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.
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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!Read more
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.Read more
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