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About our ministry

Who we are

We have two Christian hostels located in the heart of Amsterdam:christian volunteers in amsterdam
Shelter City Hostel Amsterdam
and Shelter Jordan Amsterdam Hostel. In a context of hospitality, we strive to make the gospel of Jesus Christ known to travelers through both our words and actions.

Christian hospitality in Amsterdam

As a Christian mission in Amsterdam, we strive to be a light for Christ to backpackers who are staying in one of our two hostels in the heart of the city. The love and faith that we have in Christ is central to everything we do. A personal approach to each guest is absolutely essential. Our Christian hostels in Amsterdam are a safe haven to many backpackers travelling through this busy city. Being a youth hostel, we offer travelers a low-budget way to travel. Guests may book a bed in a shared dormitory-style room with other guests of the same sex.

Christian volunteering

In conjunction with this aim we train and equip young volunteers to engage in hospitality and evangelism in a culturally relevant manner. The members of our team are between 18 and 30 years old, and volunteer for up to one year. Our volunteers come from all over the world: the United States, Germany, Australia, Poland, the Netherlands, South Korea and many other nations! You can read our full Mission Statement here.

If you are looking for a chance to live in a dynamic international community and serve as part of a Christian mission – our ministry in Amsterdam is the place to be!