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Your city trip begins here!

If you're after that 'neighbourhood feeling', get it before you even meet the welcoming smile of your concierge. The discovery begins long before you finally set foot in your Yays boutique apartment with a complimentary copy of the Yays Neighbourhood Guide in your hands. You have landed on the right page to feed your wanderlust and set your imagination in motion.

The Yays blog is where we share our local knowledge, insider tips, and background stories exploring the hidden side of your destination.

…And if you’re wondering what a stay at Yays feels like, keep an eye on our selected guest posts to discover their side of the story.
Enjoy your read!

How to staycation: 8 ways to escape and recharge in your own city
Jan 31, 2021
How to staycation: 8 ways to escape and recharge in your own city

With a staycation in your own country or city, you skip all the hassle of organising a traditional holiday and only get the benefits of a revitalising getaway. No vaccinations, no queuing at airport security, no language barrier! Just pure blissful relaxation.

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Christmas tales from the Neighbourhood
Dec 16, 2020
Christmas tales from the Neighbourhood

The holiday season is going to look very different for most people this year. That’s definitely true for passionate travellers, extroverts and anyone who is wired to sharing their lives with others. This includes the small businesses we feature in the Yays Neighbourhood Guide. We reached out to ask how they were doing and found out that despite this year's challenges, they have a lot in store for this Christmas and New Year’s Eve! Read on for stories of community, creativity and resilience from the neighbourhood!

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Reuniting with friends in Amsterdam East
Sep 28, 2020
Reuniting with friends in Amsterdam East

Our guest blogger this month is ‘Southern Girl’ Lori from Mississippi, USA. Lori is a small entrepreneur running a baking and catering business (Southern Charm Cupcakes, on Instagram as @southerngirleats). A long-time resident of the Netherlands - where she lives with her husband, dog JJ and cat Mister Mistoffelees - she organized a special reunion with friends at Yays Entrepothaven. She found out that, no matter how many times you visit, you are never done discovering Amsterdam, especially with a Yays Neighbourhood Guide in your pocket.

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