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!
If you were to send a postcard to an Amsterdam-based friend three hundred years ago, at least you would need to know his or her “gevelsteen”. Can you guess what that is? Not many notice them, but Amsterdam is scattered with curious decorative plaques that have a long history and all sorts of stories to tell. Discover them in this blog post.Read more
With their local vibe and homely comforts, Yays apartments are a great setting for a family reunion or celebration. Some time ago, Austrian teacher, travel blogger and museum guide Sabrina Rangger stayed at Yays Zoutkeetsgracht with her family to celebrate a special birthday. Sabrina loves: the Austrian mountains, photography, reading travel guides to countries she has yet to visit, and writing her own blog www.wewannagetlost.com. She tells us what it was like to unlock the neighbourhood with Yays in this guest blog post about her family's stay in Amsterdam.Read more
Our guest blogger this month will show you what it's really like to travel together to Amsterdam. Karen Edwards, aka Travel Mad Mum, is a British blogger who became a social media sensation in 2016 when her story of travelling around the world while on maternity leave went viral. Meanwhile the family grew, but never lost the love for travel. Karen shares her travel diaries via her blog and on social media with her large community of travel lovers. This summer, her travel-mad family stayed at Yays Bickersgracht. This is their Yays story.Read more