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!
Museum 't Kromhout (The Kromhout Shipyard) is located on the Hoogte Kadijk in Amsterdam. It’s one of the few shipyards of cultural and historical importance that is still operating – a unique combination of an industrial monument, operating shipyard and museum.Read more
Once a gas factory built to power the streetlights, today the Westergasfabriek is a laid-back stomping ground for culture lovers. Catch an art house movie, stroll around the Sunday Market or just marvel at the 19th-century architecture. It's all there in one of Amsterdam's most beautiful parks.Read more
Central to the concept of Marqt is ‘real food’. According to Marqt, real food is authentic, produced with due respect for the environment, really fresh (local and seasonal products), inspired (enthusiastic, caring producers) and tastes really good (every product is approved on taste, smell and texture).Read more
Pllek is almost entirely built out of orange and blue shipping containers and is easily recognized from the IJ when taking the ferry. Beer in hand, organic food, feet in the sand and live music, what else do you want from a hangout in the artsy Amsterdam North neighbourhood?Read more
Private customised tours, excellent local guides: that’s Amsterdam Odyssey. Amsterdam Odyssey offers customised tours into the heart and soul of the city, focusing on the aspects that make Amsterdam feel like home for its inhabitants and like a source of inspiration for its visitors.Read more
It's lush greenhouses and exotic herbs and plants have been attracting visitors from all over the world for nearly four centuries. Founded in 1638 to accommodate pharmacists and doctors for medicinal and healing herbs, the Hortus Botanicus is one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world.Read more
Located on the Western Islands near Yays Zoutkeetsgracht, 'De Gouden Reael' is one of the most characteristic bar-restaurants of Amsterdam. Overlooking a tiny picturesque harbour, you can enjoy some delicious food and various glasses of exceptional and exclusive wines, every day of the week.Read more