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Leiden Square (Leidseplein)

Main entrances: Leidsestraat | Weteringschans, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #39 of 247 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Dining, Nightlife
Fee: No
Owner description: Planning a night out in Amsterdam? Head down to Leiden Square...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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 hundreds of bars, clubs, restaurants and discos that would suit every style and taste.
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Geneva, Switzerland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

This area is generally busy, lively and fun, especially at night. Many of the restaurants cater to tourist, but with lots options plus bars and pubs you can always find something to eat, drink, meet friends and just have fun.

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Rhodes, Greece
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Amazing and a must place smooth location for every amsterdam visitor very warm enviroment and easy accesable to key locations and informations

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Probably the most vibrant part of Amsterdam, full of your usual cafes and bars, shopping is also incredible, it's only a 15 minute walk from central where we were staying so there is no excuse not to go... Would probably stay here or vondelpark if I was to return :)

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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208 reviews 208 reviews
133 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The Leiden Square can easily be reached by tram (1,2,5,7,10). The Amsterdam Theater (Schouwburg) can be found there and besides there are lots of bars gathered together. The Apple Store is just opposite and there is a Hop On Hop Off canal ride close by. The Leidse Plein has been used for football celebration. Maybe a time you better not... More 

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Amsterdam
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275 reviews 275 reviews
206 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

It is always busy here. Intersection of the trams, surrounded by cafés, bars, restaurants, theatre, disco, clubs, shop etc. Nice outdoor cafés in the summer time and a small skating area in the winter time. There is always a performance every hour. Music, break-dance, capoeira etc. Be carefull with your belongings, in this area and also in the trams that... More 

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Essex
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Plenty of bars and places to eat means that it's pretty much always busy. There's normally street entertainment which can be pretty good. Stayed in a hotel right next to the square so this was our main hub. 10-15 minute walk to Old Dam Square and there's a canal boat and tram running through so you won't run out of... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Leiden Square Square is a vibrant area near vondelpark the square has good cafes and diverse restaurants. A different atmosphere to the red light area with excellent street performers there are good apartments in this area and we found it a nice area to stay close enough to the hustle and bustle of the centre and great to take in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

there is nothing to dislike in Amsterdam,its beautiful,free,lots of art. great places to eat, great nigth life

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229 reviews 229 reviews
99 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The square is full of cafés and bars packed with tourists and locals taking in the atmosphere. There is usually street entertainment , buskers etc making a cool Vibe around the square. There are clubs, casinos and a theatre here and even a chance to play open air chess. You can even travel by canal boat to the square at... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This is, with museumplein, the best place to stay in Amsterdam. It is next to the museums, next to Vondelpark, there are good options of hotels and restaurants around this place, next to the canals, and there are some tram stops that goes to central station and to the airport.

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