We're back in the Netherlands this year,
and we're in a major city: Rotterdam
This time we're on the water. As the former flagship of the Holland America Line, the ss Rotterdam has sailed the seven seas. Discover La Grande Dame’s many stories and visit its authentic areas. Today the ss Rotterdam is permanently moored in Rotterdam.
The story of the city, the bombardment and reconstruction, and the drive to innovate that locals still use today to shape their city all make Rotterdam
a fascinating place to visit.
Everything seems possible here, and there's so much left to explore. Is Rotterdam a must-see city? Absolutely!
About ss Rotterdam
- Address: 3e Katendrechtsehoofd 25, 3072 AM Rotterdam, The Netherlands
The ss Rotterdam is easy to reach by car as well public transport. You can also get to ss Rotterdam via Water Taxi or Waterbus. The ss Rotterdam parking lot is located in front of the ship and can accommodate up to 580 cars.
- History: The ss Rotterdam was inaugurated on 13 September 1958.
From 1959 to 1971 the ship 'commuted' between Rotterdam and New York.
It then became a cruise ship to far-away, exotic destinations until 2000.
Between 2005 and 2008 the ship got restored to its original glory, and turned into a hotel, permanently moored in Rotterdam.
In February 2010 the ship welcomed its first visitors.
Moored at the Katendrecht Dock
Your 'cabin' if you like to stay on board
The Lido Terrace, experience the cruising sensation
The Queen's lounge. Our main sponsor and lunch area
The Theatre with seats for over 400 people: Keynote and other sessions
The centrals stairs, connecting all the decks
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, which contains the venue, car park, hotels and the main railway station.