The German Seaman's Mission has been established since 1888 in the Amsterdam Harbor. 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. However:
Due to the Covid-19 regulation of the Dutch government,
we do not offer breakfast at the moment.

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.

02.01.2021
 

!!! Important notes - please read carefully!!

news coronatresen The requirements regarding the corona pandemic are currently changing almost every week. Many websites claim to be up-to-date - but they are not. Click here to go to the official Covid19 site of the city of Amsterdam. For official travel information of you country: Please read the official websites of the goverment.

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.

25.10.2020
 
 

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
   

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.

news luftfilger
25.10.2020

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".

 

10.04.2017
  
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