Sleep on the water: Rotterdam hotels

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Rotterdam’s charm derives from its position on the river De Maas – here are couple of hotels which will let you spend your whole stay on the water.

Hotel New York


Situated in the beautiful former head office of the Holland America Line, Hotel New York boasts 72 rooms (including two accessible by spiral staircase) all with stunning river views, as well as an oyster bar, barbershop and waterside terrace.

Doubles from €99. For more information go to



SS Rotterdam


Former flagship of the Holland America Line, SS Rotterdam has sailed the seven seas, and now boasts 254 bedrooms, a cocktail bar, captain’s lounge and restaurant.

Rooms from €95 to €250. For more information go to


For a fully aquatic holiday, take a Stena Line Superferry from Harwich to Hook of Holland, which boast luxurious cabins to rival even Hotel New York. Fares start from £118 return for an adult and car.