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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"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.

A slow start to the 2020 seasonnews coronatresen
!!! Important notes - please read carefully!!!

Slowly the city of Amsterdam loving people are coming back. Even though the border between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Kingdom of the Netherlands was never closed, many people gave up their journey. Hesitantly the first tourists are returning and experience a city whose heart beats again - but not as hectic as in the past summers. Now restaurants, bars and museums are open again - of course under the appropriate hygiene conditions. Also in Amsterdam, keep your distance and wash your hands frequently. Everyone who travels by tram, bus or train needs mouth-breathing protection. This is not "normality" - and yet a great deal of quality of life has returned. Even though it is still necessary to be careful.


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.


We offer our breakfast as partial buffet breakfast: Some food (e.g. bread) lies packed and sealed on the breakfast table. Other, "packed" food, lies ready on the buffet, with coffee and tea.  The entire breakfast time is divided into time slots of 40 minutes. During each time slot, only a few guests - with physical distance - stay in the breakfast room. After each time slot we close the room and clean and disinfect it. After this cleaning time the next guests have access.


With the relaxation of the Corona regulations, we have discontinued our offer to rebook a booked trip into the other months of 2020. Our standard cancellation rules apply again. Especially important: In case of cancellations, the deposit will never be refunded. As we already inform you in our booking confirmations it does not matter for what reason the cancellation is made.


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   Our house is open and welcomes guests.



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Annual holidays from 03.08.2020 - 30.08.2020




Tourist-Tax 2020touristeuer

The municipality of Amsterdam has once again increased the rates of the tourist tax. Already in the last years we had to pay 7% of the overnight stay price (besides 9% VAT). Now we have to pay Euro 3,00 per person and night. This tax increase cannot be absorbed by our previous prices - therefore we unfortunately have to pass it on to our guests.

For all new bookings is valid from now on:

- Accommodation price includes room, breakfast, WiFi and Dutch VAT
- In addition to this, the tourist tax of Euro 3,00 per person and night is to be paid

Read also the article of the magazine "Stern" on this topic: 



Annual Holidays 201221 06 02

"We are away" - our employees have already planned their most beautiful weeks of the year. The seafarers in the harbor will miss our visits on board for three weeks and our house does not accommodate any guests. We let ourselves spoil somewhere else - but respond to mails.

From 03.08.2020 to 31.08.2020 the guesthouse is closed..

Afterwards we welcome our guests with fresh energy again.



Fundraising campaign "Weihnachten am Ohr 2019"wao 2 2017

They were happy - many hundreds of sailors. They expected our visits in the days before Christmas. It is quite normal for seamen to be visited by someone from a seafaring mission. Nevertheless, we were able to surprise them: with a gift. A greeting from shore on board: a prepaid sim card that allows you to use the internet and make phone calls. As on land, messenger services are being used more and more. This is how sailor families hear and see each other at Christmas.

We thank all the many donors who made it possible for us to give away 400 sim cards. In total, the Amsterdam station distributed 580 gifts.



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