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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 #41 of 296 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Our rental apartment was a block away from the Leidesplein and was so convenient. The Square has bars, pubs, every kind of food imaginable and local culture. We even watch a mini football riot but still felt safe with tons of police always around.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Leidseplein is a great place to visit. At night there are loads of places to drink, eat food and have a great time. During the day, it is very chilled out and a great place to sit and watch the world go by (especially in the morning with a coffee and crepe).

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Leiden Square is one of the nicest places in Amsterdam for simply relaxing and people watching. Sit outside The Bulldog or the sports bar, there are always street performers in the square day and night. Great in the summer but they have outdoor heaters in the restaurants in the winter. A must see when visiting and not far from the... More

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Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Great area of Amsterdam. SO many restaurants to choose from, we got pretty frustrated as we couldn't decide where to go! Lots of hustle and bustle. Lovely areas for having a drink and people watching too, as well as coffee shops.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Wasn't sure about my experience here, I probably wouldn't recommend coming here if a loan female traveller. some of the comments from the guys trying to get you to eat in their restaurants were rather graphic, turning to aggressive if you say no. 'cos being aggressive will make me change my mind?! however, there are some nice places to eat... More

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Lancashire
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

One of our favourite places in Amsterdam, full of bars and restaurants and a great place for people watching! Great atmosphere in the afternoon and evening.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

This area is fair walk from central station but worth it. The atmosphere is more chilled and relaxed. It is near the museums, Heineken experience, Hard Rock Cafe etc. There is a good selection of bars, restaurants and coffee shops. Try The Pancake Place for breakfast/brunch, The Bulldog and Rookies.

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Goole, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

It's a fair trek from the station and Dam Square but this was by far my most favourite part of the city. I finally felt like I was somewhere different when I reached this area. It's a very modern area, you've got things like Hard Rock Cafe up in this spot and everything is bit brighter (not in a red... More

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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

lots of trams going to Centraal Station and other areas. Shops and gift shops. Getting used to where the traffic went and the many bikes going fast

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Coming from London I am lucky enough to have great nightlife. I spent a part of a night here and was not to impressed. I found that there is plenty of choice and if you are not to selective about the kind of bars/clubs you like and what you drink then I am sure you will like it here. I... More

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