The van Lennepbuurt is a neighbourhood in Amsterdam-West. The area is named after Jacob van Lennep, a Dutch writer, language professional and politician. The neighbourhood has many old canal houses and houseboats. The van Lennepbuurt is bordered by the Kinkerstraat, Singelgracht, Jacob van Lennepkanaal and the Kostverlorenvaart. Within 10 minutes range of Amsterdam centre and just outside the busy parts of Amsterdam, ideal location for peaceful and quiet living.