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
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
KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival is six days jam-packed with animation awesomeness.More details
Every year in October the real Amsterdamse Jordaan Festival takes place in the Jordaan in Amsterdam.More details
Every year at the end of October there is the PINT Bokbierfestival at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam.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
29th of October the International Story Telling Festival starts in Amsterdam!More details
On Saturday the 5th of November more than 50 Amsterdam based museums are open from 7PM until 2AM for the annual Museum Night.More 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
As if Amsterdam isn’t picturesque enough as it is, there’s the Amsterdam Light Festival.More details
Sep 30, 2016
Surprise night out: Wundernacht
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