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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 #50 of 298 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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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Think of your average xmas markets with food, fun, singing, dancing - now imagine being in a thriving square in Amsterdam surrounded by horse & carriages, ice skating rinks.....and of course Heineken beer! Amazing experience, So glad we stayed right near the square, boasting famous clubs, cafes and diners all in close vicinity!

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Dublin, Ireland
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Nice place, but don't go there if you want some quiet relax. Lots of bars, restaraunts and fast-food places.

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South Africa
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60 reviews 60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Never in my life seen so many restaurants, and so many different cuisines in a matter of a few streets. So its best to walk around and choose what you prefer. Its always busy, but did find that most restaurants have people standing out side trying their best for you to enter, so don't get conned!!! Its all very average... More

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South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Enjoyed everything about this location qas very safe and all poeple was very friendly. Allot of shops and restaurants. You must make a day out of this trip

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Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Many restaurants of different cuisines for choices, many locals and tourists are there for lunch or dinner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is a great area to walk, sit and eat or just people watch. There are great shops all around the square and tons of food choices. Loved this area.

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Whyalla, Australia
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Go here at dinner time (or lunch for that matter) the place is full of eats of any sort and taste. Range from all you can eat spare ribs for 10 euro to very expensive meals, your call. it is also close to the Rykesmuseum so kill a couple of birds??? Near Hard Rock Cafe is a canal which looks... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Me and my friend was hungry and jet lagged after flying from Chicago, so we walked to this plaza at 2:30am. Lots of drunks and ignorant tourists cat-calling us, I guess 2 asian girls walking amongst some angry European drunks wasn't the best idea. There were a few late night food places that closed at 3am. Came back during the... More

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Tourist trap with lots of pushy people trying to get you to go to their restaurant. Find somewhere else off the beaten path.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

A great place to walk around, people watch and tons of places to eat. This is the place where the nightlife begins in Amsterdam. Put it on your list of places to visit.....

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