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De Rotterdam Steam Ship

3e Katendrechtse hoofd 25, 3072 Rotterdam, The Netherlands (Cool)
0900 - 337 68 83
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Ranked #21 of 97 attractions in Rotterdam
Type: Ships
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Zandvoort, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Just spent two days on the ss Rotterdam, the old steamliner (1959) that connected Rotterdam with New York. Nowadays this beautiful old lady is a hotel in which you can relive the old romantic cruising days and yet you do not move an inch, cause the ship never leaves the quay. All the staff, both in the hotel and the... More

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Willaston
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71 reviews 71 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Took guided tour when staying on board. Very interesting story of the history of the vessel from her cruising days through refit to present day. Our guide sailed with ship and was involved in the transformation to the hotel that she is today. Apparently the vessel was completely stripped out (including removal of all asbestos which I believe was time... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

When I went there, I took water taxi and went for a lunch in really sunny and warm summer day. On the ship, food was nice, enough for lunch, nothing spectacular. But interesting part is that there you get a feeling like you are in a vacation, swimming pool in the middle with people enjoying time and sunbathing while you... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Stepping aboard this vessel is like jumping in a time machine at the high seas! Entrance is free of charge, have nice cocktail in the bar.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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58 reviews 58 reviews
56 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

In the news it started all wrong, the lost for real estate corporation Woonbron, the asbestos on the ship in Gdansk. But in contradiction: what magnificent to visit and be guest (even for some hours) on this ship with friendly and relaxed employees. We were even welcomed at the entrance of the ship and right away got some facts/explanation, we... More

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Paradise
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125 reviews 125 reviews
22 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

You have to be persistent, because the nagivation leads you through an odd and what could even be considered dodgy area. But there it is, the big ship paid for by the Dutch taxpayers! Parking just in front, always nice, paid for, less nice. We went in with the aim to find the rooftrop terrace to have a drink with... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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89 reviews 89 reviews
77 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Most people here that visited this ship took a tour, which indeed is a very nice thing to do as a tourist, but most people seem to be unaware of the fact that you can enjoy part of this ship without having to pay an entrance fee! You can enter the terrace of the ship for free and order some... More

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Drunen, The Netherlands
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

perfect place to spend an afternoon, and share lunch with your partner or guests, very decorative rooms with grand style from the 50"s, and pieces of art exposed.Food is delicious

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Wijk bij Duurstede, The Netherlands
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We celebrated the 85th birthday of my mother with all the (grand)children and and two aunts on this beautifully restored ship. First we enjoyed a guided tour (thank you Marit for the extensive explanation) on the passenger part of the ship. After that we dined in the Club Room. Recommended! We were welcomed by our table host and his assistant.... More

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Monster, The Netherlands
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213 reviews 213 reviews
6 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Beautiful ship which boasts a lot of history. The ship is located on a nice location in the rotterdam harbour with nice views on its surroundings. It is also a hotel and has some different bars and restaurants. It also offers a shop where you can buy ship related things and shows some nice (glass) cabinets that are showing old... More

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