The German Seaman's Mission has been established since 1888 in the Amsterdam Harbor. It has been based on the Keizersgracht since 1954.

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A flower greeting in difficult times

A sea voyage was never fun and yet seafarers manage life on board. Living and working in a confined space for months demands mutual respect. Sometimes, going ashore provides a change of pace - enjoying a few hours of "freedom". But since Corona, shore leave has become almost impossible. Either the shipping companies are not very enthusiastic or the port authorities forbid it.
Seafarers on their ships provide for us people on land. Without seafaring, the world economy would grind to a halt. Without seafaring, our world would stand still.
So we thought: Let's say thank you for once. A very small thank you. Almost inconspicuous: a pot of primroses or daffodils for each mass. And as small as these flowers are: They brought joy and were received with a big smile.
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Working in Covid-19-Times


In addition to mouth-nose masks, which are compulsory in all public areas of our guest house, the indoor air in the office is circulated 8x per hour by an air purifier. This device is equipped with 3 filters - including a Hepa-14 filter that removes viruses from the air. A second unit is located in the breakfast room.

Both are building blocks of our hygiene concept.

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Important notes

 The requirements regarding the corona pandemic are currently changing almost every week. Many websites claim to be up-to-date - but they are not. Click here to go to the official Covid19 site of the city of Amsterdam. For official travel information of you country: Please read the official websites of the goverment.

The protection of peoples' health is very important to us, Some special rules apply, we ask all guests to follow them:

In public places of our guesthouse, guests must wear a face mask. This applies 24 hours a day in the stairwell and corridors - even if guests return home late at night.

We ask you to wash your hands as regularly as possible - disinfectant gel is available in the entrance area of the house.


New faces in the guest house team

Every year in September our team changes. That's when a new volunteer starts his or her service - to return to Germany after 12 months of many new experiences and, for example, to start studying. We are grateful that every year young people find themselves willing to work with us. This year there are even two young adults on board: Othilia Wagner and Luis Würde Rodriguez.

Both have just completed their first weeks with us. They will be present at the reception of the guesthouse as well as on board the ships. Van harte welkom!

 Othilia Wagner   


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This is what Santa Claus is doing through the summer!21 06 11

The question of Santa Claus in the summer always concerned some people. Answers were available - they fill books.

We bring sailors to Christmas gifts and are therefore their "Santa Claus". And to us, every year at the beautiful summer time, the question arises: What will we do this year as a gift for seafarers who are Christmas on sea? They can not use phone cards there - so we need something different. We ask colleagues - look what others have done in previous years. Browse in catalogs. It is not easy to start planning christmas things with a summer cocktail. And quite honestly, the right thing has not crossed our mind yet. Do you have an idea?

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