Amsterdam/Amsterdam West
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Take a walk on the West side for a deep dive into some of the most characteristic, yet surprising and creative places in Amsterdam. Amsterdam West is a borough where old-school brown cafes, cobbled bridges and traditional markets sit happily alongside trendy start-ups, vibrant shopping streets and hip coffee joints. Choose it as your neighbourhood if you want to stay close to some of the city’s main attractions - Anne Frank’s House is one, and you’ll have the Jordaan district at your doorstep, as well as plenty undiscovered local treasures to unearth far from the tourist crowd.
Amsterdam West”
Eye Filmmuseum, Amsterdam
Eye Filmmuseum. highlights.

IJpromenade 1, Noord-Holland Netherlands, 1031 KT

Westergas Amsterdam
Westergas. highlights.

Van Bleiswijkstraat 8, Noord-Holland Netherlands, 1014 DD

Cafe Mads, Amsterdam West
Café Mads. food & drinks.

Zoutkeetsplein 1h, Noord-Holland Netherlands, 1013 LD

De Weldaad. shops.

This gorgeous interiors boutique specialises in shabby-chic furniture (think pastel-coloured, country-kitchen tables, white-washed, glass-fronted bookcases and wicker garden rockers) alongside unusual accents – a vintage apothecary cabinet, say, or a mounted ram’s skull. Everything, whether a hand-made contemporary piece or a vintage one-off, is carefully chosen – you won’t be the first to ask helpful staff whether they can deliver abroad (they can!).

Noordermarkt 35, Noord-Holland Netherlands, 1015 NA

Fleurmonde. shops.

The Dutch are renowned for their green fingers, and this bloom boutique has been attesting to the national talent for more than two decades. Staff are passionate, encyclopedic in their knowledge and committed to quality – they’ll happily tailor seasonal bouquets to your budget, using high-quality cut flowers that last for weeks. Potted plants, too, are anything but run-of-the-mill.

Haarlemmerdijk 49, Noord-Holland Netherlands, 1013 KB

Jordino. shops.

Haarlemmerdijk 25-A, Noord-Holland Netherlands, 1013 KA

Mossel and Gin Amsterdam west
Mossel & Gin. food & drinks.

Gosschalklaan 12, Noord-Holland Netherlands, 1014 DC

Nieuw Dakota. arts & crafts.

Ms. van Riemsdijkweg 41b, Noord-Holland Netherlands, 1033 RC

Pikoteo Amsterdam West
Pikoteo. food & drinks.

Houtmankade 9, Noord-Holland Netherlands, 1013 MP

Squash City. wellness & beauty.

Ketelmakerstraat 6, Noord-Holland Netherlands, 1013 DE

The Mouse Mansion. shops.

When children’s author Karina Schaapman decided to illustrate her books with dioramas painstakingly built from scrap materials, she didn’t expect the characters and sets to take on a life of their own! Now her four children, including Manita, are involved in this quirky family business: a shop-cum-studio selling the (widely translated) books, build-your-own model kits and other mousey souvenirs.

Eerste Tuindwarsstraat 1HS, Noord-Holland Netherlands, 1015 RT

Amsterdam Prince Island by YAYS
Amsterdam Prince Island by YAYS

A peaceful haven to discover, around the corner from the Jordaan and the most popular areas on this side of town.

Bickersgracht 1, Noord-Holland Netherlands, 1013 LE

YAYS Salthouse Canal Exterior
Amsterdam Salthouse Canal a YAYS place

A peaceful haven for urban explorers looking for a stylish apartment with modern comforts amid the historic charm of the Jordaan district.

Zoutkeetsgracht 116, Noord-Holland Netherlands, 1013 LC

Amsterdam Prince Island by YAYS

what is a by YAYS place?

Amsterdam West

A peaceful haven to discover, around the corner from the Jordaan and the most popular areas on this side of town.

Sleeps up to 6

Amsterdam Prince Island by YAYS

YAYS Amsterdam Salthouse Canal

what is a YAYS place?

Amsterdam West

A peaceful haven for urban explorers looking for a stylish apartment with modern comforts amid the historic charm of the Jordaan district.

Sleeps up to 6

YAYS Salthouse Canal Exterior
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Insiders.

Mario

Mario loves Amsterdam and its history. Before becoming a YAYS Insider, he was a boy scout, a tour guide and a candy maker. His favourite place in Amsterdam is the kinderboerderij of Westerpark, a little city farm unknown to many locals. Even on a day off, he loves to hang out in the neighbourhood with his daughter or his friends, discovering hidden gardens. Mario speaks Mexican Spanish and Texan English, knows a lot of Polish words and is working on his Dutch.

Przemek

Przemek loves to have a laugh with guests staying at YAYS. You’ll hear them joke in the lobby in English, Dutch, Polish, Czech, Slovakian or Portuguese. A real (multilingual) people person by day, and a solitary undiscovered artist on his time off, you’ll find him look for inspiration in the leafy parks of the neighbourhood, taking in the atmosphere of the canals in the centre of Amsterdam.

Thomas

When he is not managing his YAYS aparthotel in Amsterdam East, Thomas can be found flying model aircraft, watching one of his cats take a shower (don’t ask us, ask him) or enjoying the vibe at NDSM, his favourite spot in Amsterdam and one of the hippest cultural hubs in the city. Ask him anything about the neighbourhood in English, French, Dutch, or Brabants. You could try in Spanish, Russian and German, too.

Elana

Elana loves foreign films, listening to songs in languages she does not understand, and telling jokes in Afrikaans with the occasional South African traveller. She can be quiet but don’t get her started about food, she could talk about the topic for hours – asking her to recommend a place for dinner is a great idea, if you have time to spare. After work, you can find Elana enjoying a cold craft beer at her favourite brewery in the neighbourhood. She speaks English, Afrikaans, Dutch, and she is learning Polish.

Insiders.

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Mario

Mario loves Amsterdam and its history. Before becoming a YAYS Insider, he was a boy scout, a tour guide and a candy maker. His favourite place in Amsterdam is the kinderboerderij of Westerpark, a little city farm unknown to many locals. Even on a day off, he loves to hang out in the neighbourhood with his daughter or his friends, discovering hidden gardens. Mario speaks Mexican Spanish and Texan English, knows a lot of Polish words and is working on his Dutch.

Przemek

Przemek loves to have a laugh with guests staying at YAYS. You’ll hear them joke in the lobby in English, Dutch, Polish, Czech, Slovakian or Portuguese. A real (multilingual) people person by day, and a solitary undiscovered artist on his time off, you’ll find him look for inspiration in the leafy parks of the neighbourhood, taking in the atmosphere of the canals in the centre of Amsterdam.

Thomas

When he is not managing his YAYS aparthotel in Amsterdam East, Thomas can be found flying model aircraft, watching one of his cats take a shower (don’t ask us, ask him) or enjoying the vibe at NDSM, his favourite spot in Amsterdam and one of the hippest cultural hubs in the city. Ask him anything about the neighbourhood in English, French, Dutch, or Brabants. You could try in Spanish, Russian and German, too.

Elana

Elana loves foreign films, listening to songs in languages she does not understand, and telling jokes in Afrikaans with the occasional South African traveller. She can be quiet but don’t get her started about food, she could talk about the topic for hours – asking her to recommend a place for dinner is a great idea, if you have time to spare. After work, you can find Elana enjoying a cold craft beer at her favourite brewery in the neighbourhood. She speaks English, Afrikaans, Dutch, and she is learning Polish.