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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 "the location is perfect . clean . river view!" 8 out of 10 Yays Concierged Boutique Apartments Bickersgracht
Booking "Great location, parking nearby. Great staff very helpful and attentive. The apartments are a fantastic change to a dull generic hotel room." 10 out of 10 Yays Concierged Boutique Apartments Oostenburgergracht
Zoover "Easy location for a family ages 8-12, perfect accomodation and helpful friendly staff" 10 out of 10 Yays Concierged Boutique Apartments Zoutkeetsgracht

WHY CHOOSE YAYS

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

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WHY CHOOSE YAYS

YAYS SERVICES

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.

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YAYS SERVICES

NEIGHBOURHOOD CONCIERGE

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

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NEIGHBOURHOOD CONCIERGE

Our locations

Oostenburgergracht

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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Zoutkeetsgracht

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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Bickersgracht

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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Calendar

Mar 23, 2017 - May 21, 2017 The Flowerstrip

The Flowerstrip

The Flower Strip or 'Bollenstreek' is one of the most popular and unique sights in the Netherlands where millions of flowers blossom every spring.

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Apr 3, 2017 - Apr 9, 2017 Museum Week 2017

Museum Week 2017

This year from the 3th until the 9th of April 2017 a lot of museums will participate in the National Museum Week.

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Apr 12, 2017 - Apr 22, 2017 Imagine Film Festival

Imagine Film Festival

The Film Museum the Eye is eleven days dominated by the Imagine Film Festival. It’s the only festival in the Netherlands dedicated to fantastic cinema.

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Apr 15, 2017 - Apr 16, 2017 DGTL Festival

DGTL Festival

DGTL Festival is a sign of spring! This indoor-outdoor experience is typically the first major festival of Amsterdam's exciting festival season.

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Apr 27, 2017 - Apr 27, 2017 King's Day in Amsterdam

King's Day in Amsterdam

King's Day (Koningsdag) is the biggest and most colorful festivity in the Netherlands, and especially in Amsterdam!

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May 5, 2017 - May 5, 2017 Liberation Day

Liberation Day

On the 5th of May we celebrate Liberation day and the fact that we live in freedom since then. There are many festivities throughout the day in Amsterdam.

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May 13, 2017 - May 14, 2017 24H Nieuw-West

24H Nieuw-West

24H Nieuw-West is showcasing the best of the West of Amsterdam.

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May 24, 2017 - May 28, 2017 Rollende Keukens

Rollende Keukens

Rollende keukens is a local food festival held at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam!

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Jun 1, 2017 - Aug 31, 2017 Artis Zoo Summer Nights

Artis Zoo Summer Nights

Enjoy your summer nights at Artis!

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Jun 16, 2017 - Jun 18, 2017 Open Garden Days

Open Garden Days

Visit the beautiful gardens in Amsterdam that are normally closed in the 3th weekend of June.

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Jun 17, 2017 - Jun 18, 2017 Day of the Architecture

Day of the Architecture

In the weekend of 17 & 18 June, Amsterdam shows some of its remarkable architecture during the day of architecture.

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Jun 24, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017 Church Night

Church Night

Discover the most impressive churches in Amsterdam on the 24th of june 2017.

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Jul 14, 2017 - Jul 23, 2017 Over het IJ festival

Over het IJ festival

Over het IJ festival is a theater festival and offers theater and nice food. This 10 day during event is known for its sea containers. In, on or next

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Jul 29, 2017 - Aug 6, 2017 Gay Pride

Gay Pride

Gay Pride has arrived, with the world famous Canal Parade on the 5th of August!

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Aug 11, 2017 - Aug 27, 2017 Parade Amsterdam

Parade Amsterdam

Enjoy a day full with theater-, dance-, mime-, or music shows at the Parade.

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Aug 11, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017 Grachten Festival

Grachten Festival

Enjoy classical music along the canals of Amsterdam with this special event.

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Sep 14, 2017 - Sep 19, 2017 IBC 2017

IBC 2017

In September each year, IBC brings together all technology providers to gather together and get the latest trends, business ideas and technology solutions.

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Blog

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Dec 26, 2016
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