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Vintage Menus of the Royal Netherlands Steamship Company

Volendam Children in National Dress

Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij, Amsterdam (KNSM ) / Royal Netherlands Steamship Co.

This long established Dutch shipping company was one of the really great Caribbean, Central American and South American traders with a very big fleet. Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maats (KNSM) was founded on 1st October 1856 by a group of Dutch entrepreneurs. KSNM provided cargo and passenger services from Northern Europe to the West Indies, Central and South America.

Dinner Menus

Front Cover - SS Oranje Nassau Farewell Dinner Menu - 22 August 1926

SS Oranje Nassau - 22 August 1926

Vintage Farewell Dinner Menu Post Card from 22 August 1926 on board the SS Oranje Nassau of the Royal Netherlands Steamship Company featured Suprême of Turbot à la Nantua, Leg of Roebuck à la Niçoise, and Fancy Cake 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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