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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Leidsestraat | Weteringschans, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
+31 20 422 3285
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were based just round the corner from here and would usually find we needed up here for a smoke in one of their many coffee shops or to grab a decent bite to eat. The place can become very busy at times with all...More

Thank GreekLad
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the focal points of the city with lots of theaters and restaurants around, plus some lovely architecture. Many tram lines come here and you will too.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a small room at a hotel near, here but also found the local mexican place, Rosarita's, as well as the beautiful flower market that's nearby. You are always close to a tram to get you around the city and the cafe's here are...More

Thank ladybrady007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Soetimes Amsterdam is restricted in the Dam Square or Red Light District. But Leiden Square offer a new point of view, the relax and geometry of this wonderful city.

Thank Xhodi H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A perfect square for hangouts over beer or coffee. This place offers lots of cafes and restaurant with many options of foods and drinks. The later the time the merrier the spot. A must visit during your stay in amsterdam, meetings old friends or finding...More

Thank tresnatresna
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for a drink whilst out exploring the city. Excellent vantage point to point watch and take in the sights and sounds! Lots of lovely bars and restaurants to choose from. Enjoy!

Thank Physiophreak
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a good place for walking and hanging out with friends .. there are lots of restaurants and coffee shops in the area like the Bulldog .. trains are available in this spot ..It's crowded most of the time .. I would go there everyday...More

Thank NaWaFssz
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein are probably the next best known squares after Dam Square. One part of Leidseplein, close to all the tram stops has at least 4 or 5 restaurants and a common area forming a very large patio for all the restaurants. If you’re...More

1  Thank Bottomshelfhockey
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Leidseplein is one of the best spots in Amsterdam for people watching. Always very lively with lots of street artists performing a variety of acts. The famous Bulldog coffeeshop is here too and it's always interesting to see the people that emerge from there.....haha!! The...More

2  Thank yvonne1506
Reviewed 18 September 2018

This area is very lively and a great place to meet people visiting Amsterdam from all over the world. A few great bars and clubs in the area. Was a great night out.

Thank Tahirina
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Becki C
28 January 2018|
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Response from sgtshan | Reviewed this property |
The Hard Rock Amsterdam is right there, has indoor and outdoor seating, and a lot goinh on outside in the stereet
Danny G
18 September 2017|
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Response from Omar O | Reviewed this property |
As Mike suggested and I have checked it in google map trams #1, #2 and #5 all take you from central station to Leidseplein.
Leon S
16 March 2017|
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Response from garylomas | Reviewed this property |
Hi, As you walk into the square from the main road, go to the left side of the square, bottom corner to halfway there is a nice coffee shop that you have to go down 7 steps or so, good juice, coffe, and staff, relaxed... More