For a city with such international allure, Amsterdam has always been remarkably down to earth. Let’s just say it’s a Dutch thing. While the city bustles with activity and creativity, spending time in Amsterdam is a laidback experience. From countless narrow streets to majestic canals, and charming boutiques to monumental museums, it’s no wonder people from all over the world are drawn to Amsterdam for a weekend of leisure or a lifetime of quality living.
Small-town charm, big-city perks.
Local creative scene that just won’t quit.
Countless famous attractions, even more hidden gems.
Cycle everywhere, and then cycle some more.
In the 18th century, Amsterdam was known as the world’s central warehouse. Part of this heritage is the Zoutkeetsgracht, which was named after its warehouses used for storing and processing salt. To this day, no other European city boasts so many historic warehouses, most of them converted into apartments. Yays’ Zoutkeetsgracht location which now offers 31 apartments – around the corner from lively Westerpark - is no exception, except that it’s exceptionally amazing of course.More details book now
Once a forgotten piece of Amsterdam built in 1631 by merchant Jan Bicker, today Bickerseiland is one of the city’s most sought-after neighbourhoods. Yays Bickersgracht is located right on the water’s edge and a stone’s throw away from the bustling Haarlemmerdijk with its many shops and restaurants and the iconic Jordaan area. We suggest you download the song ‘Aan de Amsterdamse Grachten’. Believe us when we say it will make a fitting theme song for your stay.More details book now
Not too long ago, the KNSM Island was a place of industry, lined with giant harbour cranes loading cargo ships from all around the world. Today, the cargo ships have made way for leisure boats and the cranes for art galleries, creative studios and unique architecture. The Figee Crane 2868 still stands tall on the quay, as a proud memento of the borough’s dockland heritage. Converted into a three-storey boutique apartment with a view as rich as its past, The Yays - Crane Apartment is an extraordinary haven for an unforgettable Amsterdam experience.More details book now
The Oostenburger island was built in the 17th century by the Dutch East India Company with the purpose of housing shipyards and warehouses. In an old steam engine factory built there in the early 19th century, Yays Oostenburgergracht now offers 43 apartments just east of the old city centre. Visit the nearby Artis Magistra zoo, the Maritime Museum or hop across the street to the Brouwerij ‘t IJ brewery if you fancy a local beer in your Amsterdam pied-a-terre.More details book now
Holland's most renowned traveling market!More details
Enjoy the very best of Amsterdam East's diversity and unlock the local treasures of this beautiful neighbourhood.More details
He may look a little bit like Santa Claus, but celebrating the birthday of 'Sinterklaas' (Saint Nicholas) is a Dutch tradition, loved by children as well as adults!More details
Berlin has the Berlinale, Venice has the world’s oldest film festival and Cannes has, well, Cannes. But Amsterdam’s got the IDFA – one of the most prestigious documentary film festivals in Europe!More details
Amsterdam Art Weekend takes place every November. It is a four-day event that attracts art enthusiasts and professionals alike.More details
As if Amsterdam isn’t picturesque enough as it is, there’s annual the Amsterdam Light Festival!More details
From the 20th until the 29th of December, RAI Amsterdam (indoor and outdoor) will open its doors and will be transformed into the ultimate winter paradise, with plenty to do and lots to explore for all!More details
The prestigious platform for the hospitality and facility sectors, Horecava will be yet again held in Amsterdam RAI. Book your stay in Amsterdam at Yays for the Horecava!More details
Peaty, oaky, creamy, smoky – those are just a few words to describe whisky like a pro at the Whisky Weekend Amsterdam.More details
National Tulip Day, known in Dutch as Nationale Tulpendag, is the official launch of the tulip season.More details
King's Day (Koningsdag) is the biggest and most colourful festivity in the Netherlands, especially in Amsterdam!More details
The UEFA exists 60 years in the summer of 2020 and this calls for a celebration. That is why the European Championships will be hosted in 12 differentMore details
Ever seen a theatre stage made out of containers? Over het IJ (Over the IJ) is a cutting-edge theatre festival with some amazing new theatre talent and great food!More details
Every year in August, the Amsterdam Gay Pride takes place in the buzzing Amsterdam neighbourhoods and around the city centre canals.More details
Set sail to SAIL Amsterdam 2020 to experience this unique event since 1975. At SAIL you can immerse yourself in the heritage and learn more aboMore details