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Leiden Square (Leidseplein)

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Address: Leidsestraat | Weteringschans, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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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A very active square.

A very good place to sit down and get the atmosphere of Amsterdam. Lively and cheerful, with a lot of restaurants to choose from. A place I will visit again.

Reviewed 23 May 2016
Erik W
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County Cavan, Ireland
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 May 2016

The best place I think for going out at night time. Easy to find from the city and plenty of bars, night clubs and sports bars. Just BRILLIANT!!!

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Porto Alegre, RS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 May 2016

This square has a lot of shops, restaurants (including those 5EUR meal ones), hostels and coffeshops nearby. Very crowded during the day and night. It's close to many tourist attractions like Rijkmuseum (and other nearby museums), Vondelpark and Heineken Experience.

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Tulsa, OK
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

This is the place to experience the ambience of Amsterdam. Shops, restaurants, people. Right on the tram line. Memorable experience.

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Thank Nancy R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

A very good place to sit down and get the atmosphere of Amsterdam. Lively and cheerful, with a lot of restaurants to choose from. A place I will visit again.

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Thank Erik W
Chennai, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 596 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Place is bubbling with activity. Its crowded and there are plenty of bars and restaurants. Not the right place if you are looking for a quiet spot. On the other hand if you want to sip a drink and watch people, this is the place.

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Anstruther, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Leidseplein is a handy place to get off at when accessing the city by tram. The square area itself is a bit of a dump, but worth grabbing a seat and spending an hour or so people watching! You see some cracking sights, especially as it gets later. We witnessed Brits in full action, letting the side down as usual.... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Great place to enjoy lunch or just sit and take in the sites. This area in convenient as you take your walking tour of the city.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Leidseplein is perfect for those who like night life either if it is only for one drink or to go clubbing, it is full of bars, restaurant, any kind of food. I would recommend the Chicago Social Club. It is also the location of the Melkweg (concerts venue) and you can go shopping there during the day

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

I wonder why all these (foreign and domestic) tourists need to go here. It's busy. Very busy. And all the restaurants mostly are very expensive with bad value for money. However, there are some hidden delights if you look around the neighborhood (head for the canals, Herengracht).

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016

There is almost always something going on - grab a coffee or a beer and do a little people watching!

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