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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Leidsestraat | Weteringschans, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 422 3285
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked around here. The buildings are interesting to have a look at, there are lots of shops and restaurants etc around so there is something to do. This is a nice place to visit and have a look around.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank DeathsDragon95
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

... by a major tram route, one side has a cafe culture feel with lots of bars and restaurants spilling out across the square. The other east side is empty though it does have a large bar popular with young tourists.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank david n
Reviewed March 17, 2019

Several tram lines come together here making this a center of activity. It's also the location of theaters and lots of restaurants Very pretty.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed March 6, 2019

A nice walking distance to everything from museum to restaurants to bars and coffee bars. It's a beautiful historic square to interesting architecture.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nas S
Reviewed February 28, 2019

Leiden Square (Leidseplein) is a good place for a day out, or a night out for that matter. It's full of shops of all sorts, cafes, restaurants and everything in between! If you want to have a drink, a beer, or even something to snack...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed February 24, 2019

nice place to drink a beer or coffee and eat a sandwich. Look around and enjoy the amsterdam feeling

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jens B
Reviewed February 22, 2019

This lovely historic square has some amazing crooked old buildings at the back. The square is full of seating for the bars and restuarants (under heated parasols in winter) which was a bit too crowded for us so we did not stop there. Personally O...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JanChesterfield
Reviewed February 13, 2019

If you like Jazz and Blues, you must visit the Alto Jazz club in this area - some great sports bars here too with everything you could want to see - Dolphin coffee shop is around the corner with a great menu and vibe -...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Kfed5
Reviewed February 12, 2019

If you want just be in Amsterdam and go by bike or seat outside to drink a beer or to smoke, definitely this is the place with a lot of happening.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank patrizia7505
Reviewed February 3, 2019

You are in the middle of Amsterdam and see the beating heart of it. All you wish you can find and see over here. Beside that it is a must you will enjoy your staying. Lots of fun.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank tonw307
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Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of
tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists
and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the
best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe.
Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops
of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones
Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods
such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring
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Becki C
January 28, 2018|
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Response from sgtshan | Reviewed this property |
The Hard Rock Amsterdam is right there, has indoor and outdoor seating, and a lot goinh on outside in the stereet
Danny G
September 18, 2017|
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Response from Omar O | Reviewed this property |
As Mike suggested and I have checked it in google map trams #1, #2 and #5 all take you from central station to Leidseplein.
Leon S
March 16, 2017|
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Response from garylomas | Reviewed this property |
Hi, As you walk into the square from the main road, go to the left side of the square, bottom corner to halfway there is a nice coffee shop that you have to go down 7 steps or so, good juice, coffe, and staff, relaxed... More