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  • "The best way to get to know a city is not to visit it, but to live it."

  • “The feeling of home even when you’re a long way from home.”

  • “If a hidden gem is in the tourist guides, chances are it isn’t all that hidden anymore.”

  • “Deal closed? Check. New leads? Check. Perfect local present for the home front? Double check.”

  • “Home is where the kids can sleep while you’re having dinner.”

  • “Even in the busiest cities there’s romance to be found. You just need to know where to look for it.”

Welcome to the neighbourhood.

The true resident’s experience.

The best way to get to know a city is not to visit it, but to live it.
With Yays, you’re staying in boutique apartments in the most characteristic neighbourhoods,
surrounded by shops and restaurants you won’t find in any of the tourist guides.
Stay with us and before you know it, you'll be dishing out insider tips to the locals.

Tripadvisor "Good Choice for a Family!" 4.5 out of 5 Yays Concierged Boutique Apartments Bickersgracht
Booking "Loved Yays Oostenburgergracht - very clever way factory building has been converted into an ultra modern set of apartments!" 5 out of 5 Yays Concierged Boutique Apartments Oostenburgergracht
Zoover "The apartment and staff were awesome. They had everything I needed to make me feel at home during my week long stay!" 10 out of 10 Yays Concierged Boutique Apartments Zoutkeetsgracht


If you'd like to know and experiene as much of local life as possible, you've come to the right place.



With Yays, you're not just booking a place to stay. You're getting access to a range of services that will let you truly experience local life.



Ask the concierge for anything you may need to make your stay more enjoyable.



A brand-new building and the latest addition to the Amsterdam portfolio; Yays Entrepothaven. An example of the architectural vitality of the Eastern Docklands area, to open in November 2019. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Yays Crane Apartment

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.

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Hidden behind the well-connected main road, La Meridiana, lies the charming neighbourhood La Sagrera. A still undiscovered neighbourhood with lots of green spaces and pedestrian cobbled streets, so authentic that you'll easily forget you're in the second largest metropolis of Spain. Yays Sagrera offers 30 apartments where you can enjoy the peaceful and authentic vibe of a true Catalan neighbourhood.

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Issy, once built as a fort, is now a thriving residential area that any aspiring architect could learn from. Easily reached from Paris by metro, train or car, this progressive neighbourhood is also called the 'eco-district'. It's a relaxing hub surrounded by trees, walking paths and playgrounds. Still full of hidden gems waiting to be discovered, such as graceful Japanese gardens, trendy cocktail bars and photogenic flower shops. Yays Issy will open its doors in spring 2020! 


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