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Address: Main entrances: Leidsestraat | Weteringschans, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Dining, Nightlife
Description: Planning a night out in Amsterdam? Head down to Leiden Square...
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.
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Tourist mecca

Standard tourist trap with international food & drink at tourist prices. Mainly for the younger crowd and beloved of large groups. Good for people watching over a coffee.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This is a popular area close to Centrum. Lots of people everywhere. Mostly bars, restaurants, coffeeshops. Vibrant and typical Amsterdam feel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Standard tourist trap with international food & drink at tourist prices. Mainly for the younger crowd and beloved of large groups. Good for people watching over a coffee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This square is a fabulous place - full of life and many interesting shops and loads of restaurants. Visit the Pancake houses or steak bars - fantastic food and well priced. Excellent service too. From Schipol Airport to square catch 197 bus - 5 euros (return) and a half hour journey. Lots of great hotels both large and small to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We had only just arrived in Amsterdam, and quickly threw our bags in the room and hopped the tram down to the square. Everyone who we had talked to prior to our visit recommended Leiden Square over some of the other squares in the area, and we quickly saw why. There are so many fun little bars and restaurants lining... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

a very busy street with lots of restaurants, bars and shops. We absolutely loved the atmosphere there and there pretty much everything you need. Really central and perfect for tourists

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Lots of shops restaurants, bars, street artist, last minute ticket office is there for great deals on concerts and shows. I is a must stop in the city of Amsterdam

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Blend in with the parties and families in this fantastic square and enjoy watching Dutch people enjoying themselves away from the tourist traps of other areas. A much more natural, relaxed (and family friendly) way to enjoy yourself in the evening in Amsterdam.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Great atmosphere. lots of pubs, restaurants and cafes here. pretty much everything you need for a day/night out. not far for central station. loads of other trams in the areas. canal right behind main square.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I've only been here for a few beers, and I can tell its a great place to go out with friends for a drink. However you will be pestered which is the most annoying thing about Amsterdam!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

There is SO much that you can see, eat, drink and do! You need to be here during the day, you need to be here during the night. Never have I seen so much energy in one place. Just walk up and down the street, enjoy the view, eat the fries, drink a few beers and meet lovely strangers!

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