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 can be felt everywhere 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.
There is a four-star hotel aboard the former cruiser. Its 254 hotel rooms have three special themes: Original, Manhattan and Bahamas. These serve as reminders of the routes sailed by the SS Rotterdam between 1959 and 2000.
The interior design of the rooms has a 1950s feel and boasts original features. They all have wired internet connection free of charge and Wi-Fi coverage is available in the public areas also free of charge.
Guests can also spoil themselves in the Club Room and Lido restaurants and in the Oceans Bar and the Captain Lounge. There are 14 other 1950s-style rooms and 16 venues suitable for meetings.
The SS Rotterdam is easy to get to by both car and 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. You can also rent a (electric) bike.