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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 #44 of 303 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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mayo ireland
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74 reviews 74 reviews
33 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Good place to people watch when taking a break from sightseeing. However the price of drink here is so shocking that a visit to the nearby coffee shops is a must just take the edge of the shock. Medicinal of course!!!!

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Houston, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

If you're a tourist, (and if you're on trip advisor reading this review, then you are) then this is a good place for you. Everyone in Amsterdam pretty much speaks English anyway, but everyone who works here definitely does. This square is a great place to meet other travelers and to pay a lot more for your drinks than you... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

area full of cafe and restaurant where you can chill and grab a coffee while spending hte day in Amsterdam ....

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Lots of tourists hang out in Leiden square surrounding the tram. It is very touristy, lots of internationals. You likely will not find a 'locals' place around here.

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Bedale, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Very busy but not as crammed as other areas, lots of restaurants all competing to get your business, lots of bars as well and some clubs.

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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Really fun, bright and busy. Would recommend a walk around and visiting the shops and local restaurants

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Worthington, Ohio
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

A lively location full of singing and dancing pubs and restaurants. A frentic atmosphere full of lively fun. Don't expect to go there to relax or have a quiet time Expect crowds and a party like atmosphere. Let your hair down and have a good time.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Great place day or night if you like your places lively and with a bit spice and attitude, in the day hung out at some the Irish bars and at night went for a meal at one of the many restaurants. After down to melkweg to have a dance out!! or at that within a 100 metre radius...Thats what its... More

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Think of your average xmas markets with food, fun, singing, dancing - now imagine being in a thriving square in Amsterdam surrounded by horse & carriages, ice skating rinks.....and of course Heineken beer! Amazing experience, So glad we stayed right near the square, boasting famous clubs, cafes and diners all in close vicinity!

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Nice place, but don't go there if you want some quiet relax. Lots of bars, restaraunts and fast-food places.

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