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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
Fee: No
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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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All Amsterdam is busy, but this is exceptionally so. Very popular bar scene. We stopped here for a drink and bitterballen and enjoyed people watching for a bit. Than we escaped to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our favourite part of the trip, sitting on the square and the shopping. Evening meal at the New York steakhouse is must

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We walked all over downtown Amsterdam and were repeatedly drawn to this square (=plein). Relaxed place to hangout and have a drink, a snack or a meal . Many outdoor eateries and bars with outdoor seating, close to shops and a scenic walk along the canals will get you to this square, Very fun in the evening when the square... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sit under the umbrellas of any of the bars in the square and watch the world go by cold beer in hand. Plenty of restaurants in the side streets.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

All Amsterdam is busy, but this is exceptionally so. Very popular bar scene. We stopped here for a drink and bitterballen and enjoyed people watching for a bit. Than we escaped to a quieter area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Vibrant square. Something going on all the time. Local entertainers. Good collection of bar. Drink beer and watch the world go by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Its worth while to go to leidseplein , its easy to get there from anywhere in amsterdam, it has lot of cafes and restaurents and even movie theater , so maybe for night gathering this would be great !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed Heineken and Amstel beer at Dan Murphy's Irish Pub on the square and people watched. It is a great place to relax.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

if you like crowds of tourists, tacky restaurants, crappy fast food and trinket junk then this is the place for you. Some many other very good places to visit in Amsterdam.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Leidseplein is the place to go as a tourist to people watch. You got Bars,Coffee Bars, Restaurant Row for cheap eats, Theatre and even a movie cinema. Several tram lines run through the plein so it is easy access to get to it. Try walking down some of the streets leading up to it so see more of Amsterdam. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is worthwhile to go to and visit the place (Leidseplein) when in Amsterdam. It is very easy to reach it from any point in Amsterdam city, using the public transportation system (the tram for instance). It is also in a very close walking distance from the main museums area of Amsterdam. The Leidsenplein is full of shops, restaurants, cafes... More 

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