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Leiden Square (Leidseplein)
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Ranked #45 of 529 things to do in Amsterdam
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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.
Reviewed October 29, 2012

Crowded - yes; touristic - for sure; a lot of restaurants, cafes, bars, shops - yes...but what do you want from one of the most popular entertaining places in Amsterdam? Everything you need among all above-mentioned you'll definitely find here.
And it's much better and cleaner than Dam square which I don't like at all.
Don't miss Leidseplein, it's a part of Amsterdam's spirit.
If you want to place yourself in the quiet area - just run away from here.

1  Thank Christina B
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

too touristy! only a few places in the square are worth visiting.
especially on a Friday or Saturday night, it's the least attractive place in Amsterdam. Well, it still depends on what you consider as fun. If it's getting as drunk as possible and flirting as much as you can (usually in an appropriate way) is your goal, then off you go!

3  Thank Vivian_Di
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

You cannot get into Canal area (almost) without going thru Leidseplein. Unlimited choices of restaurants in nearby cross-streets - don't miss Taste of Culture Chinese restaurant on Lange Leidsedwarstraat (facing BK, take a right)

Thank Mary Beth H
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

Lots of bars and restaurants
Music being played in the square
Regular trams too and from the Leidseplein
Lots of places to sit and have a drink in the sun

Thank Stephanie M
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

not to far to go walk or tram wise, the drink is a bit pricey but get used to it, a lot to see and do, plenty of places to eat and drink.

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