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.

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A Home From Home

There is no better place for sleeping than in one's own bed. Therefore it is advised for most travellers to stay where they are.

Our guesthouse, which came into being from the "Seamen's Mission," is not the usual kind of hotel. Comprising only six rooms in an old canal house, it is almost like a large apartment dwelling. It includes a day room with sitting area and a galley (no stove) for quick self-service.

Employees quickly get to know the guests and answer questions and requests with pleasure.

Book with us - now without risk: You send us your booking request, which we confirm if rooms are available. You can cancel this up to five days before the start of the trip or confirm it with a deposit (price of the first night's accommodation). Without receipt of payment we will cancel the room.

 
 

Room availability

Our house is open and accepts guests.
We still have "mask duty" in our house.

Further information

Please call us for prices and availability!

 
 

Book without risk

Book with us - now without risk: You send us your booking request, which we confirm if rooms are available. You can cancel this up to five days before the start of the trip or confirm it with a deposit (price of the first night's accommodation). Without receipt of payment we will cancel the room.

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

01.07.2021
 

And The Winner Is: Frau Charla Schutte

And The Winner Is: Mrs Charla Schutte
Our fundraising campaign: "A car for Amsterdam" has now come to an end. Thanks to many donors and the generous help of the Deutsche Seemannsmission e.V. it was possible to purchase a "new" second-hand Skoda Fabia Combi as a company car for our work. We thank from the bottom of our hearts all those who donated one.
Othilia Wagner and Luis Würde Rodriguez - both volunteers in Amsterdam - took the draw for a weekend for two in the guest house in Amsterdam. We congratulate Ms Charla Schutte on her win and look forward to welcoming her as a guest soon.
01.07.2021

 

 

 

Travelling to the Netherlands

Upgrade 28.06.2021: The warning of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany against travelling to the Netherlands has been lifted. Travel between the two countries is possible without testing or quarantine. Welcome back!

 

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. Whether the hotels are open at all. And whether we carry out checks at the reception.
Some things can be said quite simply:
- The hotels were never closed (unlike in Germany).
- Hoteliers are not allowed to carry out checks of any kind
- 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: www.nach-holland.de/corona-virus.

Actually, the Netherlands should have designated the FRG as a "yellow" zone long ago. Apparently, however, the Foreign Ministry is waiting until the bridge weekends are over in Germany. Because according to its own rules of classification, this change is long overdue.

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

Uw bent van harten welkom!

04.06.2021
 

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.
blumenaktion 2021
17.03.2021
 

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   

 

news othilia  Luis Würde Rodriguez    news luis
22.12.2020
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