Whole apartment
431 ft²
River view
Free WiFi
Air conditioning
Non-smoking rooms

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Amsterdam the Crane by YAYS features a three-story luxury apartment with panoramic view over the IJ river. It offers free WiFi and is located 1.7 mi from Basilica of St. Nicholas, 1.7 mi from Dutch National Opera & Ballet and 1.9 mi from Regardz Zilveren Toren Amsterdam. The property is 1.9 mi from Beurs van Berlage and 1.9 mi from Carre Theater.

This modern apartment, located in a monumental harbor 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 2 mi from the apartment, while Rembrandtplein is 2 mi away. The nearest airport is Schiphol Airport, 8.7 mi from Amsterdam the Crane by YAYS.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

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

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.1)


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Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
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 April 17, 2021

Managed by YAYS

Company review score: 8.6Based on 10,633 reviews from 17 properties
17 managed properties

Company info

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 info

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.

Neighborhood info

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!

Languages Spoken

Travel Proud

Travel Proud

This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

Amenities of Amsterdam the Crane by YAYS
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs EUR 4.50 per hour.
  • Street parking
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Freedom to eat when you want
  • Dining table
  • Cleaning products
  • Stovetop
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Guest bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
Living Area
Space for everyone to be together
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
Fun for everyone under one roof
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Room Amenities
Extra comfort
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Private entrance
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • Iron
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Sit back and relax
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Patio
  • Balcony
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Outdoor & View
Enjoy the view
  • Landmark view
Building Characteristics
  • Detached
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Dutch

House rules Amsterdam the Crane by YAYS takes special requests – add in the next step!


2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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


Until 11:00 AM


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

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

City Regulations

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 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 nonrefundable 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 The Yays - Crane Apartment concierges of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details provided in your confirmation.

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

    • Amsterdam the Crane by YAYS is 2 miles from the center of Amsterdam.

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

      • 1 bedroom

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

    • The prices at Amsterdam the Crane by YAYS may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter 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 this group size:

      • 2 guests

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

    • 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 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

    • From the nearest airport, you can get to Amsterdam the Crane by YAYS by:

      • Train 50min