On this page you find more information about all seafarers welfare organizations in Rotterdam.
Danish Seamen’s Church
Visits all ships under Danish flag coming to Rotterdam. Delivers fresh newspapers. Provides transportation for seafarers. The Church in Coolhaven provides a cosy home with free wifi, pool table and Danish TV.
FREE Welfare for all Seafarers onboard Danish Flagged ships during portstays in Port of Rotterdam and Brielle!
The Danish organization Sea Health & Welfare is represented in and around the Port of Rotterdam/Brielle.
Our Welfare Consultant Belinda Hoff is visiting the Seafarers onboard the Danish Flagged vessels and delivers newspapers in various languages as well as books for the library onboard upon request.
She also welcomes the Seafarers in their beautiful Seafarers Home in Brielle. This cosy ‘Home away from Home’ is located at a 20 minutes’ drive from most terminals in Maasvlakte, Europoort and Botlek. Here you can enjoy the time ashore with a feshly brewed cup of coffee or tea, sizzling softdrinks and delicious homemade cakes. There are free newspapers, magazines and also books in Danish, English and Polish. And of course the free WIFI is handy to get in touch with family and friends.
We are located in the heart of the scenic, picturesque city of Brielle; the centre offers various supermarkets, restaurants, churches, museum, windmill, cafés and shops. Taking a refreshing walk across this historical city is worth every minute and also four bicycles are available to explore the city and surrounding nature. Maybe you have even time to take a swim in our beautiful lake on a warm Summer day!
Free transport is provided by us, so please do call, mail or WhatsApp and enjoy our welfare services and facilities. We look forward to meeting you! “Welcome/Velkommen/Welkom to Welfare in the Port of Rotterdam and Brielle!”
SEA HEALTH & WELFARE
3231 AV Brielle
Mobile: +31 (0) 6 20406860
General email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: www.shw.dk (available in Danish and English)
Continuously visiting all the ships under Finnish flag coming to the port of Rotterdam
International Seafarers’ Center The Bridge
The new international seamen’s Drop-in center The Bridge is seated in the village of Oostvoorne, close to Rotterdam (Europoort). You can go there to be away from the ship for a short time. During our opening hours from 1600 till 2200 is our host ready to receive you in our fine location. In our seamen’s house you can use our free WIFI/internet, skype, reading table, visiting the village, church or shops. You can also have a personal meeting with a minister. We sell telephonecards, candy, and soft drinks.
We are open on tuesdays, wednesdays and thursdays. When we have more volunteers, we will be open on extra days, beginning with the fridays. Check our facebooksite for opening hours. In January 2020 we welcomed our 10.000th visitor!
Bernt Koning, Chairman
Cultureel centrum De Man
Burgemeester Letteweg 30
3233 AG Oostvoorne www.isc-thebridge.com
Mission to Seafarers, zeemanshuis “Flying Angel”, Schiedam
The Mission to Seafarers cares for and promotes the spiritual, moral and physical wellbeing of al seafarers and their families worldwide.
The Flying Angel Club is the missions’ Zeemanshuis in the Port of Rotterdam; we provide a much needed rest ashore, 7 days a week/365 days per year, a chance to get away from the ship, contact relatives, play games, have a drink and relax. We provide computers and wifi to seafarers free of charge. We have billiards and table tennis, books, a chapel and many other amenities for seafarers to enjoy.
Karaoke nights are held regularly with a great success, organized by our friends from C.A.S.C.O. And, of course we offer the seafarers a free transport from and to their ships.
The organization brings ship and hospital visits to crews of all nationalities, but most of all to Dutch and Filipino crews. PKWR also supports activities in seafarers centers and organizes church services and commemorative events.
The Norwegian Seaman’s Church has been located in Rotterdam for a hundred years (1914) and has since 1876 visited Norwegian sailors in de Hollandse havens. “We visit Norwegian sailors under any flag every day. In cooperation with the Norwegian Welfare we deliver fresh newspapers for Norwegian, Swedish and Phillipins/Russians -in Europoort, den Helder, Moerdijk and Dordrecht-. We support them with contact with families, social problems and emergencies. Over the year there are not less than 11.000 visits to the Norwegian Church in Rotterdam”.
Since its’ establishment in 2003, C.A.S.C.O. has as goal to provide in Rotterdam assistance to seafarers of all nationalities and beliefs. Special attention goes to the crews of ships that are in the port for a longer period, for example due to an arrest. C.A.S.C.O. volunteers visit the sailors on board and the foundation provides, if necessary, material assistance. Volunteers also make hospital visits to mariners. And the foundation organizes -almost monthly- karaoke nights at club the Flying Angel in Schiedam; seafarers who wish to attend this evening are transported for free to Schiedam and back. To conclude the evening volunteers distribute winter clothing that was collected. Once a year there is a nice barbecue evening and a big Christmas party.