Things to do in ss Rotterdam
The ss Rotterdam, also known as the 'Grande Dame' of Rotterdam, is a former ocean liner and biggest ocean steamer ever built in the Netherlands. Sailing the seas from 1959 until its retirement in 2000, the cruise ship De Rotterdam now operates as a hotel and museum.
Explore the 228 meters-long ship on a guided tour or with an audio guide to learn the complete history of the ship. From its initial launch by the Queen Juliana of the Netherlands in a gala ceremony on 13 September 1958 to its sale to Premier Cruises, the re-naming and its controversial re-fitting.
Discover the interior of the luxury liner and explore what life used to be like on board the cruise ship visiting the bow, bridge and even the captain’s cabin. Tour the lower decks and the belly of the ship, entering the engine rooms to see the retired system of evaporators, boilers and turbines. Or, enjoy a drink with some food, on one of the terraces and take in views of Rotterdam’s skyline.
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