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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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

For further informations

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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.


Annual Holidays 202421 06 02


"We'll be away for a while" - our staff have already planned the best weeks of the year. The seamen in the harbour will miss our visits on board for three weeks and our house will unfortunately not accept any guests.  We will be enjoying ourselves elsewhere - but we will respond to emails.


From 29.07.2024 to 01.09.2024 the guesthouse will be closed.


After that we will welcome our guests again with fresh energy




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?


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!

 Adina Dix     news adina Sven Brandt     
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