Hotel New York at Wilhelmina Pier Rotterdam

Koninginnenhoofd 1, 3072 AD Rotterdam


Landmark of Rotterdam

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.

Holland America Line headquarters

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.

Staying overnight in Hotel New York Rotterdam

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.

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Giulia Passaro

" One of the best view in Rotterdam. If you want to have a nice atmosphere and some drinks during the summer then, it is the place to go. The New York Hotel is very nice from the inside and outside"

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Stephen Gniewyk

" Great food ( quality and selection) and service. Fantastic views as well. Take the Boat taxi! It's fast and fun!"

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Naresh Suryaprakash

" The place has a history of it's own. The former head office of Holland America was in the building from where thousands migrated to the states in search of a better life. The office i believe is still in the same lane but I am not sure though. It's a classic old hotel with place outside to drink a cup of coffee. The long ceilings inside the restaurant is magnificient. One one side are the old buildings and the port and on the other side is the new district with sky scrapers of unique futuristic design."

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Harold Bisscheroux

" Great all day restaurant: lunch, high tea, dinner. Friendly staff. Can handle great amount of customers. If you'd like a glass of wine, ask for the wine menu. Don't make you choice solely based on the limited list on the menus available on tables."

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Tom Cunningham

" We visited here to look at the building from both inside and out and were so impressed with the look of the food being served that we stayed for lunch! We were certainly not disappointed, what we had was exceptional and the service was highly professional but extremely friendly. ALL the staff were very welcoming. We would love to return again on a sunny day to enjoy the views from the large terrace. Do not hesitate to visit here to appreciate the wonderful building and the first class service offered at this industrial style hotel."

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