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Shelter Hostels Amsterdam

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

We have two Christian hostels in the heart of Amsterdam. Both hostels are run by Christian volunteers (18 to 30 years old) from all over the world. Through great hospitality and creating a warm atmosphere we love to connect to travelers and exchange life’s stories and experiences. Our goal is that every guest who stays at the Shelter receives a home away from home experience. In the Shelter, we find it important that each person gets treated special. We believe that God can send people to the Shelter where we can mean something for them or we can learn something from them. We place a high importance on connecting with people. In the Shelter everyone is free to be themselves. We personally care for the individual. No one is a nobody, including guests and staff. Everyone has a drive, intention, story, opinion and belief and we have a longing to share what fills our hearts. The Shelter Hostel’s desire is to be an oasis of rest, in an often overwhelming city. Through all the interactions and activities that take place in our hostel, we hope these values stand out: sincere, warm hearted, respectful, thought-provoking, and considerate.

Looking for a Christian gap year? Or short term mission opportunities?
Would you be willing to step out in faith to share God’s love with people from abroad? Are you looking for a chance to live, work and share the Gospel in a dynamic international Christian community? We offer you a great mission opportunity! Serve God in our Christian hostels, share your faith with travelers and grow in your walk with the Lord. If you are between 18 and 30 years of age, you can join our ministry for 2 to 12 months. Apply now via

Volunteers work five to six days a week. On these days you will be working at one of the hostels. Living and working in the Shelter community can be quite intense! But you will have enough time to learn more about God, make fun with other volunteers, explore Amsterdam, practice sports, make music, etc. We make sure you have at least one day off every week.

Cleaning volunteering program
Are you looking for room and board in Amsterdam? Do you want to know more about God? In both of our hostels we offer a cleaning program. Our cleaning programs are ideal if you are working your way around Europe or if you want a longer stay in Amsterdam.
Our cleaning program in Amsterdam involves:
• Free stay in one of our hostels in Amsterdam for up to 28 days
• 5 hours of cleaning work every day
• Training on the job
• Free laundry service
• Time off every afternoon after 3pm
• Cleaner team meeting every day with Bible reading and prayer (being a Christian is not a requirement for this job in Amsterdam)
Want to join our team? Click here for more information!

We need volunteers! Feel free to send contact us via