ss Rotterdam


ss Rotterdam
3e Katendrechtsehoofd 25
3072 AM Rotterdam


+31(0)10 297 30 90

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ss Rotterdam (attraction)

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.

Many areas of the ship, such as the restaurants, are open to the public. The SS Rotterdam also offers various tours, including the Sea Breeze Deluxe Tour (one hour) and the Complete Tour (two hours). These include audio-guides and extra information provided by the on-board hosts. The tours show what a lot was involved in running a great cruise liner and what life aboard was like in years gone by. The Rotterdam Complete Tour also takes a look in the engine room.

Coffee, brunch, lunch or afternoon tea can be served if desired. It is possible to book a guide for groups (maximum 20 people). The guide accompanies the group and gives information on the ship and tells anecdotes about it.

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.


  • Things to do
    Abseiling and zip wire / Euromast
  • Places to go
    De Rotterdam
  • Places to go
    Erasmus MC