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  • Holland America Line: Oosterdam
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    SHIP STATISTICS


    Ship's Registry: The Netherlands
    Passenger capacity: 1,916
    Crew Members: 817
    Gross Tonnage: 82,305 grt.
    Length: 936 feet
    Beam: 105.8 feet
    Maximum Speed: 24 knots
    Dedicated: July 2003, by HRH Princess Margriet of the Netherlands

    Officially christened in 2003 by Her Dutch Royal Highness, Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, the ms Oosterdam is the second in our series of Vista-class ships. As such she embraces the latest industry and environmental technologies such as her use of a diesel-electric power plant for optimal energy efficiency and an Azipod propulsion system that maximizes maneuverability.

     

    Symbolic of Holland America Line's more than 135-year history of circumnavigating the globe, the centerpiece of the ms Oosterdam is a magnificent Waterford crystal globe, prominently displayed in a three-story atrium. First-time cruisers aboard this ship will quickly recognize the traditional touches that make Holland America cruisers regulars: a warm palette of colors accentuating an extensive use of crystal, marble, inlaid woods and brass, lovely flower arrangements, priceless artwork and antiques and a full wraparound teak promenade deck with padded deck chairs.

     

    Guests on the ms Oosterdam will be able to "show and tell" their vacation memories through the Digital Workshop powered by Windows. Free workshops led by Microsoft-trained "techsperts" will show even the most novice camera or computer user how to take better vacation photos, make movies, edit pictures and create scrapbooks using a variety of Microsoft Windows and Windows Live services. Guests will learn how to share all their digital memories through email, blogging and social networking - so friends and family can see where they've been cruising even before they return home.

     

    Join us aboard the ms Oosterdam for a Mexican Riviera cruise, scenic Alaskan cruises, or a Hawaiian cruise vacation.

    • Dining Options

      With the collective experience, passion and creativity of seven world-class celebrity chefs, the Holland America Line Culinary Council® brings global influence and expertise to dining venues across Holland America’s fleet. Onboard ships, each of the executive chefs is a member of the prestigious Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, an international food and wine society.

      The Dining Room - For an elegant breakfast, leisurely lunch or unforgettable multi-course dinner, The Dining Room is your destination. Behind the scenes, Culinary Council®, an elite team of seven world-renowned chefs, and the talented onboard executive chefs have worked to bring each dish to perfection. For dinner, choose from classics such as Boneless Lamb Loin en Croute, Rosemary Roasted Chicken, as well as regionally inspired cuisine and artfully prepared vegetarian dishes. Enrich your journey with an extensive selection of wines, carefully selected by the Wine Curator, world-renowned wine critic James Suckling.

      Canaletto - In Italy, there’s nothing more important than coming together to celebrate the joy of great food. This is the inspiration for the onboard Italian restaurant, Canaletto. Enjoy amazing Italian classics like braised chicken cacciatore al forno, branzino ai ferri or garlic shrimp ravioli. And for dessert: tiramisù, cannoli alla Siciliana, gelato, and more. Buon appetito!

      Dive-In offers a variety of casual culinary classics, using the highest quality ingredients. Enjoy a burger, grilled to perfection and served on a toasted brioche with Holland America’s own trade-marked secret sauce. Savor a succulent Nathan’s Famous gourmet hot dog with golden French fries. Or choose a grilled chicken breast sandwich or juicy portabella mushroom stack. Dive-In is the perfect spot to dine poolside on the best burgers at sea.

      Lido Market - Explore a world of intriguing culinary possibilities in the Lido Market. Steps from the Lido pool, this modern marketplace includes a curated selection of delicious options that you can grab on the go or have made to order: Breadboard, with freshly baked breads and pastries; Wild Harvest, offering a bountiful selection of hearty salads; Homestead, serving up comfort classics; Distant Lands, featuring global; Sweet Spot, for ice cream creations and desserts; Roasting Pan, hand-carved meats, fish and other hearty entrees; Perk, freshly brewed beverages and chilled juices; Quench, premium coffee, beer, wine, and soda; Rise, savory quiches, croissants and sandwiches, and more.

      Pinnacle Grill - Reserve a table in the intimate Pinnacle Grill for lunch or dinner and celebrate the day’s adventures with cuisine inspired by the bounty of America’s Pacific Northwest. In this elegantly appointed room, service is warm and engaging, and a meal is an event. The menu focuses on premium ingredients expertly prepared—from wild-caught king salmon from Alaska to sustainably raised beef from Washington State’s Double R Ranch. And, every evening in this venue offers a chance for you to experience the signature recipes of Culinary Council Chef David Burke. Complementing your perfectly prepared meals are boutique wines from the Pacific Northwest and other celebrated vineyards from around the world.

      At Explorations Café, presented by The New York Times, relax in a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through one of the most extensive libraries at sea, view a wide array of audio and video programming, or simply read the morning paper. Guests can also enjoy fresh pastries and their favorite espresso drink.

      Rudi’s Sel De Mer (Pop Up) - Named for Master Chef Rudi Sodamin, Rudi’s Sel de Mer is an intimate brasserie featuring classic French dishes reimagined with contemporary flair. Menu selections include whole Dover sole meunière with shaved pink Himalayan sea salt, oysters on the half shell, fruits de mer, and salt-crust baked branzino, as well as favorites such as steak frites, duck cassoulet and coq au vin. Conclude your dinner with a classic dessert and fine French cheeses.  (On Oosterdam m ship, the Rudi’s Sel de Mer menu is available on select evenings in Pinnacle Grill.)

      24-Hour In-Room Dining - Sleep in and have breakfast delivered. Enjoy an early dinner on your verandah before an evening excursion. Order a salad, sandwich or entrée any time. In-Room Dining is only a phone call away. All selections are included in your cruise fare unless otherwise noted on the in-room menu.

    • Bars & Lounges

      Explorer's Lounge - The Explorer’s Lounge is an elegant and refined space to enjoy a glass of wine, a cocktail, or your favorite liqueur.

      The Explorer’s Lounge is an elegant and refined space to enjoy a glass of wine, a cocktail, or your favorite liqueur.

      Crow's Nest - Holland America Line offers you a wide selection of lounges onboard. The panoramic view takes center stage in The Crow's Nest at the top of the ship, where you can relax just about any time of day and enjoy your favorite drink.

      Gallery Bar - This sophisticated venue is adorned with an eclectic and whimsical mix of artwork including portraits, landscapes, still life and abstract pieces. Order your favorite cocktail or try one from the signature cocktail menu created in partnership with the Master Mixologist Dale DeGroff, a James Beard “Who’s Who” inductee.

      Ocean Bar - Enjoy live music in this popular bar perfect for pre-dinner cocktails.

      Lido Bar - Sip refreshments poolside in shaded seating around the bar or delivered to your sunny chaise lounge.

      Sea View Bar - Sip refreshments poolside in shaded seating around the bar or delivered to your sunny chaise lounge.

      Pinnacle Bar - The Pinnacle Bar serves the Pinnacle Grill and is on the Lower Promenade Deck.

      Neptune Lounge - Guests choosing Pinnacle and Neptune suites enjoy access to a private lounge and the services of a personal concierge for organizing spa, dining and shore arrangements.

      Meeting Rooms - offer flexible and functional meeting facilities including full audio/visual capabilities. The room provide the ideal private settings for group meetings and other gatherings.

    • Entertainment

      The Mainstage - Showcasing comedy, song, dance and more, the Mainstage presents myriad performances and presentations to entertain and inform throughout your voyage, including Holland America Line exclusives such as the BBC Earth Experiences live show Planet Earth II in Concert.

      America’s Test Kitchen - Holland America Line guests can experience America’s Test Kitchen’s enticing array of live onboard cooking shows and hands-on workshops. Learn foolproof techniques and user-friendly recipes for making delectable dishes with confidence. Designed exclusively with Holland America Line, this new culinary programming is currently available on select ships.

      Explorations Central - Transform Your Travel Experience. Discover the connections that unite us across borders and cultures. Explorations Central™ (EXC™) is immersive onboard programing designed to make your journey more engaging, vivid and meaningful. From EXC Talks™, to EXC Encounters™ to a chat with your EXC Guide™, you’ll feel the spirit of a region come to life.

      B.B. King's Blues Club - Direct from Beale Street, B.B. King's All Stars bring the best of Memphis music to sea. From funky and fast to soulful and smooth, this eight-piece band performs in the B.B. King's Blues Club in the Queen’s Lounge where you can enjoy specialty cocktails like the Lucille and Rock Me Baby.

      Onboard Wonder with BBC Earth Experiences – Holland America has partnered with BBC Earth to bring you unforgettable new ways to experience the world's natural wonders. Through the innovative and breathtaking programming, guests will be taken closer to the ocean and the natural world through a ground-breaking concert, films, game shows, trivia, children's activities, and feature cruises.

      Lincoln Center Stage – In an exclusive partnership with the world’s leading center for the performing arts, Holland America proudly presents Lincoln Center Stage, showcasing outstanding musicians performing multiple programs of chamber music most evenings, as well as afternoon recitals during leisurely days at sea.

      Billboard Onboard - Fifty years of chart-topping hits rock the house as two pianists play music that you know and love. It’s all part of Billboard Onboard, an interactive experience made possible by a partnership with Billboard, the leading global destination for charts, news, trends and innovation in music. Between nightly sets, guests are part of the show as they sing and play along with trivia questions presented on screens throughout the room.

      Casino Action - Play perennially popular slot machines and enjoy blackjack tables and the latest in sophisticated gaming. The Casino is staffed with professionals eager to help you learn new skills.

      Digital Workshop - Drop by the Digital Workshop powered by Windows and learn new technical skills taught by Microsoft-trained hosts. These complimentary small-group sessions, designed for all abilities, translate the latest technology into useful tips everyone can use. Each stand-alone session takes place in the dedicated Digital Workshop, equipped with the latest technology. From photo editing and movie/slide show creation, PC organization, Cloud Storage and security, choose to attend all or drop in as you please. Each session is offered several times throughout your cruise.

      Art Gallery - Holland America takes great pride in the onboard art collections. Now, fine art goes high tech. Take a self-guided walking tour highlighting your ship's eclectic collection, valued at tens of millions of dollars.

      Onboard Shopping - Enjoy a wide variety of duty-free shopping in the Signature Shops such as Merabella, a luxury jewelry boutique featuring high-end watches and pieces from noted designers.

    • Sports & Activities

      Fitness - Stop by the professionally staffed Fitness Center equipped with the latest cardio and weight machines. Try one of the classes on indoor cycling, Pilates and more or work out at your own pace. You can also head out for fresh air and exercise on deck, where you'll find basketball and volleyball courts, and refreshing pools. Some classes may have a nominal fee.

      • Sport Courts
      • Lido Pool - has 3 hot tubs and is protected by a retractable glass dome cover during inclement weather.
      • Hydro Pool
      • Sea View Pool - the ship's open-air pool featuring two whirlpools and served by the Sea View Bar. The pool itself has a shallow area around the edge of it for sitting in to cool down. This pool is designated for adults only.
      • Lower Promenade deck walk
      • Retreat Cabanas
    • Spa/Welness

      Greenhouse Spa & Salon - Refresh, Relax and Rejuvenate. During a leisurely day at sea, few places help you refresh, relax and rejuvenate like the Greenhouse Spa & Salon. This heavenly retreat nurtures every aspect of your well-being with renowned spa rituals and healing touches. In the spa, pamper your skin with facial treatments featuring premium, naturally sourced ingredients. Nurture your body, too, with massage treatments employing time-honored, hands-on massage techniques gleaned from around the world.

    • Children & Teens

      Club HAL - Holland America Line's youth activities program, Club HAL, offers an array of entertaining events for kids and teens ages 3-17, supervised by a full-time, professionally trained staff. They'll have an opportunity to join other kids their age for arts and crafts, sports, video game competitions, scavenger hunts, challenging team games and themed parties.

      Kids Programs (Ages 3-6) - Highlights for kids ages 3 to 6 include “Painting Picassos,” and “Sing-Along Storytime,” as well as theme parties, such as “Dino-Mite Night” and “Ships Ahoy Pirate Treasure Hunt Adventure.”

      Tweens Programs (Ages 7-12) - From ice-cream eating contests to gaming tournaments and theme parties, tweens will have plenty to enjoy.

      Teens Programs (Ages 13-17) - Teen cruisers enjoy mocktail parties, karaoke and trivia contests, jewelry making, video games, staff vs. teens volleyball tournaments, themed events and more. Teens have their own places to hang out in The Loft for late-night sporting competitions, yoga and dance classes, cooking demos and teens-only nightclub events.

      Port Day Activities - Club HAL activities are available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on port days. Lunch is available for participants between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Children must be registered and signed into and out of programming by a parent or guardian.

      Special Needs - Children with special needs are invited to attend Club HAL activities based on their chronological age; Holland America’s staff is trained to work with special needs children.

    • Other Facilities/Services

      ·         Elevators

      ·         Duty-Free Shops/Boutiques

      ·         Dry Cleaning/Laundry Service

      ·         Concierge Desk

      ·         Safe Deposit Boxes

      ·         Business Center Services

      ·         Infirmary/Medical Center 

       

    • Accessibility

      Accessibility/Special Needs

      ·         Visual Assistance (Visually Impaired)

      ·         Auditory Assistance (TTY/TTD)

      ·         Assisted Listening Devices

      ·         Closed Caption TV

      ·         Braille Signage

      ·         Accessible Gaming (Casino)

      ·         Accessible Showroom Seating

      ·         Accessible Public Areas

      ·         Accessible Public Restrooms

      ·         Refrigerator in Staterooms

      ·         Sharps Disposal

      ·         Oxygen

      ·         Accessible Tendering 

       

      Wheelchair Accessibility

      ·         Wheelchair passengers accepted

      ·         Elevators accommodate regular wheelchairs

      ·         Elevators accommodate narrow wheelchairs

      ·         Staterooms with wide doors

      ·         Staterooms with low or no doorsills

      ·         Staterooms baths with hand rails

      ·         Staterooms available with ramps

      ·         Public rooms available with ramps

      ·         Public rooms accessible by wheelchairs

      ·         Decks with ramps

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    SHIP STATISTICS


    Ship's Registry: The Netherlands
    Passenger capacity: 1,916
    Crew Members: 817
    Gross Tonnage: 82,305 grt.
    Length: 936 feet
    Beam: 105.8 feet
    Maximum Speed: 24 knots
    Dedicated: July 2003, by HRH Princess Margriet of the Netherlands

    Officially christened in 2003 by Her Dutch Royal Highness, Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, the ms Oosterdam is the second in our series of Vista-class ships. As such she embraces the latest industry and environmental technologies such as her use of a diesel-electric power plant for optimal energy efficiency and an Azipod propulsion system that maximizes maneuverability.

     

    Symbolic of Holland America Line's more than 135-year history of circumnavigating the globe, the centerpiece of the ms Oosterdam is a magnificent Waterford crystal globe, prominently displayed in a three-story atrium. First-time cruisers aboard this ship will quickly recognize the traditional touches that make Holland America cruisers regulars: a warm palette of colors accentuating an extensive use of crystal, marble, inlaid woods and brass, lovely flower arrangements, priceless artwork and antiques and a full wraparound teak promenade deck with padded deck chairs.

     

    Guests on the ms Oosterdam will be able to "show and tell" their vacation memories through the Digital Workshop powered by Windows. Free workshops led by Microsoft-trained "techsperts" will show even the most novice camera or computer user how to take better vacation photos, make movies, edit pictures and create scrapbooks using a variety of Microsoft Windows and Windows Live services. Guests will learn how to share all their digital memories through email, blogging and social networking - so friends and family can see where they've been cruising even before they return home.

     

    Join us aboard the ms Oosterdam for a Mexican Riviera cruise, scenic Alaskan cruises, or a Hawaiian cruise vacation.

    • Oosterdam Suites
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        SA - Neptune Suites

        2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah,1 sofa bed for 2 persons, floor-to-ceiling windows.

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        SB - Neptune Suites

        2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah,1 sofa bed for 2 persons, floor-to-ceiling windows.

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        SC - Neptune Suites (Some Accessible)

        2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah,1 sofa bed for 2 persons, floor-to-ceiling windows.

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        SY - Signature Suites (Some Accessible)

        2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathroom with dual-sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall, large sitting area, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 1 person, floor-to-ceiling windows. Accessible includes roll-in shower, wide interior & exterior doors.

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        SZ - Signature Suites

        2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 1 person, floor-to-ceiling windows.

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        PS - Pinnacle Suites
        Bedroom with 1 king-size bed, oversize whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall, living room, dining room, dressing room, private verandah with whirlpool, pantry, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, microwave, refrigerator, guest toilet, private stereo system, floor-to-ceiling windows.
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        SS - Signature Suites (Some Accessible)
        2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathroom with dual-sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall, large sitting area, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 1 person, floor-to-ceiling windows.
    • Oosterdam Balconies
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        VA - Verandah (Some Accessible)

        2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. Ambulatory accessible rooms have roll-in shower only.

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        VB - Verandah (Some Accessible)

        2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. Fully accessible rooms have roll-in shower only.

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        VC - Verandah Staterooms

        2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows.

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        VD - Verandah Staterooms

        2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows.

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        VE - Verandah Staterooms

        2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows.

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        VF - Verandah Staterooms

        2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows.

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        VH - Verandah Staterooms

        2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows.

    • Oosterdam Oceanview Staterooms
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        C - Large Ocean-view Staterooms (Some Accessible)
        2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower.
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        D - Large Oceanview Staterooms (Some Accessible)

        2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower.

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        DD - Large Ocean-view Staterooms
        2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower.
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        E - Large Ocean-view Staterooms
        2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower.
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        F - Large Ocean-view Staterooms
        2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower.
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        G - Large Ocean-view Staterooms (Partial Sea View)
        2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. G staterooms have more than one view type (full or partial).
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        H - Large Ocean-view (Obstructed / Some Accessible)
        2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. GG-, H- & HH-category staterooms have fully obstructed views.
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        HH - Large Oceanview Stateroom (Fully Obstructed View)

        2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. All HH-category staterooms have fully obstructed views.

    • Oosterdam Interior Staterooms
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        I - Large or Stnd. Interior (Some Accessible)
        Large inside Staterooms include two lower beds convertible to a queen-size bed, shower.
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        J - Large Interior Stateroom (Some Accessible)

        Large inside Staterooms include two lower beds convertible to a queen-size bed, shower.Approximately 185 square feet

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        K - Large or Stnd. Interior (Some Accessible)
        Large inside Staterooms include two lower beds convertible to a queen-size bed, shower.Approximately 185 square feet
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        L - Standard Interior Staterooms

        Large inside Staterooms include two lower beds convertible to a queen-size bed, shower.

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        M - Standard Inside Staterooms
        Large inside Staterooms include two lower beds convertible to a queen-size bed, shower.
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        MM - Standard Interior Staterooms
        Large inside Staterooms include two lower beds convertible to a queen-size bed, shower.
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        N - Standard Inside Staterooms
        Large inside Staterooms include two lower beds convertible to a queen-size bed, shower.
    • Oosterdam Other Staterooms
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    SHIP STATISTICS


    Ship's Registry: The Netherlands
    Passenger capacity: 1,916
    Crew Members: 817
    Gross Tonnage: 82,305 grt.
    Length: 936 feet
    Beam: 105.8 feet
    Maximum Speed: 24 knots
    Dedicated: July 2003, by HRH Princess Margriet of the Netherlands