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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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Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Optional Canal Cruise

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Teeming with bars and resturants

I highly reccommend visiting Leidseplein during a visit to Amsterdam, it is teeming with bars, coffeeshops and resturants - ideal whatever time of the day.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Luton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit better than Covent Garden in london and a lot cleaner plenty of cafés when I go to Amsterdam this one of the places to visit. If 5 like shopping, then this is a must. Easy to get to plenty of trams.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I highly reccommend visiting Leidseplein during a visit to Amsterdam, it is teeming with bars, coffeeshops and resturants - ideal whatever time of the day.

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Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This area has really good restaurants and nightclubs. We love walking around and checking out all the different places and people watching.

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Gander, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Took tram 2 to this square. Lots of restaurants, bars and street performers. It's a short walk from the museums and the red light district. Walk down the alleys...there's lots of competition for restaurant business. Try to get an extra drink thrown in ..the unlimited ribs are great

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Its a very lively centre where several roads pour into. Its dotted with restaurants and shops all around. The food is expensive in the middle of the square but it gets cheaper as you go out of the center. There is an apple store nearby and several local and brand name stores. If you look around food ranges from $$$$... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Leideplein is well worth a visit if you have some time to people-watch over a good beer. Dan Murphy's is really good, sit in the sun over a couple of drinks (they don't do food) and soak up the great buzz of the square. Friendly bar staff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Plenty of shops and bars and restaurants and cafes. Try down side streets for cheaper food and drink.

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is a great area to get some food and have a few drinks and relax in the sun its very busy but has a great atmosphere. There are all sorts of different places to eat when we went there the seating in the street was full as it was sunny and everyone was enjoying a drink in the sun.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is one of those intersections in Amsterdam where you find all the tourists and then all the bars and cafes that cater for the masses. Busy but characterless for me.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

A cross roads for the trams, cars and tourists - and watch out for the bikes - so go careful crossing the square! Lots of cafes, restaurants and bars. Also check out some of the side streets for slightly cheaper prices.

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