Breakfast in Amsterdam
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.
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.
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.