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
The Flower Strip or 'Bollenstreek' is one of the most popular and unique sights in the Netherlands where millions of flowers blossom every spring.More details
King's Day (Koningsdag) is the biggest and most colorful festivity in the Netherlands, and especially in Amsterdam!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
24H Nieuw-West is showcasing the best of the West of 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
During the Whitsun weekend more than 60 artists open their doors for the oldest art route (since 1985).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
Gay Pride 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 De Parade. (Photo by Demi Koen)More details
Enjoy classical music along the canals of Amsterdam with this special event.More details
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