About ss Rotterdam
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.
The former cruiser has a four-star hotel, two restaurants and two bars on board. The interior design has a 1950s feel and boasts original features. There are 14 other 1950s-style rooms and 16 venues suitable for meetings. The largest of these is the Theatre which can be used to stage a congress with up to 500 participants when arranged as a theatre and up to 400 people when arranged for a dining event. It is possible to stage a congress for more than 2,000 participants by combining a number of on-board spaces.
The Theatre has a ceiling height of eight metres and the space can be arranged in whatever way is required. The Theatre’s balcony has its original seating arrangement. The Theatre stage measures approximately eight by five and a half metres and has a retractable theatre curtain.
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.
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