Stories occupy a central place in the Red Star Line Museum. These include the stories of Red Star Line passengers who travelled to America in search of happiness and a better existence. When all those individual stories are brought together they form the story of the Red Star Line.
Millions of passengers travelled with the Red Star Line and told stories about their journeys to their children and grandchildren. You can read some of the most beautiful ones here. Maybe you have a migration story of your own, from now or then, which you would like to tell us. Share your story with us via ‘Your story’.
Do you have a story that is related to the history of the Red Star Line, a Red Star Line passenger, or to past or contemporary migration? We want to hear it!
The Eilandje was the place where people gathered on their way to the New World. The magnificent Red Star Line steamers moored on the quay just before the bend in the Scheldt River. When the steam whistle announced an impending departure, the quay swarmed with activity. The Eilandje is currently a popular place in the city.