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“"Great for a Drink" or "Too many Drunks?"”

Leiden Square (Leidseplein)
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$19.95*
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Amsterdam Pub Crawl
Ranked #41 of 501 things to do in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
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“"Great for a Drink" or "Too many Drunks?"”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

The truth as often lies somewhere between and depends extremely on the hour, day or season. Went there on a monday night in February and it was rather "dead". The food places (Beef, Pizza, Thai, Beef, Pasta, Chinese, Beef, Pizza,...) fight to get customers, the beer cafes were expensive and the staff unfriendly. Probably much better in summer when you can sit outside and theres a bit of a "square vibe". Some of the cafes looked as if they might be good when really crowded or when theres some live music.

Visited February 2013
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“Great if in any other city”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

I thought this was a nice place and, had I not been around Amsterdam first, I probably would have loved it. It may be great after dark, but anything before that isn't too spectacular unless you want to watch 20-somethings smoke pot in the street. Also, wasn't terribly impressed with the food choices, but it did look like there was something for everyone(but the only stuff that looked good to me was pricey). I recommend hitting Rembrandtplein instead.

Visited October 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“very busy in the evenings”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

we came here to find a few bars to go to in the evening, took a tram from Amsterdam central which took 15mins and ended up in a square surrounded by bars and restaurants, really lively place and glad we went!

Visited February 2013
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Frankfurt, Germany
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“Nightlife hotspot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

Leidseplein is one of Amsterdam's nightlife hotspots. Every night of the week its many pubs, bars and clubs are crowded with students and tourists. A must-go when you want to party Amsterdam-style. Especially recommendable are the Melkweg, Paradiso and Sugar Factory.

Visited January 2013
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“Tacky, louds, filled with obnoxious drunks”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

If you like tacky pubs, crowded bars and shops - then this place is for you. The architecture is the only appealing thing about the whole place. It is crowded, filled with average restaurants and crowded shops. I am not sure why so many people flock here...but, as someone who lives in this city, I steer clear!

Visited January 2013
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