Since the by Westcord Hotels takeover of the ss Rotterdam in 2013, the two Rotterdam icons have finally been reunited after years: the ss Rotterdam (former flagship of the Holland-America Line) and Hotel New York (former headquarters of the Holland-America Line). The ss Rotterdam and Hotel New York are within walking distance of each other. They were once part of the rich and 140 years long history of the Holland-America Line.
As a former flagship of the Holland-America Line and cruise ship, ss Rotterdam has sailed many oceans. Discover the many stories of the La Grande Dame and experience the authentic atmosphere while you come to sleep, eat, meet, party, marry or discover. Since 4 August 2008, the steamship has been a floating multifunctional location at the head of Katendrecht in Rotterdam. The ship has been completely renovated in the style and state as the designers had come up with in the ’50s.
A world class hotel on the water. Besides the fact that the ship will not sail, the 4-star hotel offers a completely different world through the authentic atmosphere, the many works of art and the entourage of the earlier years. Where the 576 cabins of the steamship used to be, you will now find 254 modern hotel rooms decorated in the design atmosphere of the 1950s. Choose one of the six room types and spend the night in a fifties decor of your choice: Original, Manhattan or Bahamas. Each room is unique in form, design and color. Wondering how the guests experienced the first crossing to New York in 1959? Or would you rather go for the cruise feeling? Step aboard the former flagship of the Holland-America Line and experience it yourself.
For more than half a century, guests are welcomed with open arms in the culinary living room of the ss Rotterdam. The luxurious Club Room is authentic and breathes the atmosphere of the ’50s. A night out in the Club Room is a true pleasure of all the senses. From seasonal dishes to our unrivaled classics. The ingredients are (day) fresh and sustainable. The kitchen is international with a French twist. The kitchen brigade, led by chef Pascal Troost, is ready to give you an unforgettable evening together with maître sommelier Alfred van der Toolen.
From a extensive breakfast buffet to the tastiest dishes from our KOPA charcoal oven. What used to be Café de la Paix is now the always lively grill restaurant Lido on the Promenade Deck. Enjoy a casual atmosphere and of course the fantastic skyline! Chef Raymon Rademaker and his kitchen brigade will surprise you at the Lido during breakfast, lunch and dinner.
If you are curious about the magnificent ss Rotterdam, you are more than welcome to visit the Promenade Deck, the Lynbaan Shop or enjoy a lovely cup of coffee at the restaurant. We bet you will want to see more. And for that, you can book one of the guided tours. We have daily and monthly tours!
You can choose between a guided tour or a tour with an audiophone. Or you can choose both. Visit the bridge, captain’s quarters or even the engine room!
This is going to be an unforgettable party! It all starts when the guests drive up to the ship. The impressive and inviting sight of the ship raises expectations. Dance through almost sixty years of colourful history, swirl in style and toast in a maritime setting. An anniversary, championship party or family day.. One of our 12 authentic venues will surely be yours to fall in love with. Meeting up with business partners can also be arranged at the ss Rotterrdam. Looking out of the portholes creates renewed inspiration. And what about Rotterdam’s hospitality, stylish decor and authentic cruise atmosphere? All of our 29 meeting rooms breathe hospitality and maritime class. Whatever the reason, the ss Rotterdam offers the perfect room and facilities for any party, event or meeting.
The story of the Escape Room ss Rotterdam is based on the mysterious secrets of the ship’s former captain. The story takes place at the end of the ’90s, when Premier Cruises took over the ship from the Holland-America Line, and rechristened the ship the ss Rembrandt. The Escape Room activity on board the ss Rotterdam takes place in two identical rooms on D deck, deep within the ship, which formerly served as cold stores. The participants are ‘locked’ in one of these cold stores. Participants have just 60 exciting and action-packed minutes to unravel all the mysteries of the captain. Excitement and sensation are the keywords in the Escape Room ss Rotterdam. Can you unravel the secrets in time?