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Happy Kwanzaa!

Happy Kwanzaa!

To all of our readers and fans who celebrate, Happy Kwanzaa!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

All of us at the Holland America Blog would like to wish our contributors and readers a happy and healthy holiday season. We’ll be back with fresh content Tuesday, Dec. 27. Merry Christmas to those who celebrate!

Veendam’s Festive Christmas Village

Veendam’s Festive Christmas Village

Our ship is beautifully decorated this year and the center piece is an impressive Christmas village made form gingerbread. Neil Veldgein Dsouza, our pastry chef, together with his team put their passion and talent into every detail of this tasty landscape. Enjoy the photos!

Rudi’s Recipes: Latkes with Sweet Carrot Puree

Rudi’s Recipes: Latkes with Sweet Carrot Puree

Hanukkah is here – a time for gatherings with family and friends, eight days of presents and great food! Here’s a delicious, modern take on a traditional favorite: Latkes with Sweet Carrot Puree. Enjoy! Latkes with Sweet Carrot Puree Yield: 8 servings Carrot puree is a colorful alternative to traditional applesauce. If you use a…   read more of “Rudi’s…”

The Doormen and Their Dinner Tune

The Doormen and Their Dinner Tune

Isn’t it great that our company has doormen who play their instrument indicating that it is dinner time? With the holidays approaching, they are slowly altering their ‘everyday’ tune towards a more holiday-tune. Time to start practicing, the holidays are around the corner. Bert van Mackelenbergh is Statendam’s hotel manager.