Experience Amsterdam like an Amsterdammer
Put on your boots, hop on your YAYS bike and cycle to Westerpark for a lovely autumn walk. If you’re there on the first Sunday of the month, then don’t miss out on the Sunday Market, located in the old factory buildings of the Westergasfabriek. Don’t think that sailing through the canals and dining romantically by the water are only for tourists. In fact, these are also Amsterdammers’ all-time favourites. So go for it! The old neighbourhood of Amsterdam-Oost is another must-see: wandering through the streets, spotting street art and enjoying the autumn colours in Oosterpark. Choose a YAYS place in a neighbourhood you don’t know yet and discover Amsterdam’s hidden gems. Of course, our YAYS Insiders are there to guide you.
Shop till you drop in Antwerp’s cutest boutiques
YAYS Antwerp Opera is right in the Diamond Quarter in the heart of the city. It goes without saying that you will find many jewellers in the neighbourhood. We recommend Studio Collect and Les Ecuadors, two small jewellery shops. Need some nice jumpers for winter? You might find them at La Collection or the shop of the trendy fashion brand Lewis & Melly. Discover the best addresses for shopping and browsing nearby in the YAYS Neighbourhood Guide, from hip boutiques to second-hand shops. Here are some of our favourites: fashion shop Curated by Edo, Moose in the city with Scandinavian design clothing and Harbor of Hats. So if you’re in the mood to go shopping, take the train to Antwerp Central Station, which is just a short walk from YAYS.
A taste of autumn in Paris
Autumn is a great time to visit Paris. The summer rush is over, the autumn hues colour the city, the smell of roasted chestnuts lingers through the streets and the restaurants are cosy and warm again. It is also the time of the Beaujolais Nouveau, which is traditionally celebrated in cafés on the third Tuesday of November. So hop on the train to Paris and breath in the fresh autumn air as you walk out of your apartment at YAYS Paris Issy or Paris Eiffel by YAYS. What will it be today? A stroll through Montmartre, the city’s oldest district, or a dive into a piece of unknown Paris? Strolling along the waterfront of the Canal de l’Ourcq will make you feel like a local among locals. Have a beer at the Paname Brewing Company, or, even more fun, at the Pavillon des Canaux. This is a unique place to work and meet people while enjoying a drink or eating something in their retro kitchen. Ask your YAYS Insider for many more special places and addresses in romantic Paris. After a day of strolling through this romantic city, you’ll come home to your comfortable and cosy YAYS apartment. Who wouldn’t want that?