is ever-present on board. The 1950s interior and its many artworks were lovingly restored between 2005 and 2008. The hotel rooms, restaurants and other amenities have been thoroughly modernised and satisfy all of today s needs.
The SS Rotterdam is easy to get to by either car or public transport. The journey by the number 77 bus from Rijnhaven metro station takes 10 minutes. There is a spacious (paid) car park on the quay.