With two permanent enrichment facilities, movie screenings, live theater and sporting activities, Holland America's ms Oosterdam offers a variety of entertainment. Guests can also enjoy shopping, gambling, dining and drinking in various on-board venues. There are clubs for children and teenagers, areas designated as adults-only and many places for the whole family.
In a partnership with Food & Wine magazine, the ms Oosterdam has a Culinary Arts Center on board. In the culinary center, passengers can learn about cake decorating, cooking, flower arranging and drink making. For a small fee, guests can enjoy wine tastings and cocktails.
The Queen's Lounge offers live Memphis blues music from the B.B. King All-Star band, signature drinks and dancing on five evenings a week. Sports activities include swimming pools, ping pong, putting and chipping, and a fitness center. Day-time entertainment options include bingo, language classes, art auctions, movie showings and trivia competitions.
A general purpose meeting room has been converted into Digital Workshop, a facility dedicated to computing. A wall-mounted flat screen monitor connects with an instructor's computer to demonstrate various digital programs. There are 16 computers for passengers to participate in instruction, with an emphasis on photo and video editing, blogging and Internet publishing. There are also opportunities to meet with the instructors in a one-on-one setting.