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Leiden Square (Leidseplein)

Main entrances: Leidsestraat | Weteringschans, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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As featured in 3 days in Amsterdam
Ranked #45 of 303 Attractions in Amsterdam
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Dining, Nightlife
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Planning a night out in Amsterdam? Head down to Leiden Square (Leidseplein,) which is known as the center of nightlife where you can choose from... more » Owner description: Planning a night out in Amsterdam? Head down to Leiden Square (Leidseplein,) which is known as the center of nightlife where you can choose from hundreds of bars, clubs, restaurants and discos that would suit every style and taste. « less
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Probably the most bohemian place in Amsterdam, full of bars and clubs around! Definitely a place to check out if you're into partying hard!

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The Leidseplein is a main drag full of shops and restaurants. You can find a good variety of things here to keep everyone in your party happy.

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Day or night this place is always busy, no nightclubs, all businesses are a combination of a bar and restaurant. The bar sort of scene is on the outside (people sat drinking and socialising), whilst the restaurant is within (candlelit tables, locals, good quality dishes). You'll get a rep in front of every restaurant trying to pull you in, they'll... More

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We loved Amsterdam and mostly the vast array of food and restaurant types available. We found Leidseplein the place to head to in an evening to sample some of the fantastic restaurants. We enjoyed the Indonesian and the Greek.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

good place to try out a few different bars or get some food plenty of choice normally quite busy good for just a few casual drinks then move onwards, have some change with you for toilets its 50 cent a go in most bars in Amsterdam

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Belgrade, Serbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

....night. There's something for everyone, but like most of such places all around the world it's the youngsters that are the loudest. Not as wild as Magalouf, it's like bigger brother of all Mediterranean city bar-streets. Not for all night fun.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Don't go to this square, it's horrible. If you find your self here in need for a drink or some food please walk 2 minutes. There you find "de balie" and take a seat order something. (If you like beer I can recommend the beers from brewery 't ij! Especially 't ij wit) way way better than anything on the... More

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This was my way to wrap up a day two days in a row. Sitting long the square is great for people watching and seeing street performers. There are plenty of eating establishments for food and drink. Get a table near the front to see everything or sit further back to enjoy a quiet mean or drink. Enjoyable.

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Oeiras
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This is a nice place to have something to drink while you appreciate some live music, people going around, in a few words, the funniest square

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Calne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

A great place to wind down after a busy day in the city. Some places can be expensive but a bargain or two can be found. If the weather is nice, it is a good place to sit down, relax and people watch. Not too far from the Musuemplein or Dam Square.

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