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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"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.


Room availability

In August 2024 our house is closed due to annual holidays

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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.


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: Adina Dix and Sven Brandt.

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!

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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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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?


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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