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Leiden Square (Leidseplein)

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Address: Main entrances: Leidsestraat | Weteringschans, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 31204223285
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Great Area to Start

Leidseplein is a good area to start before embarking on other touristy landmarks in Amsterdam. There are a lot of good restaurants and bars in the area. Very accessible to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Makati, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Leidseplein is a good area to start before embarking on other touristy landmarks in Amsterdam. There are a lot of good restaurants and bars in the area. Very accessible to the tram, which is user friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely bars and restaurants in the area. Quieter than Dam Square. It can be reached by boat or tram.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nothing to write home about. In a big city like Amsterdam, it is just another area with many shops, restaurants and bars; the normal tourist thing. Funny thing is when we took a tuk tuk tour, we had actually seen it but being told that it was a highlight, we were a little disappointed when we sought to find it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My very first trip to Amsterdam found me staying at the Kooyk Hotel, just around the corner from Leidseplein. After getting situated, I took my first walk and stopped at Leidseplein where I watched an amazing troupe of Russian acrobat/break dancers! I couldn't believe the things they could do. For me, this was the central location for starting out on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great place to spend an evening. Lots of bars and restaurants with outdoor seating - some of which is heated so you can sit out even if the wether isn't great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

No 1 for excellent company loads of ex pats and visitors coming back great place No food but plenty of place for that but Dan's is the place for a great night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

i went to the comedy club on the square, busy, lively at night and i felt safe as a single person there. you can sit at the american hotel and watch the world go by, fascinating!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first and last visit to Amsterdam. On checking review sites and guide books, we decide to find Leiden Square. On negotiating the spiders web of streets we found it after about a 9 minute walk from our hotel, to discover that we had actually been there the previous evening, when we found it to a dirty, boring... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of bars and restaurants around the square plus shops ranging from tourist goods to the more up market designer goods. Central location if staying outside of the city centre approximately 10 minutes tram ride.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a wide variety of things in Leidseplein including various bars, pubs, restaurant, things to see and shopping etc. There is also quite often various different street performers and the streets are always very clean.

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