Holland America Line : Veendam

The grandly proportioned Veendam offers an onboard experience defined by spacious comfort and the latest Signature of Excellence features and amenities. Guests aboard the Veendam will not only enjoy elegant dining rooms, a $2 million art and antique collection, wide teak decks, and spacious staterooms, but also new and exciting venues.

 

Dining

Rotterdam Dining Room

On crisp white linen, course after course arrives. Behind the scenes, master chefs have brought flavors to perfection. For an elegant breakfast, leisurely lunch, or unforgettable five-course dinner, the Rotterdam is your destination for elegant dining aboard.

Pinnacle Grill

Refined and luxurious, the Pinnacle Grill represents the pinnacle of exceptional dining. Creative, innovative menus featuring choice sustainability raised beef and premium seafood delight the palate.

Entertainment

Explorer's Lounge

Explorer's Lounge offers a refined place to sit back and sip delicious coffees, drinks and liqueurs, while enjoying the sounds of the Adagio ensemble.

The Showroom at Sea

After dinner, take your seat in the ship's magnificent theater for a dazzling show featuring talented performers, including musicians, illusionists, comedians, and Broadway veterans.

Mix

This lively mix of three specialty bars - Champagne, Martinis, and Spirits & Ales - is a perfect place to meet friends.

Crow's Nest

This lounge's sweeping, panoramic views allow you to enjoy the sunset, then turns into a fun dance club after dark with a DJ spinning tunes.

Culinary Arts Center

Join the resident Culinary Arts Center Host for hands-on cooking classes and cooking demonstrations with talented chefs and special guest experts.

Other Areas of the Ship

Pool

Take a refreshing dip in one of the outdoor pools, or simply relax in one of the many lounge chairs and soak up the sun.

Explorations Caf

Relax in this comfortable caf

Youth Facilities

Holland America ships provide a wide variety of exciting youth and teen friendly activities and facilities for guests ages 3 to 17. With supervised fun for younger guests, the entire family can have the cruise vacation of their dreams.

You can feel at ease knowing that your child's onboard experience is safe and well-managed. Holland America Line is committed to creating an environment for all children on board that is safe, nurturing and empowering.

All Club HAL

Club HAL

Children, ages 3-7*, can participate in such activities as pirate treasure hunts, hands-on pizza making, storytelling, "Little Artists" crafts, ice cream sundae parties, and a farewell pajama party.

*Please note: All children participating in Club HAL must be completely toilet trained. No diapers or pull

Club HAL

Tweens, ages 8-12, can take part in Xbox and Wii tournaments, relay races, scavenger hunts, and karaoke disco parties.

The Loft and The Oasis (Ages 13-17)

Teens, ages 13-17, can enjoy mocktail mixology classes, late night sporting competitions, teen yoga and hip hop classes, guys verses girls scavenger hunts, cooking demos, tech classes, and teen-only night club events. When there are more than 100 children on board, a HAL Talent Show is offered.

Kids & Teens Culinary Arts Center Program

HAL Kids Culinary Workshops now offer children a unique and fun learning experience. Kids will learn basic cooking techniques, kitchen safety, new ingredients, and how to follow recipe instructions. Aside from the fun involved, cooking encourages kids to think about numbers and measuring, cleanliness, safety, and time management. The Culinary Art Center is a place where questions are encouraged and having fun is a must.

HAL Kids Culinary Workshops are geared towards two age groups: ages 3-7 and ages 8-and-up. Teenagers aged 15-and-up may participate in the adult classes.

The menus range from simple to teen gourmet, and each student receives copies of the recipes prepared in class. All classes are complimentary and last approximately one hour.

Special Needs

HAL Youth Programs recognize that some children may have special needs.* Special needs children are invited to attend activities based on their chronological age. HAL Youth Programs have many staff members trained to work with special needs children. Guests should make HAL aware of this when booking their reservation to ensure that appropriate staff will be available.

*Adults that are not Youth Staff are not permitted to remain in the Youth Center unless attending to a child with special needs.