Houseboat "Ripple" Amsterdam

Boat - Entire home/apt · Jacob van Lennepkade, Amsterdam, North Holland 1053 MX, Netherlands

Houseboat Ripple is a beautiful, spacious, modern and bright houseboat, with large, private, secluded sun-deck. With 2 bedrooms and a very comfortable (double) sofa bed in the living room the houseboat can accommodate up to 6 guests.

Your host, Annelies
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Houseboat Ripple is a beautiful, spacious, modern and bright houseboat, with large, private, secluded sun-deck. With 2 bedrooms and a very comfortable (double) sofa bed in the living room the houseboat can accommodate up to 6 guests.

The Space

Always wanted to stay on a houseboat in Amsterdam? This is your chance, stay in the "Ripple"!

Located on a quiet south facing mooring, with no direct neighbours opposite over looking the property,

Both bedrooms feature a comfortable double bed, closet space, small desk and a beautiful view of the water and neighborhood ducks and swans.

The bathroom is very light and modern and has a bathtub, shower, sink and toilet.

The kitchen is luxurious and includes a big fridge, an oven, dishwasher, microwave, a nespresso coffee machine and all the crockery, cutlery and utensils you will need for your stay.

The lounge is very spacious. It (email hidden) to sit and has a big dining area. With it's big windows it's the perfect place to relax.
For your entertainment there is Wi-Fi and triple sat TV (all BBC and ITV channels, Film 4 and many more) available.

- Triple sat TV + Wi-Fi are free of charge
- Smoking is allowed
- Towels and bed linen are provided
- Coffee, tea and sugar are complimentary

Guest Access

The houseboat is exclusive and is completely private for you.

Interaction with Guests

I will be available for any questions, but won't be present in the houseboat.

The Neighborhood

The apartment is located in the Oud West area of the city, which is hip and trendy, full of bars, cafes, restaurants and shops; the well known Ten Kate Market with over 100 stalls is located just around the corner.

Amsterdam's renowned Jordaan district, known for its canals lined with cafes and boutiques is about 15 minutes walk or 4 minutes by tram which stops nearby.
"Leidseplein" the city's night life area you can be reached by foot in less than 15 minutes.

Getting around

With a tram stop around the corner the city center and the airport are easy to reach.
Unfortunately parking is quite expensive in our neighborhood, but if you don't need your car during your stay I can recommend you cheaper places on the border of town.
If you are interested in renting a bicycle during your stay let me know. I can have them delivered to the houseboat for you.

Other Things to Note

Check in:
During office hours (9am - 5pm) you can pick up the keys in my office close to Central Station. After office hours I will meet you at the houseboat.
Early check-in between 9am -2pm is possible in case of vacancy.

Extra services + fees:
Personal check-in at the apartment during office hours = 25 euro fee
Late check-in between 9pm - 12am = 50 euro fee
Late check-out after 11am = 50 euro fee (in case of vacancy)

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $56 / night after 4 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $210
Cleaning Fee: $84
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Our stay on the Houseboat Ripple was exactly what we were after. The accommodation was excellent - some of the comfiest beds we've ever slept in! - and the location perfect. We wanted somewhere a little out of the centre, not too busy, because we were two families travelling with young children. The area around "Ripple" was perfect for us: only a five minute walk to Vondelpark and within minutes of the tram into the city. There is a small playground just around the corner and, on the days we were there, a market. There are shops and supermarkets within a very short walk, so it is easy to get everything you need, but if you want to get into town you can easily do that too. We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely come back when we get the chance.

    June 2014
  • Hi Annelies Thank you for hosting us in Amsterdam! We had a great time in that beautiful city and enjoyed living on the Ripple houseboat a lot. Everything worked out well!
    Have a good summer,
    Kind regards

    June 2014
  • Since the reservation process until our arrival everything was easy and professional.
    And when we got there the houseboat was better than described. It was clean and has everything you think you might need. Very spacious and confortable. I can´t say enough great things about the houseboat and you can go wherever you want by foot (great location for us).
    And Annelies was always ready to answer about anything we need, even if she was shopping.
    Thanks for the experience.
    We surely will stay in Ripple houseboat when we get back to Amsterdam.
    Marcio - may 2014

    May 2014
  • I stayed in Ripple with my family for three nights because we wanted to experience this unique Amsterdam style of living. The houseboat was just as great as it was promised to be. The neighborhood was nice and quiet but still had some restaurants and stores.
    Annelies was an extremely helpful and friendly host and our family would higly recommed her!

    May 2014
  • Lieu idéal pour des vacances avec enfants. Très calme. Des canards et oies qui viennent vous dire bonjour chaque jour : -) un square à côté, un marché etc...quartier très sympa.
    Annelies est très sympa. Les vélos à disposition dès notre arrivée nous ont fait gagnés du temps. Le seul bémol fut la pompe à eau assez bruyante et juste à côté d'une des chambres.

    April 2014
  • Houseboat Ripple (email hidden) to stay, it had everything you needed and great coffee! It was peaceful and quiet and we were lucky enough to have nice weather so we even sat outside. Travel to the centre of Amsterdam is very easy with the tram system, takes about 15 minutes at most.

    April 2014
  • I can't say enough great things about the houseboat and Annelies. The houseboat was just as described. It was so close to everything that we just walked everywhere. Annelies was great as well, she always responded quickly to all questions and even gave me some tips on things to go see. I would definitely say book here, you won't be disappointed.

    April 2014
  • If you go to Amsterdam, you'll surely see some Houseboats along some of the canals and will wonder how great it would be to stay in one of those. My recommendation is: do it! Stay in one! The Houseboat Ripple was just an amazing experience not just for me but for all of the 6 of us who stayed there. The feeling of seeing the water just outside all the windows, seeing boats pass by, being approached by the ducks and geese all day long is just amazing! The neighborhood is nice and calm: you get to see the day-by-day life of the city, it has everything you may need and still be very close to the city center, park, museums and great restaurants for all pockets and tastes. Annelies was very helpful, promptly answered our questions! This houseboat is a keeper! :)

    February 2014
  • Trés charmant avec la compagnie des canards cygnes et autre volatils qui nous ont accompagné durant notre séjour .
    magnifique soleil pénétrant .

    February 2014
    Response from Annelies:

    Hi Jeanne,

    Beautiful review! Thanks

    February 2014
  • Finally found time to write a feedback for our time at the "Ripple".
    The "Ripple" is a really nice place to stay, while your visit in Amsterdam. The location is great, a supermarket and café is just a couple minutes walk away. You actually don't need a ticket for the tram, we walked almost everywhere, but the next station is just couple of footsteps away.
    We also enjoyed the ducks of the channel and the great particular view :) It was great, that they offered us big and good maps of the city, so finding places to visit was very easy. Barak also helped us on the phone finding places, so the service was top!
    I really do recommend the place, it is very cozy and I know where look first for my next vacation in Amsterdam.
    Just book it and enjoy the typical way of staying in Amsterdam!

    January 2014
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I'm an Amsterdam host who loves traveling and meeting new people. If you have any special requests for your stay or need information on places to go, eat, drink, please do not hesitate to drop me a line. I will try to answer you as best as I can to make your stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible.
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