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First Class Dining Room on the S.S. Niew Amsterdam

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.

Dinner Menus

Front Cover, SS Nieuw Amsterdam Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare - 23 May 1951

SS Nieuw Amsterdam - 23 May 1951

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.

Front Cover, SS Noordam Dinner Bill of Fare - 20 June 1907

SS Noordam - 20 June 1907

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.

Menu Cover, Dinner Bill of Fare and Music Program, RMS Ryndam, Holland-America, 1922

SS Ryndam - 11 October 1922

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.

Front Cover, SS Statendam Dinner Bill of Fare - 30 November 1939

SS Statendam - 30 November 1939

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.

Menu Cover, Dinner Menu, SS Veendam, Holland-America Line, 23 July 1948

SS Veendam - 23 July 1948

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.

Menu Cover, Dinner Menu, SS Veendam, Holland-America Line, 24 July 1948

SS Veendam - 24 July 1948

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.

Menu Cover, Dinner Bill of Fare (Wednesday), SS Veendam, Holland-America Line, 24 July 1948

SS Veendam - 28 July 1948

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.

Front Cover, SS Veendam Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare - 14 November 1949

SS Veendam - 14 November 1949

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.

Luncheon Menus

Menu Card, SS Nieuw Amsterdam Luncheon Bill of Fare Card - 15 August 1930

SS Nieuw Amsterdam - 15 August 1930

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.

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