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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 "Perfect service! Very friendly hotel staff! Room is clean and comfortable. Free wifi." 9 out of 10 Yays Concierged Boutique Apartments Oostenburgergracht
Zoover "Staff were extremely helpful and always pleasant" 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

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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

Oct 1, 2016 - Oct 11, 2016 Driving North

Driving North

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 A

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Oct 14, 2016 - Oct 16, 2016 Camera Japan

Camera Japan

Camera Japan is the largest Japanese multidisciplinary cultural festival of the Benelux and offers a mix of film, art, music and food. Camera Japan is

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Oct 19, 2016 - Oct 23, 2016 Amsterdam Dance Event

Amsterdam Dance Event

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.

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Oct 25, 2016 - Oct 30, 2016 KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival

KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival

KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival is six days jam-packed with animation awesomeness.

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Oct 28, 2016 - Oct 29, 2016 Jordaan Festival 2016

Jordaan Festival 2016

Every year in October the real Amsterdamse Jordaan Festival takes place in the Jordaan in Amsterdam.

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Oct 28, 2016 - Oct 30, 2016 Pint Bokbierfestival 2016

Pint Bokbierfestival 2016

Every year at the end of October there is the PINT Bokbierfestival at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam.

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Oct 29, 2016 - Oct 29, 2016 24H Noord

24H Noord

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 on

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Oct 29, 2016 - Nov 6, 2016 International Story Telling Festival Amsterdam

International Story Telling Festival Amsterdam

29th of October the International Story Telling Festival starts in Amsterdam!

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Nov 1, 2016 - Nov 30, 2016 Movember

Movember

Grow that moustache!

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Nov 5, 2016 - Nov 5, 2016 Museum Night 2016

Museum Night 2016

On Saturday the 5th of November more than 50 Amsterdam based museums are open from 7PM until 2AM for the annual Museum Night.

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Nov 16, 2016 - Nov 27, 2016 IDFA

IDFA

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.

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Nov 24, 2016 - Nov 27, 2016 Amsterdam Art Weekend

Amsterdam Art Weekend

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 en

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Nov 25, 2016 - Nov 27, 2016 Meesterlijk

Meesterlijk

Meesterlijk is the event where product designers, fashion designers and food designers share their passion for design and craftsmanship with the publi

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Dec 1, 2016 - Jan 22, 2017 Amsterdam Light Festival

Amsterdam Light Festival

As if Amsterdam isn’t picturesque enough as it is, there’s the Amsterdam Light Festival.

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Dec 18, 2016 - Dec 18, 2016 Pure wintermarkt 2016

Pure wintermarkt 2016

Where do you shop the best food, gifts and goodies? At the Pure wintermarkt.

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Blog

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Sep 30, 2016
Surprise night out: Wundernacht
Yays is always looking for the finest local initiatives and activities which turns regular visi...


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