In 1968 the Café de la Paix on Promenade deck has been transformed to the Lido-restaurant. In 1986 the interior has been replaced and the lamps were discarded. Fortunately one of them became part of the collection of Brian Porter, staff-member of Holland America Line. This spring he donated the lamp to our foundation. His former colleague Hans Brinkhoff took care of the lamp and Holland America Line in Seattle provided for transport to The Netherlands. Thanks to the cooperation and a donation of Scan Global Logistics the lamp arrived safely on the ss Rotterdam. It will get a nice place in our museum on board the ss Rotterdam.
The Lido restaurant on November 20, 1971 (picture Kenneth W. Smith)
The Lido-Grill restaurant on April 19, 2023 with the original lamp (picture Klaas Krijnen)
Hans Brinkhoff with the lamp (picture Klaas Krijnen)