YWAM Rotterdam

YWAM Rotterdam is part of Youth with a Mission (YWAM) worldwide. We are an interdenominational missionary organization that began in 1960. It all began with a vision. In June of 1956, Loren Cunningham, a 20-year-old student from the United States, spent a part of his summer break at the Bahamas, touring with a singing group. One night after a busy day, Loren had an unusual experience. “I lay down on the bed,” he recalled, “doubled the pillow under my head and opened my Bible, routinely asking God to speak into my mind. What happened next was far from routine. “Suddenly, I was looking up at a map of the world. Only: the map was alive, like moving! I sat up. I shook my head and rubbed my eyes. I could see all the continents. Waves were crashing onto the shores. Each went onto a continent, then receded, then came up further until it covered the continent completely. Then, as I watched, the scene changed. The waves became young people covering the continents. They were talking to people on the street corners and outside bars. They were preaching. Young people going out as missionaries.” Back then this idea was revolutionary. Two years later Youth with a Mission international started. The vision became reality and it still is.
And as Youth With A Mission Rotterdam we are part of this!

About us

Youth With A Mission Rotterdam is one of the more than thousand locations that YWAM has in almost every country of the world.


Youth With A Mission Rotterdam has several ministries. For example evangelism at a local High school, Street evangelism, Gebedspunt, Happyween and more.

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Become part of our team

Right now, only one of us is full-time working with YWAM. Fortunately, we have a large network of local Christians from different churches. Together we spread the message of God’s Love for us in our city and surrounding areas.

But there is so much more we could do, like starting a discipleship evening school, visit more youth nights within different churches, organise more events, start a full-time discipleship training school and and and :-).

Have you done a DTS? Then you can become part of our team!

Do you live in our area but you have not done a Discipleship Training School? Then you are more than welcome as a volunteer. Age does not play any role. Read more about the possibilities here.

Awakening Europe 2022

In the summer of 2022 ‘The Call back’ of Awakening Europe will take place in the Ahoy in Rotterdam. This international event is for everyone who has a heart for Europe.

For hundreds of years missionaries from Europe brought the Good News about the Lord Jesus to all countries of the world. Now is the time for the Good News to be brought back to Europe. This event encourages, teaches and stimulates christian to play their part in Gods plan. We hope people from many different churches will join us in this event.

During the event participants will also go out on the streets of Rotterdam and surroundings, to invite people to join our evening sessions. Together we expect to have a very special time. Don’t forget to book your ticket!

Want to become a city changer?

Youth With A Mission Rotterdam is a pioneering location. Did you do a DTS and do you have a heart for the city and it’s surroundings? Then contact us and let’s find out how you can become part of our dream to start a YWAM base in Rotterdam. 

    Help us to build Gods Kingdom in Rotterdam and it’s surroundings

    Youth with a Mission in the Netherlands is recognized by the tax authorities as a public benefit institution and thus has the ANBI status. (RSIN No. 004063314).

    Youth with a Mission in the Netherlands is also accredited by the Central Bureau for Fundraising (CBF) and certified with the quality mark.

    Donations can be made through

    Rabobank NL 38 RABO 0326 5210 62
    Swift code: RABONL2U
    Owner of this account:
    YWAM Heerde, please mention ‘donation for YWAM Rotterdam’

    It is also possible to make a donation online: