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 – – run by three lovely men – Wimmo, Edson and Godwin or God.

Great Location

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.

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  1. Hello Brigid,
    So very far away from here! It sounds like a perfect quick getaway for you. Feeling connected with your sister and being pampered too with brekky in bed… lovely. (And I’m thoroughly captivated by your book so far. Up to Chapter ‘A capital city- early 1975)
    Great post!
    💐 Di

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    • Thanks Di. My sister is such a blessing. Spending time with her gave me such a boost. Sadly she lives in Scotland but I shall visit her there in the autumn. I have another precious sister living near me. They are twins. Glad you are enjoying my book. Happy weekend. 😊

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      • Oh I know all about your sisters now, my friend! When you mentioned a sister with you here, I wondered which one…🤔
        That trip to see her again in your Autumn will be a wonderful thing to look forward to.
        You would feel very close to them after learning about your early days.
        Take care and have a lovely weekend Brigid 🙋🏻💕

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  2. We loved Amsterdam. A suggestion if you are in the area and have a bit of time. Maastricht to the south is a delightful town, oldest in the Netherlands, and features sidewalk cafes galore and perhaps the best pizza I’ve ever had.

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  3. Hello Watching-the-Daisies!
    (inside my head I actually call you Daisy lol)
    What a fabulous post, and a truly great getaway combined mini holiday combined catching up with your sister combined cheering you up after your shingles. I too think it’s just what you needed.

    Brilliant photographs. Fantastic post. I felt like I was there with you … as a fly on the wall type of thing. Loved it.
    Welcome home. 😀 ~ Cobs. x

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  4. God looks like he was a lot of fun!! What a lovely place and stay you had with your sister. I believe you were right, the trip was just what the Dr. didn’t order, but you knew best!! 😉 xo

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  5. It has been in my mind to follow your for some while but somehow I kept forgetting and overlooking but now I am part of your tribe and I very much look forward to the journey. Having read your profile, I am certain there is much that I will glean joy and delight from.

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