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Leiden Square (Leidseplein)

Address: Main entrances: Leidsestraat | Weteringschans, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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$19*
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Amsterdam Pub Crawl
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Ranked #68 of 513 things to do in Amsterdam
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Dining, Nightlife
Fee: No
Owner description: Planning a night out in Amsterdam? Head down to Leiden Square...
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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 hundreds of bars, clubs, restaurants and discos that would suit every style and taste.
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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We loved this place, smaller than dam and a lot more relaxed..had a good meal, visited holland casino and won yay lol Walking distance to dam square...3rd visit for me and will be going back ..

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Wirral, England
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Very hectic part of town with huge beer gardens and plenty of restaurants. Close by is the blue boat company which offer excellent boat rides at good value. Plenty of places to eat with lots of variety.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Love it here!!! Such a vibrant atmosphere and a really good place to sit and have a drink and a good people watch! There's a fab Irish bar called St James gate that we kept going back to during our trip that had great food, drink and staff :)

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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96 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

We alway's make our way here whenever were in this great city. Great pub's ,bar's and restaurant's are all here,we particularly enjoy going to THE DAN MURPHY'S PUB. This area is a tourist hotspot but the atmosphere here cannot be beat. Great transport link's ,tram's1.2.5.7.10 all call here. The square at night look's fantastic when every were is lit up... More 

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The best square and a central hub of the city. Easy to get around to the area, and there is also quick bus connections to Schiphol. Loads of restaurants, shops and bars within walking distance of the square, not to mention Holland Casino. Easy to catch a tram to Amsterdam Centraal from here too. Spent almost all our holiday round... More 

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Amsterdam
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

It's worth it for one (and i mean one as defo more expensive than everywhere else) drink to watch the interesting people go by and the inevitable 'near misses' between tourists and locals on bikes. Very busy square and side streets full of bars and restaurants. Some good restaurants and bars towards the end of the streets that stretch out... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We really liked leidseplain because it was very laid back with a nice mix of locals. There are a lot of restaurants, cafes (pub) and coffee shops around the area including the Bulldog (which is awesome) This is in total contrast to the area around the redlight district which is full of the detritus of english tourists and social classes.... More 

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Salvador, BA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Lots of restaurants, coffee shops and pubs. All kinds of food, and it's always full of people in the summer. I like the atmosfere of this place.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Lots of interesting stuff in the area- heavy shopping district. Also has an I amsterdam sign so good for photos. On tram lines 2 and 5.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Brilliant square always a lot going on, worth a visit when in Amsterdam 😊 great food and bars, tram station right in the middle of square for easy access

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