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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Jean-Paul Audouy

" 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."

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Raisa Cuevas

" Cool history behind the location and nice view of the water. Easy place to find a seat for brunch. Food was good, but menu selection was just OK."

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Silvia Giacoia

" 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."

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Richard Fischer

" 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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Richard Fruitman

" Excellent hotel, at one of the most beautiful spots in Rotterdam. We stayed at one of the tower rooms, which are a big recommendation. The view is perfect, the atmosphere is amazing and the whole hotel/restaurant is a perfect blend of old and new. Dinner and breakfast were both very good and my compliments to the staff, whom are nice, responsive and attending. If you want to go back to nostalgia and be taken care of, Hotel New York is your hotel in Rotterdam."

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