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Baldachin in Tropic Bar completed

Baldachin in Tropic Bar completed

picture Jan-Willem Koene This week our volunteers completed the reconstruction of the baldachin above the bar in the Tropic Bar. The original baldachin was scrapped during the refurbishment in 2007. Although the original drawings of architect Carel Wirtz were...

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60 years ago

60 years ago

On December 14, 1956  the keel was laid at the Rotterdam Drydock Company for the biggest ocean liner that ever has been built in The Netherlands. Her name was number 300 until Queen Juliana christened her on September 13, 1958 when the ship was...

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Rebirth baldachin

Rebirth baldachin

This week our volunteers replaced parts of the baldachin in the Tropic Bar. This replica of the original is nearing completion. The original baldachin was scrapped in 2006/07 during the renovation of the ship.  Picture Koos...

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Third airscoop replaced

Third airscoop replaced

Thanks to Strik Stoomketelverhuur N.V. we were able to replace the third airscoop on the forward deck. The original situation has been restored as it was between 1959 and 1961, when Holland-America Line removed the scoops....

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Progress in the Tropic Bar

Progress in the Tropic Bar

The restoration of the baldachin in the Tropic Bar is nearing completion. Our volunteers are working hard to finish the job in a few weeks. Pictures Jan-Willem Koene...

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Artwork restored in inside swimming pool

Artwork restored in inside swimming pool

Our volunteer Jan Fahner has restored the lost piece of art in the inside swimming pool. When the ship was built the artist Jan Rot made an anode aluminium sculpture named ‘Deep sea flora and fauna’. It was placed at the forward bulkhead of the swimming pool....

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Splendour of the Tropic Bar

Splendour of the Tropic Bar

WestCord Hotels reconstructed the original lino floor-covering in the Tropic Bar, like it was in 1959. In cooperation with the Friends of steamship Rotterdam the original construction of the ceiling will be restored to (picture Paul...

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Separation wall restored

Separation wall restored

Friends of steamship Rotterdam have restored a part of the sliding walls that were used during liner voyages to separate two classes. Picture Jan-Willem Koene...

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Original trellis work in the Ambassador room

Original trellis work in the Ambassador room

In the Ambassador room, volunteers of our foundation have restored parts of the original trellis work at the bar and at the platform where so many musicians have been playing their music.The trellis work was removed during the refurbishment of the ship and found back...

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Airscoop is back on the forecastle of the ss Rotterdam

Airscoop is back on the forecastle of the ss Rotterdam

On Wednesday May 27 one of the three airscoops has been replaced on the forecastle of the ss Rotterdam. When build three airscoops were placed to provide fresh air in the boatswains store and engine room for the capstans and anchor winches. Rough weather at sea proved...

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