• Entire apartment
  • 431 ft² size
  • Kitchen
  • River view
  • Free WiFi
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Bath
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking rooms

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Amsterdam the Crane by YAYS features a three-storey luxury apartment with panoramic view over the IJ river. It offers free WiFi and is located 2.7 km from Basilica of St. Nicholas, 2.8 km from Dutch National Opera & Ballet and 3 km from Regardz Zilveren Toren Amsterdam. The property is 3 km from Beurs van Berlage and 3 km from Carre Theatre. This modern apartment, located in a monumental harbour crane, features a bathroom with free toiletries, a bath and a separate shower. There are 2 bedrooms, a seating area and a fully equipped kitchen equipped with dishwasher. A service for food delivery is available on site. Art galleries, shops and restaurants can be found in the direct area of the property. Also, guests can make use of a range of services and the Yays bikes to explore the surroundings. Dam Square is 3.2 km from the apartment, while Rembrandtplein is 3.2 km away. The nearest airport is Schiphol Airport, 14 km from Amsterdam the Crane by YAYS.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

Amsterdam the Crane by YAYS has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 18 Dec 2017.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.1)

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Accommodation Type
1 extra-large double bed
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Guest reviews


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Free WiFi
High score for Amsterdam
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  • Liam
    Amazing property Great location and easy to find Amazing views!!!!
  • Alice
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Incredible location and what an experience to stay in a crane! The view from the bedroom is extraordinary. Very well located for transport.
  • Lisa
    Incredibile place for a unique experience! The setting itself is fantastic: sleeping from the top of a crane is unforgettable. Everything is perfect and very comfortable. We’ve loved the bath tube at the 2nd floor and the top bedroom, flying in...
  • Ingrid
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Such a great renovation and creativity to make the crane an exiting place to stay! the perfect stay! Worth noting the staff were profesional and very helpful! Thanks guys the best of the Canaries and Cadiz at help!!
  • Maja
    This is “glamping” at its best. Java Island is quiet, but well connected, you can cycle within 15min walk within 50min to Amsterdam center. There are two bedrooms- the top one is accessed via the outside and has a great view (and it’s own WC so...
  • Tanja
    Diese Location ist sensationell, und man muss sowas mal gemacht haben. Wir hatten viel Glück mit dem Wetter und haben den Sonnenuntergang mit einer guten Flasche Wein im oberen Bereich draußen verbracht, es lohnt sich diese Atmosphäre auf sich...
  • Max
    außergewöhnliche Atmosphäre mit perfektem Blick! 2 Fahrräder sind inkl!
  • Marco
    Heel erg origineel en mooi afgewerkt. Aanrader . Van alle gemakken voorzien. 2 slaapkamers met tv. Fantastisch uitzicht! Volledig uitgeruste keuken. 2 fietsen die je kan gebruiken.
  • Denis
    La vue, la magie que procure l hébergement et l'emplacement.
  • Natalie
    Eine sehr außergewöhnliche Unterkunft mit einem unfassbar schönen Ausblick. Sehr geschmackvoll, modern eingerichtet. Küche & Bad komplett & hochwertig ausgestattet. Das Bad war sehr luxuriös. Ein einmaliges Erlebnis. Kann ich nur jedem empfehlen.
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Property questions and answers
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  • hi, re coffee making does the machine take nespresso style capsules ? or ground coffee? Are there toiletries? And can we safely lock our bikes? thanks

    Dear Guest, Yes indeed, the crane comes fully furnished with nespreso machine with capsules and toiletries. The kitchen has all necessary appliances to cook and dining. Best regards, Patricia
    Answered on 17 April 2021
  • Hi My make business colleague and I are looking to stay at your accommodation But need two separate beds Is this suitable ? Thanks Paul

    Duplex apartments have a sofa bed in the living room.
    Answered on 6 March 2023
  • Can two adults, a baby and a 4 year old stay, if we sleep in the bed together?

    Dear guest, For a family with 2 adults and two small children, we recommend a duplex studio (2 adults + 2 children) or a family apartment (2 adults + 2 children). Best regards, Veronika - YAYS Insider.
    Answered on 13 June 2023
  • I have a question We are 2 male heterosexuals in our 50s and need not to share a bed Does the accommodation have 2 separate beds? Paul

    Duplex apartments have a sofa bed in the living room.
    Answered on 6 March 2023
  • Hi - our flight arrives in Schiphol at 3.30pm but booking.com says last check-in time for your hotel is 5pm, can you please let me know what happens if we are a little later than that? We should be fine I think but just want to check before I pay.

    You can pick up the keys anytime at Oostenburgergracht 73.
    Answered on 6 March 2023

Managed by YAYS

Company review score: 8.8Based on 12,579 reviews from 21 properties
21 managed properties

Company information

YAYS is an established serviced apartment provider managing 15 aparthotels in Amsterdam, The Hague, Paris, and Antwerp under the lifestyle brands YAYS (fully serviced aparthotels) and by YAYS (self-serviced apartments with an independent setting). Every YAYS apartment is stylish, spacious, fully equipped, and perfectly located. A turn-key living space ready for comfortable short to long stays for leisure and business guests alike, and a base for urban exploration made easier by the YAYS Insiders. With outstanding local knowledge and a talent for sharing it, the YAYS Insiders are much more than ordinary hotel staff. They are local experts ready to help every guest explore off the beaten track and unlock the treasures hidden in the local neighbourhood. A YAYS serviced apartment is a home away from home that sets you on the inside track to local living. #unlocktheneighbourhood

Property information

Amsterdam The Crane by YAYS 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 filles with harbour cranes back in the 20th century. The KNSM-Island, where Amsterdam The Crane by YAYS is located was one of those spots. Thist was the last Figee crane located there, and therefore an icon for Amsterdam. YAYS 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.

Neighbourhood information

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 Amsterdam The Crane by YAYS. Celebrating a special occassion or looking for a trult unqique place to stay? Look no further, it's not getting any better! Enjoy the view, history, location, the ultimate experience!

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Facilities of Amsterdam the Crane by YAYS
Great facilities! Review score, 9.5

Most popular facilities
  • Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs € 4.50 per hour.
  • Street parking
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
  • Dining table
  • Coffee machine
  • Cleaning products
  • Stovetop
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Additional toilet
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
  • Shower
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Seating Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Private entrance
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • Iron
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Patio
  • Balcony
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Outdoor & View
  • River view
  • Landmark view
  • View
Building characteristics
  • Detached
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Dutch

House rules

Amsterdam the Crane by YAYS takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 15:00

You'll need to let the property know in advance what time you'll arrive.


Until 11:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to apartment type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children are not allowed.

Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

City regulations

Please note that, due to fire safety regulations, the City of Amsterdam limits bookings to a maximum of 4 people per apartment.

Maestro Mastercard American Express Cash is not accepted Amsterdam the Crane by YAYS accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please note that for all rates non-refundable your account will be charged within one week after booking

The concierge will contact guests after booking with detailed check-in information and contact details.

Please inform Amsterdam the Crane by YAYS in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

License number: 1115715/HZ_WABO-2013-018022

FAQs about Amsterdam the Crane by YAYS

  • Amsterdam the Crane by YAYS offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Bicycle rental

  • The prices at Amsterdam the Crane by YAYS may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a terrace. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Amsterdam the Crane by YAYS on this page.

  • Amsterdam the Crane by YAYS can accommodate the following group size:

    • 2 guests

    For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Amsterdam the Crane by YAYS is 2 miles from the centre of Amsterdam. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a balcony. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Amsterdam the Crane by YAYS on this page.

  • Check-in at Amsterdam the Crane by YAYS is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • Amsterdam the Crane by YAYS has the following number of bedrooms:

    • 1 bedroom

    For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.