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Dutch Maritime Artist Paints Nieuw Amsterdam

Dutch Maritime Artist Paints Nieuw Amsterdam

Lenie Simons-Molenwijk, a well-known Dutch maritime artist sent us this painting of her conception of not-yet-built Nieuw Amsterdam sailing into New York. Since we were not familiar with her work, we asked Lenie for some biographical background, and she sent this: I am a female seepainter for almost 30 years. I started at 1975 until…   read more of “Dutch Maritime…”

Old Nieuw Amsterdam Art Endures

Old Nieuw Amsterdam Art Endures

Hans Janssen sent us this nostalgic photo. Can you match the figure with the season? Dear HAL friends, This is a picture I made on board the ms Amsterdam of the sculpture “The Four Seasons” that was originally placed on the ss Nieuw Amsterdam II (1938). Kind regards, Hans Janssen

Captain Albert’s Blog’s Back!

The popular Captain Albert’s Blog — written by Albert Schoonderbeek, master of ms Prinsendam — is back in action after a short hiatus. Captain Albert was unable to post new material to his blog over the weekend and into Tuesday due to some technical challenges we had while moving his site to become part of…   read more of “Captain…”

Meet Ben van Zeijl

Meet Ben van Zeijl

Editor’s note: Ben van Zeijl was the first guest on the old Eurodam News Blog and he was first to comment when we started up Holland America Blog in January. He’s been a regular contributor since the early days, and we asked him to tell us a little about who he is and why he’s…   read more of “Meet Ben van…”