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,
to book, to the guest-house and the city.
Some tips for Amsterdam.
News blog, with the latest news.

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.


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

For days after please ask

For further informations

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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.

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.


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   


news bastian  Luis Würde Rodriguez    news niels

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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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).

news holland reisen

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

Uw bent van harten welkom!

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