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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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.

  Availability rooms

  August 2018:

  01.08.2018 - 02.08.2018 - Last minute price
Room 31

  05.08.2018 - 02.09.2018
  Annual closing

  September 2018:

  05.09.2018 - 06.09.2018
  Room 32

  05.09.2018 - 10.09.2018
  Room 22 und room 23

  09.09.2018 - 10.09.2018
  Room 31


  Please contact us for rooms after 19.09.2018


More informations:

Annual closing

06.08.2018 - 03.09.2018


Annual Holidays 201821 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.

The guest house is closed from August, 7th to September, 2nd 2017.

Afterwards we welcome our guests with fresh energy again.


Hildegund Spaargaren-Ehlichnews hildegund
* 08-12-1939     ✝ 18-04-2018

We meant, and we feel that
we still need her.
God has meant it is enough.


We mourn the death of Hildegund, who has been critically examining our accounts for so many years. We have heard with great dismay about her death. We wish her relatives a lot of strength these days. May God's blessing strengthen and guide them.



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Floral greetings on board

What can a single flower effect in a man? Much, as we have observed once again. As last year, before Easter, we brought a touch of the spring on board of the oil tankers. The sailors, no matter what nation, rejoiced every time. A kind of color between all the gray, steel walls, placed directly next to the TV, in the cargo control room or on the window sill.

Happy people alone because of a small flower in a pot. And that is why we decided to bring the spring on board next year again



Donations Christmas Gifts 2017wao 2 2017

They rejoiced - many hundreds of seamen. They expected our visits in the days before Christmas. It's quite normal for sailors to have someone from a seaman's mission to stop by. Nevertheless, we were able to surprise them with a present. A greeting from land on board: a prepaid sim card that allows you to use the Internet or make phone calls. Messenger services are being used more and more like on land. That's how sailor families hear and see each other at Christmas.

We would like to thank all the many donors who made it possible for us to give away 524 Sim cards. The Amsterdam station distributed 620 gifts.

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