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.
If you’d like to get to know and experience 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 building concierge for anything you may need to make your stay more enjoyable.
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
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
Enjoy great music at even greater locations.More details
Enjoy a day full of theater-, dance-, mime-, or music shows at the Parade.More details
World Cinema is a film festival held in Amsterdam from the 18th till the 27th of August. This festival shows special movies to let you see how life isMore details
Endjoy more than 350 live performances during the Uitmarkt.More details
Enjoy typical Dutch music and more during the Jordaan Festival.More details
The Amsterdam Fringe Festival takes place in the fringes of the Dutch Theatre Festival, highlighting Amsterdam's avant-garde drama productions. The feMore details
In September each year, IBC brings together all technology providers to gather together and get the latest trends, business ideas and technology solutMore details
Open Monumentendag Amsterdam is providing you with the possibility to visit important historical buildings, monuments and private houses that are freeMore details
On September the 11th the 5th edition of the Amsterdam City Swim will be held! This event is held to raise awareness in the fight against ALS. Last yeMore details
Unseen Photo Festival is an annual international photography fair and festival in Amsterdam. 54 galleries are welcomed from across the world. Unseen fMore details
65.000 runners will be participating in the Dam tot Damloop on Saturday the 17th and Sunday the 18th of September 2016,. The participants will be runnMore details
Pure Markt is organised at several locations troughout Amsterdam and even in other cities. For the 25th of September it will be held at Park FrankendaMore details
Feel like discovering a good old drive-in movie theatre!? This will be the third edition and it will return to the grounds of the NDSM shipyard, in AMore details
Camera Japan is the largest Japanese multidisciplinary cultural festival of the Benelux and offers a mix of film, art, music and food. Camera Japan isMore details
Amsterdam Dance Event is the leading electronic music platform and the biggest club festival in the world for the whole spectrum of electronic sub-genres.More details
24H Amsterdam is the best way to get to know the city in a new way. The 24H north edition will take place on the 29th of October, entirely focused onMore details
Berlin has the Berlinale, Venice the world’s oldest film festival and Cannes has, well, Cannes. But Amsterdam’s got the IDFA – the most prestigious documentary film festival on the planet.More details
The fifth edition of Amsterdam Art Weekend will take place from the 24th until the 27th of November 2016. It is a four day event that attracts art enMore details
Meesterlijk is the event where product designers, fashion designers and food designers share their passion for design and craftsmanship with the publiMore details
Aug 12, 2016
Weekend Tip: Head over to the Martin Luther King Park for The Parade, from 12th - 28th of August. T...
|Jul 18, 2016||World Travel Awards|
The World Travel Awards campaign is now closed. Th...
|May 27, 2016||Yays and the World Travel Awards|
The World Travel Awards campaign is fully running ...