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The Steamship Rotterdam Foundation celebrates 20 years activities for the ss Rotterdam

In 2001 we started striving for a new life for the ss Rotterdam in the Rotterdam harbour. The ss Rotterdam came into service for Holland-America Line as their flagship in 1959. Built by the Rotterdam Drydock Company, she is the largest passenger liner ever built in the Netherlands, numbered among the most successful liners ever sailing the seven seas. The ship has largely kept her original character and remains in good condition. Housing company Woonbron has given her a profound refurbishment by which she can service as a static liner for many years. Please explore our 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. WestCord Hotels are the owners since June 2013.

Please visit the website of the operators www.ssrotterdam.nl for information about possibilities on board.

Picture Jan-Willem Koene

Art-restoration fund for the ss Rotterdam

The ss Rotterdam has many artworks. Some of them have to be restorated. In cooperation with the Cultural Heritage Agency and the training Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage of the University of Amsterdam and WestCord Hotels, our foundation has initiated a survey of the mural in the Grand Ballroom. Now we are raising funds for the restoration of the mural and other artworks. Donations are very welcome on: INGB NL28 0000 0195 95; BIC: INGBNL2A. on behalf of Stichting behoud stoomschip Rotterdam. Please mention: Donation to Art restoration fund. When using Paypal please mention: info@stoomschiprotterdam.nl

The mural Aegean Sea in the Grand Ballroom, former Ritz Carlton, by Cuno van den Steene (picture Klaas Krijnen)

Our volunteers are restorating the artwork ‘Fishermen’s Nets’ in the Queens lounge (picture Koos Sanderse)

 

 

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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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