Hotel New York Rotterdam
© Iris van den Broek

Hotel New York is the former head office of the Holland America Line and can be found on the tip of the Kop van Zuid. Here, near the Wilhelminakade, ships used to depart from Rotterdam to New York for a hundred years.

  • Visit Hotel New York with its beautiful Jugendstil decorative elements and unique history.
  • Discover its surroundings with the Erasmus Bridge and Maastoren.
  • Enjoy the view and the bustle out on the water.


Looking for a better life, tens of thousands of gold-seekers left Holland from Hotel New York to ‘the promised land’: America. The shipping industry changed and the last ship with passengers sailed from Rotterdam in 1971. The Holland America Line moved out and its headquarters stood vacant until it was transformed to Hotel New York in 1993.

Hotel New York facilities

Hotel New York consists of a hotel, restaurant, bar, terrace, kiosk and bookshop. The hotel has made an effort to preserve the original architecture and interior. You will be surprised by the wonderful Jugendstil decorative elements and history you will find in the building. Order a dish from the menu and take your time enjoying Hotel New York.

Around Hotel New York

Hotel New York is located on the Kop van Zuid and is surrounded by architecture and attractions. Stroll along the Wilhelminakade and admire Rotterdam’s skyline, the Erasmus Bridge and the Maastoren, the highest building in the Benelux. You can also visit the Nederlands Fotomuseum or take a water taxi from Hotel New York to the pleasant Veerhaven on the other side of the water. Gentlemen, please note! A unique experience awaits you at the New York Barber Shop in the basement of Hotel New York.


Hotel New York is easily reached by public transport and the common roads. It is located on the Wilhelminapier on the Kop van Zuid, near the Erasmus Bridge. The best way to reach it is by water taxi!

To discover nearby

In addition to Hotel New York, the city of Rotterdam has a lot to offer, of course. The cities of Dordrecht and Delft, with its special connection with Johannes Vermeer, Delft Blue pottery, and the Royal Family, are well worth a visit.


Naturally you can spend the night at Hotel New York but there are countless great accommodations for every preference and budget nearby.

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