The Finnish Seamen´s Mission in Rotterdam is a cultural and social as well as religious meeting place for all the Finns who live or are just visiting the Netherlands, as well as for their friends and family.
The Finnish Seamen´s Mission in Rotterdam is also open to all the friends of Finland. The church is happy to help all those who find themselves in trouble – even when the trouble is the lack of Finnish black rye bread, or just the need to relax in a Finnish sauna! We are here for everyone.
As an organisation and as a church, the Finnish Seamen’s Mission co-operates with the Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Finland, and observes its confessional Christian, social, cultural and diaconic work among seafarers and Finns living abroad, and carries out international Christian work at Finnish ports.
The Finnish Seamen´s Mission in Rotterdam is located in the newly renovated church building ”het Finse Huis” by ´s-Gravendijkwal 64. You can find the Finnish Seamen´s mission in Rotterdam from the address ´s-Gravendijkwal 64, 3014EG Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
We open again 2.9.2021:
The telephone number is +31 10 4366164.
You can also contact us via email:
You can find the direct contact information for our staff from here.
There’s a website for our biggest event of the year: www.finsekerstmarkt.nl (in English, Dutch and Finnish)
Membership and Donation
The Finnish Seamen´s Mission in Rotterdam works among Finns and their friends in the Netherlands. The Church is mainly a self-sufficient organization, so we need the support of our friends to ensure the continuance of our work.
All donations are very much appreciated. You can support the Church in various ways:
Take part in our events and enjoying a cup coffee with a cinnamon bun in our Cafeteria
Become a supporting member of our Church. There is more information about membership below.
Give a donation directly to our bank accounts:
Finnish Seamen´s Mission, IBAN: NL81 ABNA 0480 0237 78 or
Finse Zeemanskerk, IBAN: FI38 1228 3000 0068 56, BIC: NDEAFIHH
Donations can also be made in cash, or through a cheque at the Church itself. This can be done during regional services, or can be dropped in to the cafeteria at any other time.
To become a supporting member you need to complete the membership form found here and pay a membership fee of 30e per person OR 45e per family OR 16e of a pensioner/student. The payment of the membership fee can be done in two different ways:
1) by paying personally at the cafeteria when visiting the church
2) by paying the fee directly to our bank account (see details above). When paying to the bank account, please include a note ”Memebership Fee, Holland”.
As a member you are accepting a shared responsibility for the Church activities. You will gain benefits from your membership, and above all, you will safeguard the future of the Seamen’s Mission in Rotterdam.
In addition to the knowledge that your support is helping the survival of the church here in Rotterdam, some other membership benefits are:
3 % discount to several services (including shop and cafeteria) and a 10 % discount for the use of the sauna at the Church.
The Finnish Seamen’s Mission’s sea crossing benefits plus other benefits, for instance in different hotels, when staying in Finland.
Reductions in overnight facilities at our churches in Hamburg and London.
Help us to help others!
The heart of the Finse Huis in Rotterdam is the cafeteria. It is a communal meeting place as well as a place to find out about various Finnish activites and events.
You can enjoy the best cinnamon buns and Karelian pies in town with your coffee or tea! You may also buy cafeteria items to take away.
The cafeteria offers also:
- Free Wi-Fi connection
- The church library has books in Finnish. These include books for children and young people!
The Finnish Shop
Our Finnish Shop is next to the cafeteria. There you will find the largest selection of Finnish food and delicacies in Rotterdam.
These include an assortment of Finnish sweets, chocolate, mustard, rye bread, baking ingredients, porridge flakes and coffee. We also sell other Finnish favourites and gift items.
The church can be used as a venue for private functions, such as bithday parties, meetings, family events etc. You can rent the venue also with or without the catering.
We open sauna again in 2.9.2021.
A traditional Finnish wooden sauna in our lovely garden is available on
15€/ hour/ person
children under 12 free
seafarers, truck drivers and students 10€/ hour/ person
privet event 3h/ 250€ (includes catering)
towel rent 2€
10€/ hour/ person
Remember to cancel your reservation if you cannot access the sauna. Otherwise we charge the full fee.