Welcome on the website of the Friends of Steamship Rotterdam
Since 2001 we have been striving for a new life for the ss Rotterdam in the Rotterdam harbour.
The Rotterdam came into service for Holland-America Line as their flagship in 1959. She is the largest passenger liner ever built in the Netherlands and is numbered among the most successful liners which ever sailed the seven seas. The ship has largely kept her original character and remains in good condition. The new owners gave her a profound refurbishment so she can be in service as a static liner for many years. Please explore out website for more information about the history of the ss Rotterdam.
Steamship Rotterdam Foundation, alias Friends of steamship Rotterdam, continues her activities including securing a lasting preservation and use in a culturally and historically responsible manner. We are not the owners or operators of the ship.
Since February 15 2010 the ss Rotterdam is open for the public. WestCord Hotels are the owners since June 2013. Please see the website of the operators www.ssrotterdam.nl for information about possibilities on board.
During World Port Days in Rotterdam our foundation presents on September 2 only in the Library on Upper-Promenadedeck of the ss Rotterdam the following program (free entrance): 10 AM Movie about the building and launch of the ss Rotterdam and its 30-thirtieth...read more
The renovation of the teakdeck on Upper-Promenadececk aft continues. In the meantime visitors are welcome! July 22 2017 Picture Ryan Derks July 30 2017 Picture Klaas Krijnen Picture Ryan Derks, August 6 2017 Picture Ryan Derks, August 6 2017 Picture Ryan Derks, August...read more
On the ss Rotterdam maintenance is going on. The painter on Boatdeck is being supported by a remarkable daredevil at the front of the ship…. Picture Jan-Willem Koene Picture Ryan Derks A painter at work on Boatdeck starboard. Picture Ryan...read more