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Leiden Square (Leidseplein)

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Address: Main entrances: Leidsestraat | Weteringschans, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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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Lots of inexpensive places to eat

If you are new to Amsterdam this is a good place to start if you want to get a real feel if how casual Amsterdam is. This area has a range of hotel classes, easy access to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

If you are new to Amsterdam this is a good place to start if you want to get a real feel if how casual Amsterdam is. This area has a range of hotel classes, easy access to the museums and flower barges. It is ideal to catch a taxi, a team or a bus to go out of town or... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Big bustling square with numerous pubs, bars and cafes. You won't struggle to find something here that caters for any tastes or budget - visit if you don't already have a specific restaurant in mind.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

One of the busiest areas of AMS, apart from the RLD, Leidseplein is a perfect place to shop and eat. You can find everything from a basic hot dog stand to fine dining experience around the plein. The streets around are great for shopping, we went into the 'Lush' store for some stuff, and the usual H&M and other places... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A very touristy place and extremely busy. It's noisy and loud and your typical party hang-out. Many bars, coffee-shops and young people. The actual 'plein' is always crowded, and many outdoor seating options at bar / pub type restaurants. A central location within walking distance to many shops along Leidsestraat, all the way to Kalverstraat - in one direction and... More 

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Kilmarnock, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Leiden is a lovely place to visit, a busy market - Botermarkt Street, great local pubs and scenery to die for. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.Visit the Hooglandse Kerk, church, the University, local Deer Park and the Leiden Observatory or a boat tour from Central Leiden.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

this is a great place to visit with all the cafes, shops and restaurants. Great for the hustle and bustle and just walking round for the atmosphere is great.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

If this is your first time to Amsterdam, then do make a point of spending an afternoon here. Lots of good people watching, outdoor pubs, and good restaurants. It is one of the more "touristy" spots in Amsterdam, so make sure you wander off to other areas as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This place has lots and lots of restaurants to choose from, and especially when you are trying to find a quicker option after a long day of walking! And the food is good!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

One of the busiest and packed corners of Amsterdam, this place is heaving with tourists and locals both. Lots of bars and eating establishments and a comedy club! Just make sure your valuables are safely stashed about you and enjoy this vibrant pocket of Amsterdam

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I stayed just around the corner from Leidn square and got to see it every day of my 6 day trip. It is convenient to have 24 hr dining but it is exactly what this trip adviser pic makes it look like a crowded out door mall with chain restaurants and the occasional convenient store or tobacco shop.

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