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Yays Zoutkeetsgracht Concierged Boutique Apartments

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Immerse yourself in the neighbourhood in which you stay and "live like a local", away from the hussle and bussle, yet with great reliable transport links of trams or bus, or even only a 20-25 minute walk away from Amsterdam Central, YAYS Zoutkeetsgracht is located on a canal in a lovely residential area. Quiet, comfortable and in a wonderful building, you are greeted with a warm welcome by the friendly team on reception. Places to leave luggage if you arrive early, the apartment was spacious, comfortable and more importantly spotlessly clean. Having stayed in serviced apartments in many different cities, the apartment itself was fabulous. Overlooking the canal at the front of the building, a large comfortable bed with wonderful pillows (and lots of them!) was a welcome sight. The seating area is comfortable with TV and seating, modern decoration which doesn't take away from the natural design of the building itself. A mixture of modern and traditional. Light in colours and large windows make the seating area bright and airy. Lots of windows to open. Kitchen with facilities, a shower with hairdryer right by the mirror (which was great!) and a fabulous coffee machine in reception as well as being able to make it in your own room. Night staff were as friendly as those who greeted us in the day, and went out of their way to help. Excellent service which truly helps make a stay, whether it is for one night or more. Highly recommend these apartments for a stay in Amsterdam, great location, live like a local, yet easy reach to the main city!

Where do I start? Our love affair with yays started in September 2015. My boyfriend had surprised me with a birthday trip to Amsterdam, knowing that it was my favorite city in the world. Having lived in Amsterdam and visited numerous times, I had never stayed in a concierged apartment before. I was extremely pleased with the whole experience. So much so that we stayed again in 2016 and will be arriving back in a couple of weeks (November 2017). I think we have stayed in both apartment 3 and apartment 1, both were fabulous. Clean, modern decor with tasteful furniture. The comfiest bed and great use of space. The staff are lovely and happy to give you as much information on the local area and beyond as you wish. It is so close to tram number 3 stop from Zoutkeetsgracht which takes you all over. It's reliable, quick and easy. We rented bikes and even got the free ferry over to Amsterdam Noord to sample some amazing restaurants. This area is packed with industrial renovation with some really cool places to dine. You can take a lovely walk straight to the center of town via Haarlemmerplein and down Haarlemmerdijk, which is a beautiful street filled with boutique shops, bars and restaurants. Try the Breakfast club, De pizzabakkers and cafe De Blauwe Druif in this area. We rented bikes and explored Westerpark and the local neighborhood. It's peaceful, quaint and feels really homely. We felt completely immersed in our surroundings. There is no hustle, no tacky tourism- just the best kind, a relaxed and picturesque area to explore. The night staff were lovely, even when we came home after a few too many bubbles he offered us bottles of water and gave us recommendations on where to go for breakfast the next day. The only one issue we had was that upon our second visit we found some hair in the bed. This may have been a housekeepers hair when changing the sheets. As soon as we informed reception, someone came to change all the sheets for us and hoover the apartment. It was dealt with very professionally and promptly. The whole concept of yays is fantastic. It allows people to feel connected to the environment they are staying in. Its far enough away from the hustle and bustle that you almost feel like you're in a different place, but close enough access all areas of the city. I would recommended to buy a pass for the trams and rent the bikes or just get lost by walking around. The locals a friendly and welcoming. You can purchase groceries, snacks and wine from Haarlemerplein as there is an Albert Heijn (groceries), Hema (department store), and Gall & Gall (off licence) .Take a wonder through the beautiful area of Jordaan and don't be afraid to explore. Other restaurants or bars I would recommend are: Loetje aan 't IJ, De Gouden Reael and Pikoteo. Yays is the perfect place to stay. It clearly notes that there are no services. It's not a hotel, it's an apartment. So please ignore the fussy complainers on here. We love yays so much that we cannot wait to return in a few weeks to celebrate our anniversary. I have no doubt that it will be even better than the last two visits. So excited!

I travel a lot and have never experienced booking a hotel at this cost with NO room service for the entire time of stay. You have to live with one small towel for the entire time of your stay at this price which did not sound pleasant to me. Pay more attention to what you get with this reservation as one small note would not hit many for sure what it really mean. I would not come back here again.

The room was a large one bedroom overlooking the canal, well equipped with a full kitchen and washer. The staff was very friendly and helpful at every turn. The area is very quiet despite being a mile from Centra; Station. The #3 tram is right up the block which circles Amsterdam but does bring you within walking distance of everything. There is a nice place up the block for coffee and light fare. In less than a 10 minute walk, there is a local area filled with restaurants and shops. I was concerned about the location not being central enough. I will gladly trade a bit of transport to stay in a first rate facility in a quiet and friendly neighborhood.

just spent a long weekend here with my mates on my stag doo. the apartment was very nice and modern with everything you need. The staff were very friendly and helped us several times over the weekend. there are shops nearby to stock up the fridge and coffee shops and bars only 5 mins away. The area itself was very peicfull and quiet, so a nice break from the city when you get back. from other apartments I looked at the price was very good. would recommend.

Stayed in a 2 bedroom flat during a recent holiday. Staff are wonderfully helpful and friendly. Pros: clean, comfortable beds, kitchen was nice to cook in or keep snack foods for down times, had a washer dryer, gave us plenty of space ( traveled with 2 teens and mother-in-law), walk from central station not far and located in a nice neighborhood. Cons: no safe in room, and rooms were warmer than expected however the staff gave us an extra fan to keep air moving. During our visit we hit a few unseasonably warm days. One other note is the stairs to the basement rooms and toilet were a bit steep if you are traveling with and older person or someone who does not walk up or down stairs well. It was a wonderful Place to stay and I would not only stay again but definitely recommend this place to friends and family.

Staff was very kind and helpful and the room is very clean and facilities are also great. We can find any utensile we need in the kitchen. Yays is very good for family stay, as well. This is the hotel I'd like to stay in future if I come to Amsterdam.

Plaese read our consideration in your website Last week we wrote in your contact website and we didn't received an answer Awaiting you reply, best regards Manuela and Sonia We have to thank your staff(Denise, Michael, Guillermo)who were really nice and available

Stayed in top floor, 1 bed apartment - bright, clean and modern facilities. Quiet location but not too far a walk/tram to supermarket and restaurants. V easy to get to from Central Station. Good concierge staff on front desk who were helpful and super friendly. Hired bikes from them for the day - well worth it!

Very clean apartment, within walking distance from the centre. Staff were very helpful and polite. Apartment was well equipped and quiet at night time. All amenities were nearby. Would recommend this apartment.

Zoutkeetsgracht 114-118 Amsterdam

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to The Movies
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Jordaan within a short walk of The Movies, Yays Zoutkeetsgracht Concierged Boutique Apartments is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Anne Frank House. This 31-room, 4-star apartment welcomes guests with in-room amenities like kitchens, refrigerators, and microwaves. The Old Church and Dam Square are also near this Amsterdam apartment.


The 31 apartments feature kitchens with refrigerators, microwaves, stovetops, and dishwashers. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Coffee makers, portable fans, and ironing boards are other standard amenities. Housekeeping is available once per stay.

Property features

Guests of Yays Zoutkeetsgracht Concierged Boutique Apartments have access to free WiFi in public areas. The 24-hour front desk has staff always at the ready.

Room options

Family Apartment, 2 Bedrooms (Canal Side)

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Comfort One-Bedroom Apartment A (2 adults)

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Large One-Bedroom Apartment Canal View (2 Adults)

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Comfort One-Bedroom Apartment B (2 adults)

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

90% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 428 reviews