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
As if Amsterdam isn’t picturesque enough as it is, there’s the Amsterdam Light Festival.More details
The NeighbourFood Market is the place for anyone who loves good, traditional and delicious food.The NeighbourFood Market is a platform for local restaurants, caterers, organic farmers, caterers, bakers, butchers, local chefs, cheese makers, sausage turners, juice pressers, soup kettles, sandwich - heroes, fanatical foodies, baristas, gentlemen of the tea, enthusiastic producers and distributors.More details
Where do you shop the best food, gifts and goodies? At the Pure wintermarkt.More details
During the winter days in Amsterdam you can warm yourself up with the TangoTrain.More details
Celebrating New Year's Eve in Amsterdam? Don’t know where to celebrate yet? Yay! We can help u with that. We selected the best options for you to do on this special evening. Do you want to party, enjoy the fireworks or join the National countdown? That’s all possible in Amsterdam.More details
Hotelnacht.nl came up with a special offer initially focussed on the habitants of Amsterdam, to make them go explore the local hotels in their area.More details
The 26th edition of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam is coming. It will take place on the last week of January 2017 in the Westergasfabriek Amsterdam.More details
Every year the International Improvisation Theatre Festival takes place in the Compagnietheatre Amsterdam.More details
Sixty professional vintage design dealers from across Europe come to Amsterdam for Design Icons 2017.More details
This Coffee Festival lets you experience and enjoy coffee in the best possible way!More details
This year from the 3th until the 9th of April 2017 a lot of museums will participate in the National Museum Week.More details
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.More details
Kingsday is a national holiday in the Netherlands, which we celebrate the birthday of our king.More details
The 4th of May is an important day about the history of the Netherlands. On this day the citizens of the Netherlands commemorates all Dutch casualties since World War II.More details
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.More details
Rollende keukens is a local food festival held at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam!More details
Enjoy your summer nights at Artis!More details
Visit the beautiful gardens in Amsterdam that are normally closed in the 3th weekend of June.More details
In the weekend of 17 & 18 June, Amsterdam shows some of its remarkable architecture during the day of architecture.More details
Discover the most impressive churches in Amsterdam on the 24th of june 2017.More details
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 nextMore details
Europride has arrived, with the world famous Canal Parade on the 5th of August!More details
Enjoy a day full with theater-, dance-, mime-, or music shows at the Parade.More details
Enjoy classical music along the canals of Amsterdam with this special event.More details
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