Vintage Menus of the Holland-America Line
First Class Dining Room on the S.S. Niew Amsterdam
Holland-America Line, a Steamship Company of the Netherlands that covered the transatlantic routes between the ports of Rotterdam and New York, and occasionally calling on the ports of Boulogne-sur-Mer, Plymouth, Southampton, Boston and Halifax.
Vintage Cabin Class Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare from 23 May 1951 on board the SS Nieuw Amsterdam of the Holland-America Line featured Medaillon of Salmon Bonaparte, Fried Steak, Bearnaise Sauce, and Frozen Smiles for dessert.
Exquisite Vintage dinner Bill of Fare from Thursday, 20 June 1907 on board the SS Noordam of the Holland-America Line featured Filet of Beef à la Nivernais, Veal Sweetbreads with Mushrooms, and Towering Dessert Piece with Nougats. The Noordam served the Rotterdam to New York Transatlantic route. In French with English Translation.
Ornate Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from Wednesday, 11 October 1922 on board the SS Ryndam of the Holland-America Line featured Salmon slices à la butler Apples Natural, Beef tongue braised à la Choisy, and Suchard Cake for dessert. The menu, written in French, has been translated to English. A Music Program was included with this menu.
Vintage Tourist Class Dinner Bill of Fare from Thursday, 30 November 1939 on board the RMS Statendam of the Holland-America Line featured Roast Boneless Saddle of Lamb, Roast Hare with Apple Sauce, and Mixed Compote for dessert.
Graphically beautiful Vintage First Class Dinner Bill of Fare from Friday, 23 July 1948 on board the SS Veendam of the Holland-America Line featured Braised Escalops of Sweetbread, Toulousaine, Glazed Ballotine of Veal, Princesse, and Galettes Viennoise for dessert.
Elegant Vintage First Class Dinner Bill of Fare from Saturday, 24 July 1948 on board the SS Veendam of the Holland-America Line featured Roast Prime Rib of Beef au Jus, Calf's Tongue, Italienne sauce, and Tartelettes Pensé for dessert.
Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare with exceptional graphics from Wednesday, 28 July 1948 on board the SS Veendam of the Holland-America Line featured Vol-au-Vent à la Toulouse, Roast Long Island Duckling, and Galettes MacMahon for dessert.
Vintage First Class Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare from 14 November 1949 on board the SS Veendam of the Holland-America Line featured Filet Mignon Sauté, Beauharnaise, Fillet of English Sole au Vin Blanc, and Petits Fours Gourmandises for dessert.
Vintage Tourist Cabin Luncheon Bill of Fare from 15 August 1930 on board the SS Nieuw Amsterdam of the Holland America Line featured Ballotine of Veal Glacé, Rice Soup Creole, and Apple Pie for dessert.
Vintage Menus from the GG Archives collection are representative of the menus, typically printed on board each steamship during the voyage onto a blank pre-printed graphic cover. The bill of fares was intended as souvenirs of the journey and provided to each passenger for that class (First, Second, Third, Tourist, etc.). Many survive today as delightful displays of gourmet meals served in elegant dining saloons on the ocean liners of yesteryear.