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Amsterdam West .
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

Squash City. wellness & beauty.

Ketelmakerstraat 6, Noord-Holland Netherlands, 1013 DE

YAYS Experiences
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! This quirky family business: a shop-cum-museum-cum-studio selling the (widely translated) books, build-your-own model kits and other mousey souvenirs is a unique experience not to be missed.

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

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 Amsterdam 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

find your place.

Historic or modern? Romantic setting or design-lover trophy? Each place has its own unique character and background story, so you can find your best match and feel right at home in town. No matter what address you pick as your place in Amsterdam, you will always find all the comforts and YAYS signature features in a fully-equipped serviced apartment.

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

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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

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YAYS Amsterdam Salthouse Canal Exterior

Amsterdam North by YAYS

what is a by YAYS place?

Amsterdam

Smart layouts and stylish interiors to feel at home on the North side of Amsterdam.

Sleeps up to 6

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Amsterdam Vondelpark by YAYS

what is a by YAYS place?

Amsterdam Centre

Fully equipped One-bedroom apartments with a vibrant design surrounded by the cultural hightlights.

Sleeps up to 4

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YAYS Insider, Mario
YAYS Insider, Thomas

the insiders.

These are the Insiders who will be available 24/7 and know everything there is to know about the neighbourhood. All our insiders are actually from the neighbourhood. So whether you’re looking for the most romantic restaurant on the block or the best place to buy gifts for the home front, all you have to do is ask.

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.

Da

Da was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand. She loves to cook and share her love for food with others, but be aware: if you can’t handle the spice, that’s on you. The same goes for chit chatting. If the conversation is flavourless, she’ll keep quiet. On the other hand, if you ask her for new music to discover, she will talk your ear off. She’s a reader by night, and you can occasionally even catch her drawing. She loves coffee, bubble tea and all kinds of sweets, so sure ask her for recommendations in Dutch, English or Thai.

Dascha

Dascha speaks Dutch, English, Russian and Ukrainian and the spontaneous woman that she is, you’ll have poured out your heart to her without even noticing it. She’s lived everywhere, from Ukraine to London and Antwerp, scouring the continent for beautiful vintage goods. With a long history in fashion, she now runs her own business selling only the most qualitative and aesthetically pleasing vintage clothing, accessories and furniture. When she’s not at the hotel, she’s either photographing her found treasures or her cute dog Jaap, the funniest little teckel that loves himself a good carrot.

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.

the insiders.

These are the Insiders who will be available 24/7 and know everything there is to know about the neighbourhood. All our insiders are actually from the neighbourhood. So whether you’re looking for the most romantic restaurant on the block or the best place to buy gifts for the home front, all you have to do is ask.

YAYS Insider, Mario
YAYS Insider, Thomas

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.

Da

Da was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand. She loves to cook and share her love for food with others, but be aware: if you can’t handle the spice, that’s on you. The same goes for chit chatting. If the conversation is flavourless, she’ll keep quiet. On the other hand, if you ask her for new music to discover, she will talk your ear off. She’s a reader by night, and you can occasionally even catch her drawing. She loves coffee, bubble tea and all kinds of sweets, so sure ask her for recommendations in Dutch, English or Thai.

Dascha

Dascha speaks Dutch, English, Russian and Ukrainian and the spontaneous woman that she is, you’ll have poured out your heart to her without even noticing it. She’s lived everywhere, from Ukraine to London and Antwerp, scouring the continent for beautiful vintage goods. With a long history in fashion, she now runs her own business selling only the most qualitative and aesthetically pleasing vintage clothing, accessories and furniture. When she’s not at the hotel, she’s either photographing her found treasures or her cute dog Jaap, the funniest little teckel that loves himself a good carrot.

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.

  • Amsterdam.
  • Amsterdam Vondelpark by YAYS
  • YAYS Amsterdam Maritime
  • Amsterdam Prince Island by YAYS
  • YAYS Amsterdam Salthouse Canal
  • Amsterdam North by YAYS
  • Amsterdam Vondelpark by YAYS
  • YAYS Amsterdam Maritime
  • Amsterdam The Crane by YAYS
  • YAYS Amsterdam Docklands
  • Amsterdam Oosterpark by YAYS
  • Amsterdam East by YAYS
  • Antwerp.
  • YAYS Antwerp Opera
  • Paris.
  • Paris Eiffel by YAYS
  • YAYS Paris Issy
  • The Hague.
  • YAYS The Hague Willemspark