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
KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival is six days jam-packed with animation awesomeness.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
He maybe looks a little bit like Sanata Claus, but ‘’Sinterklaas’’ (Saint Nicholas) is a Dutch tradition and is loved by children and adults.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 the Amsterdam Art Weekend will take place from the 24th until the 27th of November 2016. It is a four day event that attracts arMore 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
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
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
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