Links to sites about the ss Rotterdam and the Holland America Line:

De Rotterdam BV
The owner of the steamship Rotterdam.

Holland America Line
The official site.

Vereniging “De Lijn”
The association for former and current HAL-employees and other interested people.

Willem’s Maritieme Paginas
Lots of information and pictures of HAL-ships.

The Unofficial HAL Homepage
Large site with just about everything about The Holland America Line.

Ken Thomas digitalized all the daily programs of the Word cruise 1985.

Links to sites about other liners

ss Canberra
Site about the former P&O liner ss Canberra.

ss United States
Large site about America’s biggest and fastest liner; the Big U.

QE2 homepage
Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth 2.

Queen Mary
This famous Cunard liner is now a floating hotel.

RMS Caronia
Comprehensive history of Cunard’s “Green Goddess”.

Lots of information about the large and well-known liners form the past.


Links to maritime museums

Scheepvaartmuseum Amsterdam
The Netherlands maritime museum in Amsterdam

Maritiem Museum Rotterdam
Beautiful site of the Maritime Museum in Rotterdam

A large assortment of maritime books, cards, cut-out models etc.

Other maritime links

Maritime Matters
Up-to-date news and information on cruise ships.

Table Bay Underway Shipping
Huge collection of ship photo’s.

Seagoing tug Elbe
The ocean-going tug Elbe, another piece of Dutch maritime heritage (Dutch only

Frans Romeijnsen
Artist with a large collection of maritime paintings, including many HAL-works.

Maritime memories
Of course the ss Rotterdam is included.

About passenger liners


An allround maritime site


Overige links:


AllOnScale builds professional scale models. In 2018 it completed a big model of the ss Rotterdam for one of its clients.

Katendrecht Rotterdam
Information about the surroundings of the berth of the Rotterdam.

NGN Produkties
The producer of the film “Ode aan de Rotterdam”

The great orchestra Musical Souvenir plays at least once a year in the theater on board the ss Rotterdam