Please note: From Monday, July 13, 2020, road works will start on the Posthumalaan (the street between the Erasmus Bridge and the Rijnhaven metro station) and the Veemstraat (on the corner at Hogeschool Inholland) on the Kop van Zuid. The work is expected to take approximately 6 months, until medio November 2020. The closure of this important ‘traffic artery’ will affect the accessibility of the ss Rotterdam (from the center) and vice versa. View all diversions on this page.
You drive around the corner and suddenly there she is, with her beauty and imposance! By car is one of the best and easiest ways to get to the ss Rotterdam. It is only 10 minutes away from the A16 high way. View the directions.
By public transport
Also by public transport the ship is easy accessible. Bus 77 drives from Zuidplein shopping center via metro station Rijnhaven to the ss Rotterdam and vice versa. From Central Station Rotterdam, take the metro D or E to Slinge or De Akkers and exit at the metro station Rijnhaven.
The wild waves, the splashing water of the Maas, the wind in your face. With high speed you slide over the water to the center of Rotterdam with a water taxi. It is quick and easy. Adults pay € 4.50 per person and children € 2.50 per child for a single trip. The water taxi leaves from the pontoon on the B-Deck. We recommend to make a reservation at the hotel reception on the Main Deck or by calling the water taxi via +31 (0) 10 403 03 03.
By Water bus
Discover Rotterdam and its surrounding cities with the water bus. For only € 1, – you travel from Rotterdam to Heijplaat-RDM or the Erasmus bridge. Change here for example to the world-famous mills of Kinderdijk, the Dutch Biesbosch or the ‘oldest city of Holland’: Dordrecht. A day ticket is available at the hotel reception for only € 13, – per person. Children from 4 to 11 years and +65-year-olds benefit from a reducted fee of € 9,50 per person.
By shuttle service
Did you miss the bus 77 on metro station Rijnhaven? Use the free shuttle service of the ss Rotterdam, which shuttles back and forth between metro station Rijnhaven and the ship. The shuttle is in service on Mondays till Thursday from 8 a.m. till 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. till 6:30 p.m. Fridays till Sundays the shuttle is in service from 8:30 a.m. till 7 p.m.
You can find the bus on the taxi place at the metro station or call the chauffeur at +31 (0)10 297 30 96.
Below we advise how you can reach the ss Rotterdam and the best way to leave Rotterdam after visiting our ship.
From the center towards ss Rotterdam
July 13, 2020 – end of September, 2020
Regular route via Posthumalaan
End of September, 2020 – end of October, 2020
Diversions via Stieltjesstraat/Rosestraat
From ss Rotterdam towards the center
July 13, 2020 – end of October, 2020
Diversions via Putselaan/Laan op Zuid
– Use the water taxi as much as possible to travel to and from the center.
– We recommend that guests use the ring around Rotterdam and leave the highway on the South side of the river (exit Feijenoord (24), exit Charlois (19) or exit Zuidplein (19a)).
– We advise guests who leave Rotterdam to leave via the South side.
With 580 parking spaces on the quayside, you always have a spot nearby the ss Rotterdam! Parking costs € 3,10 per hour or € 15,50 per day. With a day ticket you can drive in and out unlimited as a guest. Also, the car parking contains charging points for electric vehicles.
Take a bike!
Dutch people bike about 2.9 kilometers a day. And also in Rotterdam is the (electric) bicycle the perfect way to discover the city. Take the bike with you on the water bus and bike along the mills of Kinderdijk or in the Dutch Biesbosch. Renting a bike is possible at the hotel reception on the Main Deck, up from € 15, – for a whole day.
Put on your sunglasses and cruise on the Coolsingel, the Witte de Withstraat and trough the historic old harbour. Rent an electric ss Rotterdam scooter and discover the city at two wheels. The maximum speed of the scooter is 25 km/h, so it is not necessary to wear a helmet. Renting a scooter is possible at the hotel reception on the Main Deck, up from € 10, – per hour or € 35,- for a whole day.
Discover Rotterdam with an extraordinary car! Rent an ss Rotterdam Smart up from €45,- per day. You can choose the Smart Fortwo coupé or the Smart forfour limousine. The pick up and drop off point is located on the dock: a Smartbox (a converted phone booth from ‘our baptismal year’: 1959.