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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 Bickersgracht
Booking "Great apartment spacious and clean for our night in Paris. We will definitely stay here again when we come back to Paris. Convenient parking!" 5 out of 5 Yays Ïssy
Zoover "The apartment and staff were awesome. They had everything I needed to make me feel at home during my week long stay!" 5 out of 5 Yays Zoutkeetsgracht

WHY CHOOSE YAYS

If you'd like 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

SAFETY TO SMILE

At Yays, we are keeping things safe for you to enjoy your stay with peace of mind, and set off to unlock the neighbourhood with a smile on your face!  Check out what we are doing to keep our guests and staff members safe against Covid-19. 

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SAFETY TO SMILE

Neighbourhood Experiences

At Yays, we do like to help you explore the neighbourhoods as a true local. With the knowledge of our Concierges, we created the Yays Neighbourhood Experiences. These packages will help you make memories you’ll be smiling about long after your stay.

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Neighbourhood Experiences

Our locations

Koninginnegracht
The Hague

Koninginnegracht

With its 53 fully equipped boutique apartments, Yays Koninginnnegracht is the latest addition to the Yays portfolio, opening this winter. The strategic location of Yays Koninginnegracht – in walking distance from both the Hague Central Station and the city centre – makes it a genius choice for both business and leisure travellers. The hospitality you will experience at Yays Koninginnegracht is just typically Yays: Yays Concierges will make you feel right at home in The Hague and help you unlock the secrets of the neighbourhood. 

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Zoutkeetsgracht
Amsterdam

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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Entrepothaven
Amsterdam

Entrepothaven

The latest addition to the Amsterdam portfolio, now offers 85 serviced apartments. An example of the architectural vitality of the Eastern Docklands area, an area with human-made peninsulas that used to be an extension of the port of Amsterdam and an industrial area - now an emerging neighbourhood for residential and business purposes. The Cruquius peninsula offers many stories to tell.

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Oostenburgergracht
Amsterdam

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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Bickersgracht
Amsterdam

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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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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Sagrera
Barcelona

Sagrera

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 long stay apartments (min. stay from 1 month) where you can enjoy the peaceful and authentic vibe of a true Catalan neighbourhood as a temporary resident.

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Issy
Paris

Issy

Issy, once built as a fort, is now a thriving neighbourhood 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 is now open! Be among the first guests! 

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