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B&B Barangay
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Droogbak 15 | Black Bell Only, 1013 GG Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Canal Ring (Grachtengordel))   |  
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Ranked #17 of 321 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fabulous!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

What a little gem in a great location. We received a great welcome from Wimmo and God with some helpful information and tips for our stay. The room was very clean and comfortable and the most comfy bed we have ever stayed in. We were in one of the upper rooms so lots of very steep stairs at the end of a long day-but we knew about this in advance and it in no way spoiled our stay. The breakfasts were amazing (thanks Edwin) with lots of choice for any taste and a lovely atmosphere. Beautifully decorated throughout.
The location was ideal for our needs. Everything on the doorstep. Surrounded by cafes and restaurants and close to all tourist attractions without being in the middle of the noise-peaceful street. Also handy for the train station.
We will be back as soon as possible!

Room Tip: If you don't like stairs avoid the upper rooms-stairs are VERY steep and lots of them. Worth the...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Godwin Dumagat Y, Barangay Staff at B&B Barangay, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
aloha AMANDA.
a million thanks for your wonderful review. nice review to read for us and of course for future guests for them to already expect what we offer in barangay.
our friendliness to our guests and our tropical rooms.
breakfasts is self-service for those staying in the upper rooms and breakfasts in bed for those staying in the patio rooms.\\
stairs are indeed steep. good for everyone to know so there will be no surprises. a great part of your amsterdam experience... he hehe.
our location is indeed a very quiet area right in the middle of the UN World Heritage Site without the noise of the other parts of Amsterdam city centre.
We look forward to seeing you in the near future and again thanks for taking the time in writing the review.
Tropical regards, Edson ( edwin ), Wimmo & Godxxx
+++ Billy & Bossy
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Our second time in the Barangay and another wonderful experience. This time we stayed in one of the Patio Rooms. Not the biggest room in the house, but cosy and comfortable just the same. Although the room is not ensuite it does have a private bathroom.
We were served breakfast in our room, and Edwin produces the tastiest and prettiest breakfasts (complete with orchid flower!). Thanks Edwin!
As always Wimmo and Godwin were so helpful. We wanted to travel a little bit outside Amsterdam this time, so WImmo suggested we visit Zanze Schans, the wonderful village with windmills. We also took a train to Delft and Den Haag.
I love the Barangay and will continue to recommend it. (It's also very close to Centraal Station)

Room Tip: All rooms must be accessed by a narrow staircase. However, the rooms upstairs are larger and ensuit...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Godwin Dumagat Y, General Manager at B&B Barangay, responded to this review, July 16, 2014
aloha !!!
thanks for taking the time in writing your lovely review. a million appreciation for staying with us again. i, EDSON, is totally happy to be mentioned regarding the breakfasts to be able to brag about it to wimmo & god... he ehh ehe. maybe a raise is in the air... he hehe.
good to know you were able to enjoy den haag and hopefully you saw miniature holland ( maduradam?? ) or at least our beach resort in scheveningen.
thanks for loving barangay... and you have indeed enjoyed our biggest ( now kitchen ) and smallest room in the house. in between are still different type of rooms but with the same inspiration, the tropics of the world.
recommended, we love hearing it..... he he he.
and thanks also for mentioning the stairs, that way our future guests will know in advance what to expect and which room to book.
we always advice everyone to book directly at barangay.nl in order to choose the room they want. we look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. tell edinburgh we are here. tropical regards, edson ( edwin as mentioned )
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

If your looking like us for a B&B very close but quietly situated to the centre of Amsterdam this is it. Very friendly helpful host, nothing too much trouble for the friendly staff either.
The welcome we received was very informative lots of good recommendations for eating out , sightseeing.
Breakfast was a big hit , plenty choice with good quality coffees.
Large room with everything we needed , extra pillows and a fan supplied no trouble at all.
Although we arrived early , we where able to leave our luggage , not rushed to check out either .
Overall this made for a lovely relaxed short visit to Amsterdam.

Room Tip: Upper floor rooms up very steep stairs , ask for downstairs option if your less mobile .
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Godwin Dumagat Y, Owner at B&B Barangay, responded to this review, July 16, 2014
aloha ANGUS.
thanks for a lovely review about barangay, especially about us the innkeepers. we are indeed a bunch of guys focused on our guests needs. we try to be there as much as possible without being over bearing.
recommend, we love doing indeed... he he he. we love amsterdam and we try to share our inside knowledge to our guests. we are happy to know that most of our guests appreciate it.
thanks also for mentioning the stairs, that way our future guests will know in advance what to expect and which room to book.
we always advice everyone to book directly at barangay.nl in order to choose the room they want. we look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. tell edinburgh we are here. tropical regards, wimmo & godxxx +++ edson
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Salt Lake City, Utah
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The men who run this B&B are welcoming and extremely friendly. Our room was clean and the bed very comfy. The atmosphere there is so laid back and the cats were very sweet and friendly. Breakfast can either be self-serve in the upstairs kitchen or served to your room for breakfast in bed.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Godwin Dumagat Y, The Men of Barangay at B&B Barangay, responded to this review, July 16, 2014
hola ASHLEY.
thanks for taking the time in writing a review. we are glad to know that you enjoyed the hospitality of the men of barangay b&b.
we do our best to be always there for our guests indeed.
hopefully, we see each other again soon. tell the whole of salt lake city about us... he he he.
tropical regards,
wimmo, edson & godxxx
++ billy & bossy
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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

From our entry into the building, my wife and I were warmly welcomed, first with a drink and a chat over a map with Wimmo, who gave us great recommendations. Comfortable room, good serve yourself breakfasts with nice pastry treats, but above all a staff that was there to make our stay the best. A very enjoyable experience. As long as you can do stairs -- and take Rick Steve's advice, travel as lightly as possible- and are not looking for the 5-star hotel experience, you will enjoy it. It s a 5-star B&B!

Room Tip: Room was a bit quirky, but remember this is Amsterdam.bit of noise one night, but tolerable.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Godwin Dumagat Y, Owner at B&B Barangay, responded to this review, July 5, 2014
Dear Jerry,
Thanks for your time to write this nice review! We are happy to hear you had a good time.
Our tropical decorated rooms are indeed a bit quirky, we just want to offer something else than a standard room..I hope you liked it.
Most rooms have a double set of window's now ( or double glass) if the windows are closed you (almost) hear nothing. We hope you had a good trip home and hopefully we meet again in future!
Best regards,

Wimmo & Godwin
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My son and I booked two rooms in June 2014. Amsterdam was full to the brim so we felt lucky to find two rooms in a convenient location for the dates we needed. We were greeted warmly and welcomed by the hosts, even offered a glass of wine, nice touch since we had just flown in from Istanbul and even the best travel is a little stressful these days. My room felt like being at home in Miami (except for the stairs.) They are steep but the guys were more than willing to carry everything up and down. Hopefully, I will get back to Amsterdam and when I do, I would choose first to stay there.

Stayed June 2014
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Godwin Dumagat Y, All of Barangay Team at B&B Barangay, responded to this review, July 2, 2014
Thanks JANE for a wonderful honest review about Barangay.
We feel good reading your review as it both simple, direct and good overview of what our B&B is all about... its about service to our guests and trying our best.
It is always nice to read how we have become (little) part of your Amsterdam experience.
The stairs are indeed part of your Amsterdam experience. For those who dont want stairs, then we have the patio rooms.
Thanks for taking the time to write us your feedback. It is good for future guests to have a good idea of what they are getting when staying with us.
Tropical regards, the Barangay Team
Billy, Bossy, Eds, Wimmo & moi, godxxx
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Perth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The lovely warm welcome from Wim, the complementary glass of wine and the detailed insider information about the area straight away put us in the mood to start discovering Amsterdam for ourselves, All of the recommendations were spot on. The breakfast was plentiful and having the complete breakfasting kitchen for the use of guests is a great idea - a relaxing start to the day. Our room was across from the breakfast room and we did not find it noisy at all - in fact it was nice to only have to walk across the landing and not go up and down the stairs! When we left it was early in the evening and it was no trouble to leave our luggage and collect it on our way back to the station. By the way, the location is excellent as it is only about 10 minutes walk away (and the instructions on how to reach the B&B were crystal clear). We would have no hesitation in recommending Barangay to anyone wanting a nice, well-located place to stay in Amsterdam.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Godwin Dumagat Y, Owner at B&B Barangay, responded to this review, June 30, 2014
We are feeling good reading your review. It is always nice to read how we have become (little) part of your Amsterdam experience.
Your room is indeed one of the most convenient going to the breakfast kitchen, no stairs to navigate.
Thanks for taking the time to write us your feedback. It is good for us and it definitely good for future guests to have a good idea of what they are getting when booking with us.
Tropical regards, the Barangay Team
Billy, Bossy, Eds, Wimmo & moi, godxxx
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Address: Droogbak 15 | Black Bell Only, 1013 GG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
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Ranked #17 of 321 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — B&B Barangay 3*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Award Winning Bed & Breakfast, with tropical decorated rooms in the Heart of Amsterdam, less than 5 minute leisurely walk from Amsterdam Centraal Station. Many tourist attractions are literally just around the corner. Located within the UNESCO World Heritage Site, thus the best location to explore the city and beyond. ... more   less 
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