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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Marta G.

" On of my favorite places in Rotterdam! It's a restaurant/hotel where all the Europeans left to go to America. I recommend also to take the taxi boat after your visit :)"

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KaNam Ung

" Restaurant review only: Good food (but 2 dishes slightly too salty), good service. Great atmosphere. Kid friendly too, as well as wheel chair friendly."

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Debbie De'Ath

" We initially had problems getting a table outside (lots of empty tables waiting to be cleared while many customers told to wait) so went to the cafe inside. Beautiful interiors, superb fish and cakes displays. We hadn't reserved for the afternoon tea (those customers sit in a special area) so had the chef's plates from the lunch menu. All the food was delicious. Our waitress, Sabine, was extremely friendly and helpful, with a big smile for all the customers. This was a wonderful cafe."

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Rene van der Kraats

" Love the interior, still has that special atmosphere 'of the olden days'. Usually well-visited, so make reservations in advance, and service sometimes takes a bit of time. Menu is mostly fish-oriented. Nice scenic location. Barbershop downstairs still shaves the old-fashioned way."

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Andrew Yong

" 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. "

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