I have just returned from a four night break with my dear sister in Amsterdam, where we stayed at an exceptional Band B – http://www.barangay.nl – run by three lovely men – Wimmo, Edson and Godwin or God.
Our room at Barangay was a delight – furnished with an eclectic mix of artwork from the boys numerous trips overseas, and the added bonus of a beautiful garden room, perfect for al fresco dining. It is situated in a quiet tree lined street, less than 5 minutes from the central railway station – ideal for viewing the cities numerous attractions, shopping and eating out.
The Garden Room
Breakfast included fruit juice, fresh fruit salad, yogurt, a variety of breads and jams, cereals, plus a daily treat of bacon and fresh herb omelette/ pancakes/ cheese and cold meats…
I avoid wheat and dairy, so I was delighted to discover Barangay provides guests with a great selection of gluten free and non dairy foods.
Breakfast was served in our room each morning, and Godwin was very happy to pose for this post, after delivering me breakfast in bed!
It all added to the fun of our holiday.
Although my doctor was against me travelling after my shingles outbreak, (I was no longer infectious), I insisted it would be just the tonic I needed.
Indeed, there is no better remedy than the love of family and friends, and a canvas on the wall of our room confirmed this:
I returned home buoyed with sisterly love, a bucketful of precious memories including LOTS of laughter, great food, a bit of retail therapy, a trip to the Keukenhof Gardens, Zaanse Schans – where we saw lots of windmills…
I shall be posting more on my trip very soon.
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I received no payment for mentioning Barangay B and B. I posted their details as a mark of my gratitude for their tremendous hospitality. Thank you once again.