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!! BARANGAY B&B BETTER LOCATION !!

 

 

After more than 18 years in lovely Droogbak, we moved on the 8th of June 2018 to our very own mansion at Herenstraat 26. Just a couple of minutes away from the old location and around 10 minutes away to Amsterdam Centraal Station.
 

 

 

Barangay is a Filipino word meaning small village or community. Ask any Filipino to satisfy your own curiosity.

 

Our tropical decorated guest house is located in a typical Amsterdam canal (town) house erected in the 18th century. Like our old house in Droogbak, built around 1777.

 

We greeted our first guests on the 8th of August, 1999. We give each guest a warm welcome. A unique home away from home with a twist, your very own original tropical room. Our guests can enjoy our “world famous breakfasts in bed” from 09.00 hours till 11.00 hours. If you want an early breakfast, we can serve a wonderful cold continental breakfast the night before.

 

Through the years, Barangay B&B has been showered with multiple Awards & Recognitions. We are humbled by hundreds of excellent guest reviews. To our guests, we cannot thank you enough.

 

NOTE: As reviews are location related, please look at the reviews of baRRio B&B, a new guesthouse in our old location run by Godwin’s sister Ruth and partner Roel.

 

 

 

 

 

"Your Tropical Hide-away in Old Amsterdam"

 

 

Barangay B&B

Wimmo & Godwin

Herenstraat 26

1015CB, Amsterdam

The Netherlands

 

Email: rooms@barangay.nl

Telephone: +31 (0) 62504 5432

 

THE LOCATION

The B&B is located in the canal area of the city centre within the Unesco World Heritage Site. Definitely one of the best areas to explore Amsterdam and beyond. Literally, most tourist attractions are just around the corner, within walking distance!

 

Our street with funky shops and trendy restaurants connects two major canals. (Keizersgracht and Herengracht). A short walk you will find the the longest shopping street of Amsterdam. A section of which called Haarlemmerstraat/dijk, has been consistently voted as the best shopping street of Holland. This former sea dike now features good restaurants, cafes, specialty / local shops and even a small art-deco cinema.

 

From Schiphol Airport it's a 15 minute train ride to Amsterdam Centraal Station

 

   WALKING DISTANCES

 

  Shops & Restaurants

  Jordaan

  Canal house Museum

  Anna Frank

  Dam Square

  The 9 Streets

 

1 Min.

3 Min.

3 Min.

5 Min.

8 Min.

8 Min.

 

 

 

Canal Tours

Centraal Station

House Boat Museum

Red Light District

Rembrandtplein

Leidseplein

8 Min.

10 Min.

12 Min.

12 Min.

18 Min.

18 Min.

THE  “TROPICAL” ROOMS

Our non smoking double or twin rooms are decorated in a quirky, tropical, S/E Asian style. Both rooms have large en-suite bathrooms with bathtubs. Unique among B&Bs, we have Japanese toilets for complete hygiene. Rooms are either on the first or and second floor.

 

  • Free Hi-Speed WIFI
  • Modern en-suite Bathroom with separate walk-in Power shower and Bath tub
  • Comfortable Luxe double/Queen bed or two single beds
  • Small table and 2 chairs
  • Complimentary quality coffee and tea
  • Welcome basket with rose wine and snacks
  • No noise / very quiet Small Fridge
  • Cable T.V
  • Alarm clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Silky Bathrobe
  • Non-gas Heating elements
  • Aircon - Climate control with air filters
  • Daily cleaing service
  • Our "World famous" Breakfast in bed

 

We serve our “world famous breakfast” in the rooms between 09.00 and 11.00 hours, If you prefer an early   breakfast we serve a full continental breakfast the night before.

 

Especial breakfast options: Continental, Vegetarian, Vegan , Gluten free.

 

Don't forget to inform us when checking in.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellations less than  28  days prior to arrival -  1 night charge

Cancellations less than  78 hours prior to arrival - 50% of total amount due

Cancellations less than  28 hours prior to arrival & NO SHOW - 100% of total amount due

Cancellations more than 28 days prior to arrival -   25 Euro Cancellation / Administration Fee

Note:

On especial weekends/periods there are other especial cancellation policy. Always read your confirmation email !!

 

We strongly recommend to get a personal travel insurance that will provide adequate cover during your stay and will also compensate you if you need to cancel or cannot meet your obligations regarding your booked accommodations.

We only accept bookings with a valid credit / debit card details. We will not charge your card but we ask for an authorization from the card company.  When paying upon checking-in, CASH is king but we also accept the following cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express, PIN, Vpay, Maestro and some other Euro Bankcards. Please be aware if you pay with a card there is a 2% surcharge  (except for Maestro and Vpay which has no surcharge).

 

GOOD TO KNOW!

 

  • Children above 8 years are welcome.
  • The B&B is not suitable to those physically challenged.
  • UnLike most monumental /historic houses in Amsterdam we have a not too steep stairs to negotiate.
  • Try not to bring super sized Suitcases, but 2 smaller ones. If you check-out before 9.00 am, we are not able to help you with your  luggage.
  • Our sweet cats Billy & Bossy live on our private floor / areas and they have no access to the room. If you let them in, please make sure you are not inside when you close your door.
  • All our rooms are non smoking.
  • If you pay with a credit/debit card or paypal , there is a 2% surcharge.
  • In the confirmation email is written what time we expect you. If you come earlier or later without letting us know, there is a small risk that we are  not at home, because of other appointments.
  • From 9:00 am, you are welcome to drop off your luggage.
  • Check in is from 12:30 pm till 10:00 pm
  • We don't have a reception, so no arrivals before 09.00 am   or after 10.00 pm.

 

 

 

BE PREPARED!

 

We recommend to buy your (museum or excursion) tickets at www.barangay.rgi.ticketbar.eu and skip the line !  Using this link, you can buy tickets for:

 

Skip the line tickets for most museums . Highly recommended for van Gogh museum, Rijksmuseum, Hermitage, Heineken Experience, etc etc. Several excursions like; the windmills, flower fields, the fishing villages Volendam and Marken and more!

 

This link is also helpful to book boat rides through the canals of Amsterdam Bike tours & other attractions.

 

Buy your tickets, click here:  www.barangay.rgi.ticketbar.eu

 

The Anne Frank house is one of the busiest museum in Holland, if you are planning to visit it, we strongly advise you to buy your tickets at least 8 weeks in advance.

 

  

If you have a smart phone/tablet ( Apple or Android ), download  our city guide App in the App Store for free!  You can also use the App for buying tickets for museums and excursions and use the offline city map.

 

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THE HOSTS

The owners, Wimmo and Godwin ( or God as he is called by his friends) are two easy-going guys, sharing their lives together since 1996. In August 1999 their big dream came true and opened their own guest house, Barangay Bed and Breakfast in Droogbak 15. An even bigger dream was fulfilled with their very own Mansion in Herenstraat 26.

 

Wimmo, was born in a small city near Rotterdam. He was trained as a classical ballet dancer in The Hague and from 1980 till 1987, he danced for Het Internationale Dans Theater in Amsterdam. After 3 years in the advertising world, he worked for a canal boat company and managed it for 10 years. Aside from the Barangay, Wimmo worked part-time as host/guide on canal boats trips for the same company. He is the in-house designer and interior decorator. In 2010 he has rediscovered his passion for painting. His hands will forever be dirty as he has his very own unique garden in Herenstraat.

 

Before cold Netherlands in 1996, Godwin lived a long and happy life in tropical paradise, The  Philippines. There  he was a University Professor in economics and political science, a research writer both for MBC business magazine and the late Lady Senator Rasul. Happier times in Amsterdam, Godwin did all kind of 'odd jobs' instead of finishing his MBA studies. He also  worked for a canal boat company, waited for Hard Rock Café, helped Mader run "Sunhead of 1617 B&B Guest House" and seriously, was a data typist. A licensed tennis instructor since 2005, Godwin is a fanatic tennis player and a regular fixture in de GLTA European / Asian circuit.

 

Your third host, Edson joined the Barangay family in 2009 to serve the guests even better. Like Godwin he knows Filipino hospitality like no other. A multi-talented Pinoy with a big smile who loves to travel the world. Edson is a make-up and cosmetic tattoo artist. Not to forget a true innkeeper himself as he has his very own B&B. He loves Mariah Carey and in the near future, dreams of opening his very own unique concept of  beauty saloon.

 

 

THE OTHER HOSTS

Our Ginger Cats Flip & Gogo had a good life with us for more than 15 years, but unfortunately cats don't live forever...

The 14th of December 2012 we welcomed our new Black Boys, Billy & Bossy.

 

Billy is a bit more jovial than his brother, he is very curious and playfull. Bossy takes it easy and is a bit shy.
They make the Barangay family complete.