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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.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good42%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“apple store” (16 reviews)
“american hotel” (13 reviews)
“lively area” (14 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Leidsestraat | Weteringschans, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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+31 20 422 3285
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"apple store"
in 16 reviews
"american hotel"
in 13 reviews
"lively area"
in 14 reviews
"ice rink"
in 21 reviews
"busy square"
in 28 reviews
"street performers"
in 29 reviews
"lots of shops"
in 14 reviews
"coffee shop"
in 17 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 11 reviews
"central station"
in 11 reviews
"the red light district"
in 13 reviews
"leidsestraat"
in 16 reviews
"bulldog"
in 40 reviews
"tourists"
in 64 reviews
"coffeeshops"
in 22 reviews
"beer"
in 56 reviews
"smoke"
in 21 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a happening place in Amsterdam where all roads seem to meet, or so it appears! It’s a touristy hub with hotels and the densest collection of restaurants we’ve seen in Amsterdam. It’s all open-air culture of primarily eating and drinking, basically on the...More

Thank The_Concierge_8
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Reviewed yesterday

We have been to Amsterdam several times and always make sure we visit the Leidseplein. It is a great place to relax and have a few drinks, watching the world go by. We were in Amsterdam for 3 days for this trip and visited twice...More

Thank Holidaymad
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely town square with plenty of bars and ice cream shops. Lots to look at on the New Rhine which runs alongside the Square. Love this place

Thank newton65uk
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are after some entertainment the Leidseplein is a great place to find it. This Square is full of bars, cafes, restaurants and nightclubs and it is very vibrant, noisy and lively. During the day it has a great atmosphere and it's a good...More

Thank Beebook3
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This ancient marketplace was once the location of cattle and livestock sales but is now a nice open air place to meet and eat. We highly recommend the Pannenkoekenhuis on the marketplace (two doors away from McDonalds!) The meals were terrific and the staff was...More

Thank DrMarkES
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This square has a gorgeous theatre overlooking it and a really lively atmosphere that stays solid well into the night, but it has become oversaturated with poor-quality restaurants and bars, neon signs and cheap souvenir shops that sort of take the magic out of it.

Thank LaRutaDelViajero
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely, several canals running through the area, cafes and beer hubs on the shores, cyclists coming and going all the time, lets the mind fly

Thank Rennos_I
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had stayed at a hostel in this region, and would come here everyday for lunch, bars, nightclubs, Bulldog coffeeshop, and just for entertainment. It has everything a tourist would need, daytime and night time.

Thank Toan N
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lots of beer joints and cud be the best way to spend your day in summers. Full of people vibrant and positive place.

Thank VLimaye
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

A lovely sqaure to just chill and watch the world go by. Wonderful Dutch Architecture and a real sense of enjoying Dutch chilled way of life. Can be very busy.

Thank robsonmccabe
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Becki C
28 January 2018|
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Response from Daryl G | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I either travel alone or with my family. I seldom travel anywhere with more than four people. I have travelled extensively to 25 countries and do not really care for tours. Therefore, I wish I could advise you, but... More
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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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