After 41 years of service, the ss Rotterdam retired in the year 2000. With decades of global exploration under her belt, the ocean liner finally retired to her home port.
Now, visitors can explore the biggest ocean steamer built in the Netherlands. Choose a ticket that lets you explore key areas for the crew (Sea Breeze Deluxe Tour), the engine rooms (Steam and Chrome Tour), or both (Rotterdam Complete Tour).
Commercial airways rule the travel world now, but if you wanted to travel in style back in the day, a cruise liner was the way to go. The ss Rotterdam recruited the Netherlands’ finest craftsmen and for four decades, she skipped across the seas.
You can join a tour guide, or pick up and audio guide, and find out how life was like during months-long voyages for the captain, crew, and passengers. Find out what went on in the radio rooms, imagine the hard work and the screeching whistles going on below deck, and visit the highfalutin upper decks.
- One-hour Sea Breeze Deluxe Tour (if selected)
- One-hour Steam and Chrome Tour (if selected), including an English and Dutch-speaking live guide
- Two-hour Rotterdam Complete Tour (if selected)
- Audio tour (available in English, Dutch, and German)
How to get there?
Take subway D or E and get off at station Rijnhaven. Then take bus 77 towards SS Rotterdam. You can also walk from the subway station, which takes about 15 minutes. There’s also a stop for the watertaxi next right to the ss Rotterdam.