A tour of the bridge and the engine room

To explore the biggest ocean steamer ever built in the Netherlands, and to find out all there is to know about the glorious cruise years of this 228 meter long legend, we recommend the Rotterdam Complete Tour that will take you on an exciting journey from the upper deck right into the ship’s belly. Look across the monumental bow, watch the heavy windlasses, climb up the towering bridge, check out the chart room, the radio room and visit the original captain’s cabin.

With this tour you also get to visit the authentic rooms, provided these are available, and on to the old indoor swimming pool, the engine room with its mighty steam turbines and through narrow stairs to the quite impressive boiler room. Watch the colossal manoeuvring board, covered with handles and buttons. Find out where the boiler men and cabin boys used to sleep. And do not miss out on the short video at the Experience Centre, where you get to travel from Rotterdam to New York in just a few minutes. Kids can have their own Captain’s Passport and diploma.

The complete tour | €16,- / €9.50 (kids)

The Rotterdam Complete Tour is a 2-hour tour part of which takes place outside the ship. Alternatively, you can take only part of this tour. With the Sea Breeze Deluxe Tour you will also visit the bow. The Steam & Chrome Tour is a guided tour of the engine room.

A guided tour

If you are interested in taking a guided group tour (no more than 20 participants) we recommend booking your own guide. Your guide will take you on an exciting journey and share with you every interesting detail and charming anecdote about the ship.

The Rotterdam Complete Tour is not suitable for wheelchair users and poor walkers. The ship’s upper decks and the bridge can be reached by the elevator. The engine room, however, has too many steep stairs and narrow corridors. Therefore, it cannot be reached by the elevator. Also, baby buggies cannot be carried into the engine room. We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience.

The Rotterdam Complete Tour Gift Voucher

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  • Open every day from 10:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. (last admission 04:00 p.m.)
  • €16 per adult and €9.50 for every child aged 4 to 12 (including audio).
  • Free admission for children up to 3.
  • Tickets are available at the reception desk on the Main Deck.