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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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Place to be.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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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Overveen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a lovely little square, with a tram stop, full of bars, cafes, restaurants and shops, with lots of ourdoor seating under parasols. It was cold in March when I was there so outside was fairly empty, but I imagine it would be great in the summer and very busy. Casa di Sergio is a lovely Italian restaurant on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great place to visit loved the bars and sitting out in the warm nights, just a great atmosphere all around

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Wuhan, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Great street to have a wander through, all sorts of things to do, go for a beer, go for a smoke, pick up a slice of pizza or waffle with cream and strawberries you never know where you will end up in Amster damage!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Me and my girlfriend ended up here accidentally and it turned out to be a brilliant mistake. There are loads of places to eat, drink and smoke here so it was definitely the right place to be. It is also home to the famous Bulldog cafe but we didn't end up going in this one. There are several dotted around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

One of the best streets in Amsterdam for shopping and taking full advantage of all the legal benefits Amsterdam has to offer. The best type of shopping here is vintage shopping and memorabilia. And as for taking advantage of Amsterdam's delights, there is a coffee shop every other shop! So a perfect street to visit for a group of friends... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

Hopped on the tram over to leidseplein a couple of times during our stay. Definitely had the best night life out of all the squares we'd been too. Had a couple of street entertainers performing on the Saturday night as well which was good. Some good english\irish bars

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We loved this place, smaller than dam and a lot more relaxed..had a good meal, visited holland casino and won yay lol Walking distance to dam square...3rd visit for me and will be going back ..

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