Hostel ministry in Amsterdam
Our ministry is focused on backpackers. We strive to be a light for Christ to the 40.000 guests who stay in our hostels every year. We have two Christian hostels located in the heart of Amsterdam: Shelter City and Shelter Jordan. Through hospitality, we make the gospel of Christ known to travelers, in words and deeds.
Our Christian mission centers around three themes:
Reaching travelers through hospitality
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. Since 1971, our hostels have been a safe retreat to many backpackers traveling through Amsterdam. The love and faith that we have in Christ is central to everything we do.
Both hostels are run by Christian volunteers from all over the world: the United States, Germany, Australia, Poland, the Netherlands, South Korea and many other nations! We train and equip them to engage in hospitality and evangelism in a culturally relevant manner. Ministry volunteers are between 18 and 30 years old, and volunteer for up to one year. Want to know more? Read our full Mission Statement here!