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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 wonderlust before you even arrive.

For the Curious

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Dutch gable stones: the story behind the facade

Street numbers and postal addresses are a modern thing. Although it may be hard for us to imagine life before them, we have to thank their delayed appearance in history for the existence of the beautiful gable stones that decorate the facades of Dutch historical centres.

Moving to the Netherlands

Insiders guides

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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.

The Hague, Scheveningen Beach, Pier

things to do

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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.