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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!

Happy holidays in Amsterdam!
Dec 3, 2018
Happy holidays in Amsterdam!

'Tis the season to be jolly, 'tis the season to be festive, 'tis the season for Yays! The benefit of celebrating the festive season in another country opens doors to local traditions and new cultures, and that’s exactly what we want to give you in this blog; a taste of holidays in the Amsterdam neighbourhoods!

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A morning with: Amsterdam Odyssey
Nov 1, 2018
A morning with: Amsterdam Odyssey

We hopped aboard the tour-train to join Yays’ favourite local guides; Amsterdam Odyssey, on one of the free Saturday morning tours! Leaving from Yays Oostenburgergracht this time to unlock the eastern neighbourhood in a way that only the Dutch know how – by bike of course!

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Yay(s) for rainy days in Amsterdam!
Oct 1, 2018
Yay(s) for rainy days in Amsterdam!

What to do in Amsterdam during those rain-filled autumn days? Don't worry, we've got your back!

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An afternoon at: Bickers a/d Werf
Sep 1, 2018
An afternoon at: Bickers a/d Werf

Yays spent the afternoon with owners Danielle and Raymond at Bickers aan de Werf, talking food, wine and history!

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Team Yays takes part in the Amsterdam City Swim!
Aug 1, 2018
Team Yays takes part in the Amsterdam City Swim!

For the fourth year in a row, Yays takes part in the Amsterdam City Swim, an annual event to raise money for the ongoing research of ALS and the quality of life of ALS patients. Meet the Yays Team members who will be taking part in the Amsterdam City Swim for this year!

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Family-fun part 2: Local kids-friendly tips in Amsterdam
Jul 2, 2018
Family-fun part 2: Local kids-friendly tips in Amsterdam

Welcome to part 2 of the Yays Family-Fun series where we offer top tips for the best hidden gems Yays’ neighbourhoods have to offer for the young ones and the 'rents!

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Family-fun part 1: Local kids-friendly tips in Amsterdam
Jun 4, 2018
Family-fun part 1: Local kids-friendly tips in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a fun city for the whole family to enjoy, but where to start? Here are some top tips for the best local hidden gems Yays’ neighbourhoods have to offer for all ages!

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Petit Gâteau
May 11, 2018
Petit Gâteau

Paris may have Ladurée, but Amsterdam has petit Gâteau. This is the place for the best mini cakes, eclairs, macaroons and madeleines north of the 9th arrondissement.

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Fromagerie Abraham Kef
Mar 26, 2018
Fromagerie Abraham Kef

At Fromagerie Abraham Kef it’s all about one thing: cheese. Their tiny shop is filled to the brim with all sorts of cheese from all over the world, more than you can even imagine.

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