“To say The Yays – Crane Apartment is a special place to spend the night would be selling it short. It’s the ultimate experience for fans of history, design and architecture, and for those who seek exclusivity and uniqueness!”
Built in 1957, this crane has seen the KNSM Island evolve from industrial area to creative hub, and underwent a similar transformation when it was turned into a luxury apartment. I had the honor of sleeping here and it was mesmerizing waking up to the sun rising over the IJ river.
The Yays – Crane Apartment is a boutique three storey apartment situated in a renovated historical harbour crane. A unique accommodation perfect for those looking for an unforgettable and extraordinary experience. The quays along the IJ-River were filled with harbour cranes back in the 20th century. The KNSM-Island, where The Yays – Crane Apartment is located was one of those spots. This was the last Figee crane located there, and therefore an icon for Amsterdam. Yays Concierged Boutique Apartments renovated the crane and transformed it into a three storey apartment. A truly unique experience, perfect for those desiring an extraordinary stay in Amsterdam. Enjoy the fantastic view over the IJ River from the most beautiful bed in Amsterdam. The interior has been designed by Edward van Vliet, a renowned Dutch designer, keeping in mind the authentic details of the industrial history of this property.
The KNSM Island is a former industrial harbour area which has now been turned into a creative melting pot. Definitely one of the most charming neighbourhoods of the Eastern part of Amsterdam. It used to be the centre of world trade back in the 19th century when VOC traders explored the world from this place. Nowadays it’s an area with lots of art galleries, local shops, trendy restaurants and amazing architecture. Go to the National Maritime Museum and learn about the history of Amsterdam, enjoy a walk in the botanical gardens of Hortus Botanicus or visit the city zoo Artis. Wander through Amsterdam East to find the best restaurants and bars. All within short distance from ‘The Yays – Crane Apartment’. Enjoy the view, history, location, the ultimate experience!
Lovely extra: you are able to explore this lovely area on your Yays bicycle! Cross the bridge into town to discover everything it has to offer. In The Yays – Crane Apartment, you’re not just staying in one of the most unique accommodations in the city – you’re staying in a piece of Amsterdam history!