"' Your tropical hide- away"
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After running our B&B more than 18 years, on June 8 we moved to our new Mansion at HERENSTRAAT 26. Just 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. 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, this new guesthouse run by Godwin's sister.
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 15/20 minute train ride to Amsterdam Centraal Station
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 showers and bathtubs. Unique among B&B’s, we have Japanese bidet toilets for complete hygiene. Rooms are on the first and second floor. Like monumental houses in Amsterdam, we have steep narrow stairs, the B&B is not suitable to those physicaly challenged.
Our conditions and cancellation policy. The applied amounts / percentages are to be paid by the guest.
If you cancel you reservation
- Less than 7 days before date of arrival & NO SHOW: 100% of total amount.
- More than 7 days before arrival date: 25 euro administration fee.
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.
- 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.
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.
The owners, Wimmo and Godwin ( or God as he is called by his friends) are two easy-going guys, being friends since 1996. In August 1999 their biggest dream came true and opened their own guest house, Barangay Bed and Breakfast.
Wimmo, the Dutch look-a-like of Bruce Willis 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 Theather 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 decorater. In 2005 Wimmo opened his 2 rooms in the apartment upstairs. In 2010 he has rediscovered his passion for painting.
Before cold Netherlands 1996, Godwin lived a long and happy live in tropical paradise, The Philippines. There he was a college instructor in economics and political science, a research writer both for MBC business magazine and 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 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 circuit.
Eduardo was born in Brazil where he worked for a bank until 1992. That same year he moved to Bolzano in North Italy.
After working in a popular club , he opened his own bar “Casa Nova” in 1995.
Two years later he came to Amsterdam and worked together with Godwin in Hard Rock cafe Amsterdam.
Besides running the B&B he also works part time time in a Italian restaurant. Eduardo speaks 5 languages and loves to cook.
Our Ginger Cats Flip & Gogo had a good life with us for almost 16 years, unfortunately cats don’t live forever…
The 14th of December 2012 we welcomed our new Black Boys Billy & Bossy.
Billy is a bit bigger than his brother, he is very curios and playfull. Bossy takes it easy and is still a bit shy.
We hope they will complete our family for at least another 16 years!
The 8th of June 2020, a great date to celebrate the arrival of the newest member host, Bodi. A peoples dog, socialising is his hobby, definitely the easiest “dognap” candidate. This pedigree of a chihuahua has family line of great champions and his walk reveals it all.