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.

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An Unforgettable Wander Through the Historic City

Antwerp is an absolute gem, filled with so much personality and charm. Walking through the city is like taking a trip back in time, with its rich culture and fascinating history. Whether you’re a fan of architecture, food, shopping, or just exploring new places, Antwerp has got you covered!

Amsterdam Neighbourhood

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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.

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5 best things to do in Antwerp

In search for a perfect getaway? Look no further, with this list of 5 best things to do in Antwerp your are set for a memorable experience.

tour aux figures

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9 unusual things to do in Paris

We want to inspire you with a fresh take on Paris, and where better to start than a neighbourhood we’re truly passionate about.

family with kids in Amsterdam

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7 best family-friendly activities in Amsterdam

With the Netherlands being the country with the happiest children, according to a UNICEF survey, it's not surprising that Amsterdam is one of the best cities to visit with kids. With our Insider's tips, you'll get off the beaten track and straight to your children's hearts.

The Hague, Scheveningen Beach, Pier

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Best beach day ideas in The Hague

Elegant avenues, Dutch Royals, and international justice may be the first things that come to mind when you think of The Hague, but the locals never forget that the third-largest city in the Netherlands is also an amazing seaside destination.

  • 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