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Hotel New York is one of the best known sights in Rotterdam. The former headquarters of the Holland America Line (HAL) is currently a popular hotel and restaurant.
Hotel New York was built between 1901 and 1917 and became the HAL headquarters, a shipping and passenger line between Rotterdam and New York. Hundreds of thousands of emigrants from all over Europe boarded one of the HAL ships on their way to a new life in America. Hotel New York was the last building they saw when they left Europe. In 1971 the last HAL ship departed from Rotterdam and the headquarters were closed. Nowadays the HAL has returned in Rotterdam and their European headquarters are located within the Montevideo skyscraper next to Hotel New York.
In 1993 the old headquarters were transformed into a four star hotel and restaurant. You can still feel the atmosphere of the old headquarters. The former boardrooms are meeting rooms now and the renovated hotel rooms have preserved their unique maritime style. It feels like staying on a cruise ship with a view at the river Maas! Read more about spending the night at Hotel New York.
Hotel New York is located on Wilhelminapier at Koninginnenhoofd 1 near the Erasmus Bridge and the New Luxor Theatre. From Rotterdam Central Station, get there by metro (stop Wilhelminaplein) or tram 20 or 25 and walk from there. Travel in style by Watertaxi, which stops just in front of Hotel New York. Plan your trip at www.9292.nl. It's free of charge. To travel by public transport in Rotterdam you must purchase a travel chip card first.
Pay to park your car in the World Port Center parking, in the Q-Park underneath the Maas Tower, or in the surrounding streets, but you'll have to pay to park within Rotterdam city centre until 11 pm by EC card or creditcard. Please refer to our page about parking in Rotterdam.
Pedestrians can get from ss Rotterdam to Hotel New York by crossing the brand new Rijnhavenbrug Bridge. With the special pedestrian map 'back and forth', which is available for free both at Hotel New York and ss Rotterdam, you will experience the unique maritime history of the Katendrecht district.
" Don't know if it's my memory, but I used to like this restaurant better. They've got lots of wines, but the good ones can only be purchased per bottle. Also they've taken some of the good dishes off the menu. The sphere and service are still good as always, though prices are on the high side, compared to the quality of the food. The food is good, but it's not organic or exquisite. Hence my argument about the prices. "
" Beautiful surroundings. Great service. Food was really not so good. We had a burger and grilled sardines. The sardines weren't very flavorful, couscous dry. Don't take the burger. It was dry and tasted like a patty from a package. I was going to give 3 but I feel the food is too important. "
" Most people visit Hotel New York, NOT to stay overnight. Yes, it is a hotel, but it also is a great place for a drink, a snack, a meal etc. This place has a great history and they're proud of it. When the wheather is nice you can also sit on their terrace or lay down in one of their "beach chairs" on the grass. The view of the Rotterdam skyline is great. You can reach it by metro (subway, underground) quite easily."
" My wife and I had breakfast at the hotel. The breakfast buffet was perfect. A huge variety of foods, both cold and hot. Very well prepared and very tasty. The environment was great too, great personnel and nice and quiet. A great place to go out for a delicious and enjoyable breakfast."
" We had a 2 day company event here with the management team. Great location, good restaurant, nice food and enjoyable terras outside, especially when the weather is nice you are sitting pleasantly there with a wine or beer overlooking the skyline and ships coming by. We stayed in the hotel for the first time, nice historic place, great beds and convenient rooms. Staff is friendly and courteous. There is really not much to complain, when staying here, you really feel at home and have the feeling to be part of the great history of this building and its location. This is the premier spot in Rotterdam."
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