inside stories.

Wouldn’t it be nice if, before you even set foot in Amsterdam, The Hague, Paris or Antwerp, you could already count on your trusted local connections for the best insider tips? With our blog, you’ll find all the local knowledge and travel wisdom of our YAYS Insiders, plus the occasional guest posts from travel Instagrammers, YAYS guests like you, and locals from our neighbourhoods. All collected to feed your wanderlust before you even arrive.

Amsterdam Neighbourhood

Insiders guides, things to do


13 unusual things to do in Amsterdam

With this Inside Story, we want to introduce you to some of the more off the beaten track activities in Amsterdam, those lesser-known gems that you might miss if you’re not looking carefully, which in some cases are known only to the locals.

woman drinking tea

Insiders guides


8 ways to staycation: escape and recharge in your own city

A Staycation done right can make you fall in love with your city again, and remind you that holiday is a state of mind. More and more people are trying this new way of taking a break. If you are a first-time staycationer, we thought we might use some inspiration. Check out our 8 staycation ideas by one of our Insiders!

Moving to the Netherlands

Insiders guides


Moving to the Netherlands: an Insider’s guide to relocation

Moving to the Netherlands is a dream for many, but how ready are you to take this big step? There is a lot to learn about your new country before you start packing. This Insider's guide to relocating to the Netherlands sets you on the inside track.

  • 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