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Leiden Square (Leidseplein)

Leidsestraat | Weteringschans, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 422 3285
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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.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“apple store” (17 reviews)
“american hotel” (11 reviews)
“busy square” (28 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Leidsestraat | Weteringschans, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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+31 20 422 3285
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"apple store"
in 17 reviews
"american hotel"
in 11 reviews
"busy square"
in 28 reviews
"lively area"
in 14 reviews
"ice rink"
in 21 reviews
"street performers"
in 29 reviews
"lots of shops"
in 14 reviews
"coffee shop"
in 17 reviews
"the red light district"
in 13 reviews
"leidsestraat"
in 16 reviews
"bulldog"
in 39 reviews
"tourists"
in 64 reviews
"coffeeshops"
in 22 reviews
"beer"
in 56 reviews
"smoke"
in 21 reviews
"dam"
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"stroll"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The drawback is that the area gets fairly busy at certain times. All the tourists and bikes made for the closest calls (and a few minor accidents) with pedestrians and cyclists. You've gotta be paying attention at all times!

Thank FinchX
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place known as nightlife center in Amsterdam where the Red Light District located and all nightlife are. Also you will find cannabis here but you can’t bring them out from the area.

Thank Asep H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked by the square and glad we didn’t spend much more time than that as it was full of touristy places and what we felt were tourist traps. Overpriced and mediocre restaurants and souvenir shops. It is near the museum district so possible to take...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of cafe and bars, you can sit here and watch people. Sometimes there's street performance. Nice place to relax really.

Thank pixie-alex
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Great place to sit outside with a drink, with heaters and fires as well as blankets to keep you warm. Nice atmosphere and waiter service to your table. The drinks were quite expensive, €20 for two cocktails.

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

This square, although full with bars, is very laid back and casual. I liked the atmosphere and, when sitting outside, there are heaters to keep you warm. The tram stops right in the middle of the square which is very convenient. Such a lovely square...More

1  Thank chaz281188
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

This is an excellent tourist spot to do some shopping or get something to eat. The shops are quite upmarket and the variety of restaurants is great

Thank Elleahyouorah
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

If you're into nightlife, bars, street performers, etc., this is THE place in Amsterdam. Much different and cleaner than the Red Light District, but both are musts to see in Amsterdam. The Leidseplein has many bars, most with music and both indoor and outdoor seating....More

Thank sgtshan
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

This is one of the central squares within Amsterdam with an Apple store next to it but you can also have a nice drink at the square I would totally recommend visiting it due to the fact that it is a typical Amster dam square!

Thank Tycho L
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Nightlife is great here and a big choice of restaurants! Bulldog is fab if your into the smoking side of things. Some nice Italian restaurants here too. If your visiting during the day lots of nice commercial shops. Also very close walking distance to Vondelpark

Thank Caz K
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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
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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.
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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
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