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Leiden Square (Leidseplein)

Main entrances: Leidsestraat | Weteringschans, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #37 of 246 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Dining, Nightlife
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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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Swansea, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I met up with two different groups of friends, we all joined and grabbed a beer at the Heineken corner. There are numerous restaurants in the area, so you should be able to hang out here for a while if you like the area. During the day there are street artists performing and entertaining visitors. At night there are a... More

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Rome
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Leidseplein is THE square place where you can smell all the typical things that are part of the city. strret food, street artists, millions of tourists, shops, bar, coffe-shops and so on ... a multicultural place to meet.

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Perth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We loved sitting in a café in Leidseplein watching the people passing and the street entertainers. It is especially good on a summer evening. There are other great places in Amsterdam, some not as 'touristy' as Leidseplein. We used this web site to find some quiet but interesting places: http://www.cityspotmaps.com/amsterdam.html.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This area is famous for its "coffee shops", bars and restaurants, as well as souvenir shops. Another good place for people-watching.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My parter and I married in this beautiful city. The highlights were drinks and canapes on a barge Profitjes des dames and dinner at het printenkabinet.... the Dutch people are beautiful. .. assertive but beautiful... Dank je wel Leiden

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Leiden Square is full of bars and restaurants to suit everyone and a great pace for people watching. there is fast food and good quality restaurants to suit all pockets. Lots of tourists but locals visit too especially students as University nearby. Its a bit seedy in places but easy access to some excellent shopping streets nearby and close to... More

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