ss Rotterdam celebrates its 65th anniversary with an exhibition in collaboration with the De Lijn Association – Advertising Rotterdam |  Heavenloots

ss Rotterdam celebrates its 65th anniversary with an exhibition in collaboration with the De Lijn Association – Advertising Rotterdam | Heavenloots

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Rotterdam – Last year, the De Lijn Association held an exhibition for 150 years of Holland America Line (HAL) on board the ss Rotterdam. This year marks the 65th anniversary of the ss Rotterdam coming into service. That’s why ss Rotterdam, together with De Lijn, once again offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich history of this iconic ship and the Holland America Line.

The ss Rotterdam is the last major passenger ship in the Netherlands that is still accessible to the public. The exhibit provides an in-depth look at the ship’s history and the society it sailed through over the years.

Much of the exhibition is about the ss Rotterdam 5, once HAL’s flagship and now a hotel, restaurant and museum ship. Members of ‘De Lijn’ show some of their collection and are on hand at the opening to tell visitors a few things about this beautiful ship.

The exhibition opens on Sunday 28th July and closes 3 weeks later on Sunday 18th August. The exhibition is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm and admission is free.

The exhibition is located in the former La Fontaine dining room for 1st class on board the ss Rotterdam in the 3rd Katendrechtse Hoofd in Mashawan.

For enthusiasts and people who want to visit the ship, a voucher is available at the exhibition through which they can visit the ship at a discount.

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Association de Legion

In December 1988, as the Holland-America Line celebrated its 115th anniversary, several enthusiastic ex-HAL employees took the initiative and founded the De Lijn Association in Rotterdam. On January 1, 2023, the association had 1,503 members.
Initially, these were mainly ex-employees, but many other interested parties interested in shipping in general, and in particular the rich history of this unique shipping company, became members of the association.
Most members live in the Netherlands, but others live in: Belgium, Germany, France, England, Ireland, Spain, Canada and the United States. More information about the association: https://verenigingdelijn.nl/.

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