The German Seamen's Mission has been present in the port of Amsterdam since 1888. It has been based on the Keizersgracht since 1954.

Here you can learn more about the rooms and prices. You can check availability or book. Or simply plan your route to us.

"Support of Seafarers' Dignity" - the guiding theme of our pastoral care to seafarers on board their ships. Read about our main task in Amsterdam.

Answers: to frequently asked questions,
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Some tips for Amsterdam.
News blog, with the latest news.


Travelling to the Netherlands

The Corona pandemic brought with it many new terms and many more rules. Some people lose track of them all - which is understandable. Again and again we get calls asking what the situation is like in Amsterdam.
Some things can be said quite simply:
- The travel rules are constantly changing and we cannot give any binding information.
- For travellers between the "worlds" the following applies: When entering NL, the Dutch rules apply; when leaving NL, the rules of the destination country (e.g. the FRG) apply.

Very good and comprehensible explanations of the Dutch rules can be found (continuously updated) here: (german only).

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And as always (at least for the Netherlands): Dont worry - be happy!

Uw bent van harten welkom!


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/October, our team changes. This is when new volunteers start their service - to return to Germany after 12 months of many new experiences and, for example, to start their studies. We are grateful that every year people are willing to work at our place.
This year, two young adults are on board again: Bastian Rösler and Niels Reibold.

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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Merry Christmas everywhere!weihnachten 18

The Stichting Deutsches Seemannsheim and the staff of the Deutsche Seemannsmission Amsterdam wish all people a Merry Christmas:


And the angel spoke to them: Fear not! behold, I proclaim unto you great joy which shall befall all the people;
For to you is born this day the Saviour, who is Christ the LORD in the city of David.
And this is a sign: you will find the child wrapped in diapers and lying in a manger.
The Bible - Luke 2:10-12


We look forward to welcoming you to our guesthouse in 2023.

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