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At only 5 minutes from the Central Station, Barrio Amsterdam is the perfect starting point for discovering the city’s highlights!

The major attractions are within walking distance.


From 1999 till the spring of 2018, the B&B gained immense popularity through their hosts Wimmo and Godwin, and later also Edson. With B&B Barangay they conquered the world of hospitality and set new  standards for small guesthouses. Since these guys fell in love with an outstanding house nearby, they asked Godwin’s sister Ruth with her husband to run the B&B. And so the story continues…



Conveniently located near the Central Station, our guesthouse is an oasis of peace and quietness in the middle of a buzzling city!

Discover what makes us one of the best places to stay


Like Barangay, Barrio is a Spanish/Filipino word meaning small village or community. Our exotic decorated guest house is located in a typical Amsterdam canal house built in 1777 on the former coastline of Amsterdam. The house has still her original facade featuring a gable stone of an island with 3 palm trees.

We welcomed our first guests in August of 1999. We give each guest a warm welcome, a uniquely decorated room, your home away from home.

Our guests can enjoy our ‘world famous breakfasts in bed’ from 08.30 hours till 10.30 hours. If you want an early breakfast, we can serve a wonderful cold continental breakfast the night before.

Through the years, our B&B has been recognized with multiple Awards and we are humbled by hundreds of excellent guest reviews.


The B&B is located in the city center 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 quiet street connects two major canals. The street behind us is 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, specially / local shops and even a small art-deco cinema.

From Schiphol Airport it’s a 15 minute train ride to Amsterdam Central Station.



Shops & Restaurants

Canal Tours

Central Station

Jordaan Area

China Town

1 Min.

3 Min.

5 Min.

5 Min.

8 Min.

Red Light District

Anne Frank House

Dam Square



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10 Min.

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25 Min.

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Our non-smoking double/twin rooms are decorated in a quirky, exotic style. All rooms are unique and located on the lowest floor or the third floor. Two rooms on the lower floor are sharing a small patio/terrace. If you prefer a specific room/floor, please let us know.

– Free WIFI

– Modern en-suite bathroom with power shower.

– Comfortable double/Queen bed or two single beds

– Small table and chairs

– Complimentary quality coffee and tea

– Welcome basket with rose wine and snacks

– Small fridge


– Cable TV

– Radio alarm clock

– Hair dryer

– Heating

– Fan (on request)

– Daily cleaning service

– Breakfast in bed

We serve our breakfast in the room between 9.00 and 11.00 AM. If you prefer an early breakfast we serve a continental breakfast the night before.

Special breakfast option: Continental, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free (Please inform us).



  • Children above 8 years are welcome
  • The B&B is not suitable to those physically challenged
  • Like most monumental/historic houses in Amsterdam the Droogbak has steep winding narrow stairs
  • Try not to bring super sized suitcases, but 2 smaller ones. If you check-out before 9:00 am, we might not be able to help you with your  luggage
  • All our rooms are non smoking
  • Payments with a credit/debit card or Paypal are subject to a 3% surcharge
  • In the confirmation e-mail is written what time we expect you. If you arrive earlier or later without letting us know, there is a small chance 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 2:30 PM till 10:00 PM
  • We don’t have a reception, so pls. no arrivals before 09.00 AM or after 10.00 PM



Cancellations less than 28 days prior to arrival – 1-night charge.

Cancellations less than 78 hours prior to arrival – 50% of total amount due.

Cancellations less than 28 hours prior to arrival & NO SHOW – 100% of total amount due.

Cancellations more than 28 days prior to arrival – 25 Euro cancellation/administration fee.


On special weekends/periods, there are other cancellation rules. Please, read your confirmation e-mail!
We strongly recommend you to get a personal travel insurance that provide adequate cover during your stay and also compensate you if you need to cancel or if you 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: payments by card are subject to a 3% surcharge (except for Maestro and Vpay).


Since early summer of 2018, Ruth and Roelof jumped into the operation of the B&B. We thank the former owners, Wimmo and Godwin, for their immeasurable efforts in building one of the most rewarded and recognized guesthouses of the Dutch capital. Because the famous couple continue their success in the Herenstraat, 6 minutes away, we decided to change the name of Barangay in Barrio Amsterdam (Same, same, but different…). We cannot thank the boys enough for their achievements.  Because of our family ties – Ruth being the sister of Godwin – we are committed to prolongue the quality of the B&B services.

Like her little brother, Ruth was born in the Philippines but spend most years of her life alongside her husband Roelof, a down to earth ‘cheese head’, who courted her back in 1985. (Yes, time flies… feel free to ask about this romantic and unprecedented story…)

Again, thanks Godwin and Wimmo! Love you both…


Barrio Amsterdam