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

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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?


Room availability

March 2023
no free rooms besides
26.03.2023 - 29.03.2023 - room 41

April 2023
only 11.04.2023 - 14.04.2023 - room 31

May 2023
01.05.2023 - 05.05.2023 - room 22 - room 31
01.05.2023 - 05.05.2023 - room 33 - room 41

On all Mei weekends no free rooms

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No free rooms

No free rooms

Corpus Christi - three nights minimum
room 22 - room 23 - room 32

09.06.2023 - 11.06.2023 - room 33


How to book at our place:

You send us your booking request, which we confirm if rooms are available. You can cancel your booking within 10 days of the booking date or confirm it with a deposit (first night's accommodation price, higher for long-term stays). Without receipt of payment, we will cancel the room after a single payment reminder.

Important: Group bookings are not possible. You can book for yourself and your children - all other fellow travellers please make their own booking.

Sea Sunday 21 06 07

"Our work is not worth anything to you"

"Our work is worth nothing to you" was the theme of the service on 19 March in the German Church Community. Without the seafarer's work our life is not possible - not one car would run, no mobile phone would be in our shops. A few cents more per product and their lives would be better: fairer wages and better social facilities (seamen's clubs or seamen's hotels) ashore. Appreciation could be that simple.

Or they save human lives. As a matter of course! Are in the right place at the right time in the Mediterranean! Share what they have in shelter and food until a safe port is reached. If something like that happened to us, our appreciation would be overflowing.

The Sunday of Seafaring took up these thoughts. A world very close to our own.

This year too, the shantymen "De Rotterdamse Scheepskakkerlakken" accompanied the service with their sea shanty classics and framed the subsequent "church coffee".


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