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.

Become Friend of Steamship Rotterdam!

  • You will support the work of our volunteers on the historic steamship Rotterdam
  • You will be regularly updated about all news about the ship

News

20 years ago in Hong Kong

20 years ago in Hong Kong

Today 20 years ago the ss Rotterdam arrived in Hong Kong during her final world cruise. She stayed there until the 5th of March. The ship on the other side of the pier is the ms Oriana (1995) of P&O. The picture comes from the collection of captain Leo van...

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Interior improvements

Interior improvements

Our volunteers have constructed a rail to protect the special glass wall plates in the Queens Lounge. The wall plates have been damaged severely by catering transports. Fortunately our volunteers found some spare plates in one of the holds of the ship, so they could...

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Worldmap moved to a new place

Worldmap moved to a new place

Our volunteers removed the worldmap from the foyer between Smoking Room and Grand Ballroom to the Central Staircase on Upper-Promenadedeck. A new place for the map was necessary because the foyer between Smoking Room and Grand ballroom has been transformed into a...

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