Leiden Square (Leidseplein)

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Leiden Square (Leidseplein)

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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.
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Neighborhood: Centrum
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 hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
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feltroneu
George Town, Malaysia2,337 contributions
Dec 2019
It is a bustling and lively area in Amsterdam with mixed of local and tourists surrounded. This was the most crowded place in Amsterdam CBD during day and night time as long as the shops, cafe and restaurants are still open. It is also the interchange for different trams from different directions.
Written April 16, 2020
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Alfred O
Amsterdam, The Netherlands35 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
My first time in Amsterdam was in June 1987 . I used to drive different people around the world and give many people fun and excitement coming from me with the aid of each place that i visited . I am a adventurous Dreamer that always sees positive energy in people and the Wonderful history in each place i visit . All this started when i was turning 18 years and i had my first job working in a historic hotel on a Island . Amsterdam has all the things i am always looking for . Its Leidsaplein area has movie theatres plus nightclubs . I found its coffee shops alot of fun filled with people from all over the world . I always met someone that stuck in my memory forever . My first time in Paris was also the same for me too .Late night McDonalds restaurant in the Leidsaplein area is always fun for me .Its on the corner and its open till 2 am . Always has its late night snacks . The Rijksmuseum is just a few minuites away with just walking too . The Dutch Blue Hollander restaurant is just up the street , you might say its part of the Leidsaplein area too . Just up the street and over a canal is Amsterdams floating Flower market filled with Tulip bulbs and Dutch Suveniors of all kinds . Amsterdam has a adventurous nature about this city .
Written November 8, 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA13,151 contributions
Nov 2019
This is one of the centers of town. It's where a lot of tram lines come together, a center for theaters and performing arts. So it's also a great place for food and drink. Lots of people around all day and night.
Written July 26, 2020
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StockholmKindaGuy
Marietta, GA7,306 contributions
Sep 2019
This lively area by Amsterdam's central canal ring, was just a short walk from my hotel in the Museum District. It's filled with restaurants, bars and at various times street entertainers. It's also filled with lot's of tourists. If that's your kind of thing, it's not mine, you'll love Leidseplein. It's a perfect spot for a pub crawl. It's also a good spot in terms of public transportation, with many lines intersecting here.

Lively and touristy.
Written March 22, 2020
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Anne D
Wimborne Minster, UK4,350 contributions
Aug 2019
Choosing to have a drink in Leidesplein during Amsterdam Pride was probably not a great idea as parts of the large open space was roped off for private parties. The remaining bars and restaurants were understandably at bursting point and we were lucky to grab an outside table.
On a less lively evening it would probably have been a pleasant venue, but this was too crowded for our liking.
Written January 11, 2020
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yiannos973
Limassol City, Cyprus479 contributions
Nov 2021
One of the main squares of Amsterdam, very lively area just a short walk from the Museum District. Lot of cafes, restaurants bars, theatres and night clubs. Nice place to stop and grab a beer and watch people. Great place for day and night although very crowded.
Written November 20, 2021
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Realreviews85
24 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Lovely area lots of foods and drinks to enjoy. Busy and lively in the evening.
Worth a visit if your in the area and enjoy a meal at a good fair price.lots of offers on meals or light lunches in this area.
Written October 9, 2021
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Alfred O
Amsterdam, The Netherlands35 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
This area has many restaurants to eat at and Good Weekend Clubs for Socializing and using Weed and Booze in getting to know a stranger in any way you want to here .I almost always stay at a little hotel in the area just for kix and fun .I have a Apartment behind the rijks Museum 3 blocks away . I have read some of these reviews picking on the area . Its not True at all . I have been coming to Holland now since 1987 and never had a negative incident ever in this Wonderful City . Leidsaplein also has some of my grest restaurants for me thst i always eat at ,like the Blawue Hollander which is a place for great Dutch style foods and atmosphere .I used to Stay at the American hotel that has everything to offer . Including big beds and large rooms with balconies . Their restaurant at the Hotel is decorated in Art Newvo style . with a superb buffett in the mornings for the guest to order anything that they want .including. a lunch or Dinner with Wines . I know some people never have learned to get along with anyone nowhere that they go to . I hope i never run into these type of people's in Europe . France is also one of my favorite countries to Tour and Eat and Club in too .
Written May 23, 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA13,151 contributions
May 2021
We had a couple of meals at restaurants here. Convenient location where a few tram lines come together. Near the big museums. And we noted the big old fashioned theaters, so it is an entertainment district.
Written July 4, 2021
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ToddWebb
Rockville, MD84 contributions
We wisely stayed in different parts of the city, changing hotels, to save us some hiking and to taste the different flavors of the city. Leidesplein was by far my favorite area!

We stayed in Hotel American (highly recommendable) at Leidesplein. I loved the area (pronounced LIE-JIZ-SCH-PLINE). It had everything I wanted and expected.

Of course we saw canals, pretty buildings and streets and bridges. Those things are literally everywhere. Leidesplein also had tons of close-by shopping, including cheezy tourist junk and nicer art and "antiques."

Leidesplein had absolutely the best and greatest asortment of dining choices! A block or two up Leidesstraat and just turn either direction into a small back street. You can easily identify these streets by the fields of dining chairs and tables on both sides of the street.

We later stayed in the Rembrandt Square area of town, and I missed the dining choices we had in Leidesplein.

Street performers work the square during the evening. One was pretty bad and we walked away. Two guys, though, with their "hawai'in" theme, were quite good. See photo.

Leidesplein is on the main tram lines, is walkable (about 10 minutes easily) to Anne Frankhuis and to the big museums.

I loved Leidesplein!
Written August 20, 2005
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