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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.
" 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."
" I went there for dinner. It was my first time visit and it looks very cozy and the atmosphere is great. They have plenty of seats left, but on busy it's better to make a reservation. They have a wide variety of food: meat, seafood and some vegetarian food. The price and quality are decent."
" Didn't try the hotel but ate at the restaurant facing the canals and the boats. Very pleasant place. Friendly and helpful staff. You don't wait much, the food is diverse enough and very fresh. Best friets ever! Good seafood stand too."
" Food is nice, fresh fish of any type, from seafood platters to sandwiches. The atmosphere inside is both elegant and rustic, takes you back to the times of the emigrants, with many objects on the walls that remind of those people ready to board a ship full of hope. Tables outside enjoy a breathtaking view surrounded by water. Romantic for couples, but perfect for everyone, families and friends also."
" This hotel is a first class facility. It was previously the headquarters of Holland America Ship Lines. There are old items that used to be on their ships hanging on the walls and displayed in various areas around the hotel and restaurant. They have a great restaurant with seating downstairs, main floor and huge area outside. The food and the service is first class and outstanding. There is a grassy lawn area outside in front of the restaurant seating area where there are chairs so you can sit and enjoy seeing the sights along the river. this is a must see when you visit Rotterdam."
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