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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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Myself and my husband would stop off here before going to dam square, we headed to Hard Rock Cafe which was great. Also had breakfast at the bulldog cafe! Lovely area with lots to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Hanau, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

What should i say,that i haven't said before? The square is the Spot! There is always something going on. Free entertainment at it's best!

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

One of those iconic locations in the mind of anyone who has taken the time to take a dander about this beautiful city. Sit in a grand café and watch the flow of humanity as it winds past on the way to oblivion-a great place to catch up with yourself. I still wrestle about which is a favourite European city... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Myself and my husband would stop off here before going to dam square, we headed to Hard Rock Cafe which was great. Also had breakfast at the bulldog cafe! Lovely area with lots to see mainly food and drink and a few quirky shops.

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This was one of the most active places of Amsterdam, lined with multitude of restaurants, crowded with tourists and people selling multiple wares. Here you can find restaurants offering all flavors around the world, but at a higher price. Most of the restaurants have the option to eat out in open air. But most restaurants have representative standing on the... More 

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Limassol, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I love this place. It's packed with cafes and restaurants where you can sit and watch people pass by and it's the center of Amsterdam.

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Spent a good chunk of my time around Leidsaplein, and although it was kinda interesting being haggled by a thousand restaurateurs, I certainly would have preferred a nice quiet bar that served beers for less than 7 Euro a pop.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

While I will say that Leidseplein is a destination on every trip I take to Amsterdam, it is by no means my favorite part of the city. The square is a fun place to see buskers, but the bars are over-crowded and expensive; and the restaurants all cater to tourists. Additionally, there is much outside of that to do there.... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Liedseplein was our first stop in Amsterdam, having got the bus here from the airport and our hotel was about 2 minutes walk away. It's a lively square with plenty of shops, bars and restaurants and is a great place to sit and watch the world go by. Head down one of the streets leading off the square to find... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We stayed super close to here, and we were not disappointed. Lively, lots of shops, lots of restaurants, pretty canals, cheerful locals, love it! A little removed from the heart of the city, but that's OK! In fact, perfect. Close to the Rijk musuem (go visit for sure), and a stop on the canal boat tours. Loads of places to... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is just the place you have to experience! Great bars & cafes to sit & people watch or take in the many entertaining street performers

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Address: Main entrances: Leidsestraat | Weteringschans, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam

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