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Building info

Figee crane 2868 was constructed in 1958 by ‘N.V. Haarlemsche Machinefabriek of the brothers Figee’, commissioned by the Royal Dutch Steamboat Company (KNSM). This crane served the world trade until 1979, when shipping company KNSM ceased their activities and container transport took over. One Figee crane was spared from demolition and remained to become the icon of the KNSM-Island, while the Eastern Docklands changed into a living and shopping hub. In January 2016, Figee Crane 2868 was transported to the northern part of the Netherlands for a thorough restauration, and is back at its home base along the Surinamekade since October 2017. The unique monument has been transformed into an apartment by the renowned designer Edward van Vliet, while maintaining its characteristic look and feel. The crane has been revived and renamed into ‘The Yays – Crane Apartment’. 

Neighbourhood info

The KNSM-Island is located in the Eastern part of Amsterdam along the IJ-River. The Eastern Docklands have a rich history. From here, the VOC ships and world explorers left to the Indies and America, the VOC built its ships here and the Islands where the epicenter of the Dutch world trade in the 19th century. Nowadays, the Eastern Docklands and its hip adjacent neighbourhoods offer something for everyone. For example, visit the National Maritime Museum, creative melting pot Loods6 or the historical city zoo Artis. Architecture lovers will feel right at home at the Eastern Docklands as well. The unique bridges connecting the islands and the many architectural delights are a feast for the eye.  Luckily you won’t have to leave the Eastern part of the city to experience some Dutch cosiness. There are plenty of restaurants and bars in the neighbourhood, for example at the Java square or nearby the Oosterpark – all on a short distance from ‘The Yays – Crane Apartment’.


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4 adults
40 m2
Wifi
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The Yays - Crane Apartment

A unique experience staying in the Yays - Crane Apartment overlooking the IJ river. The apartment consists of three floors. The first floor contains the living area including kitchen, the second floor a bedroom and bathroom including shower and bathtub. The third floor the master bedroom offering the best view overlooking the IJ river and Amsterdam North. Free Wi-Fi & toiletries are at your disposal.

Services & Amenities

Airport pick up
Bike
Concierge
Early checkin
Home delivery (meals)
Housekeeping service
Late checkout
Linnen & towel service
Priority pass
Shampoo
Taxi
Tea/ coffee facilities (free coffee / tea)
WiFi

Welcome to the Neighbourhood

DE KOMPASZAAL

De Kompaszaal will instantly throw you back in time since the building used to function as the first class departure and arrival hall of the former K.N.S.M. (Royal Dutch Steamboat Company) in the fifties. The terrace has been awarded as one of the best ‘holiday-feeling’ terraces by the Amsterdam based newspaper. De Kompaszaal is also a great location for a high tea or high wine. T: +31(0)20 419 9596

BOOKSHOP VAN PAMPUS

The slogan of this bookshop is loosely translated ‘An invitation to stay’. At Van Pampus you will have everything you need: an endless stock of books, armchairs for some relaxed ‘test’ reading, coffee and croissants. Finished your book, coffee and croissant? Then you can head upstairs for some yoga teached by Mrs. Van Pampus. T: +31(0)20 419 3023

PAKHUIS DE ZWIJGER

This former warehouse knows all about creation and innovation in the city. Pakhuis de Zwijgeris an independent platform about urban development, creative industries and global trends that organises lectures, activities and exhibitions. +31 (0)20 624 6380

ARCAM

An impressive building designed by Rene van Zuuk, Arcam offers guided walks where you can follow an architect on a tour of the architecture, museums and cultural institutions of the neighbourhood. And for the refined gift buyer, an impressive array of maps, books and architectural pieces can be found there. +31 (0)20 620 4878

Pompstation

If it weren’t for the massive old windmill down the street, you’d almost mistake Pompstation for a Brooklyn hotspot instead of a restaurant in Amsterdam-Oost. Renowned for its meat from Dutch cows, excellent wine selection and live music, Pompstation never fails to serve up a great night. +31 (0)20 692 2888

DE KOMPASZAAL

De Kompaszaal will instantly throw you back in time since the building used to function as the first class departure and arrival hall of the former K.N.S.M. (Royal Dutch Steamboat Company) in the fifties. The terrace has been awarded as one of the best ‘holiday-feeling’ terraces by the Amsterdam based newspaper. De Kompaszaal is also a great location for a high tea or high wine. T: +31(0)20 419 9596

BOOKSHOP VAN PAMPUS

The slogan of this bookshop is loosely translated ‘An invitation to stay’. At Van Pampus you will have everything you need: an endless stock of books, armchairs for some relaxed ‘test’ reading, coffee and croissants. Finished your book, coffee and croissant? Then you can head upstairs for some yoga teached by Mrs. Van Pampus. T: +31(0)20 419 3023

PAKHUIS DE ZWIJGER

This former warehouse knows all about creation and innovation in the city. Pakhuis de Zwijgeris an independent platform about urban development, creative industries and global trends that organises lectures, activities and exhibitions. +31 (0)20 624 6380

ARCAM

An impressive building designed by Rene van Zuuk, Arcam offers guided walks where you can follow an architect on a tour of the architecture, museums and cultural institutions of the neighbourhood. And for the refined gift buyer, an impressive array of maps, books and architectural pieces can be found there. +31 (0)20 620 4878

Pompstation

If it weren’t for the massive old windmill down the street, you’d almost mistake Pompstation for a Brooklyn hotspot instead of a restaurant in Amsterdam-Oost. Renowned for its meat from Dutch cows, excellent wine selection and live music, Pompstation never fails to serve up a great night. +31 (0)20 692 2888