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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
+31 20 422 3285
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Reviewed yesterday

Very touristy. Lots of shops and bars available in the vicinity. Good place ti just get a beer and just chill.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sharpshooterpratham
Reviewed 1 week ago

Music, artists, buskers, all of life is here. It is very possible to spend an entire afternoon here just watching the world go by. There is no shortage of food and drink, and on the whole its reasonably priced. Just sit back and be entertained......More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Mark A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very large restaurant, you pay roughly €31 for ‘all you can eat’ the food was tasty,v small plates. If you want either salmon or tuna sashimi you have to pay extra. The service was reasonably fast. If there’s two of you you chose 5 dishes...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kdblanke
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this square many time during our visit Its central to many attraction , full of shops and restaurants You can set in one of the cafes there and enjoy the view :)

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 284rashad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very tourist area with lots of coffeeshops and bars around. It's most famous about the night life and it's located in a very central part of the city.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Vasw-George
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice square with bright lights from the row of bars and pubs. A lot to see and do between shops and restaurants in the area. Real busy as its a tourist hub spot. We walked upon it from accident leaving the Rijksmuseum. If you follow...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Corrine R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super touristy spot, but lots of bars, dining and shopping here. If one place is full, you can hop over to the next!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank carawasthere
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Central location. Our bus dropped us off and collected us from here, loads of shops, restaurants and bars around.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kimbrona
Reviewed 6 December 2018

there are a lot of bars boutiques and people just moving around. nice place to just relax and enjoy the beautiful dutch city square.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jeff1955malaysia
Reviewed 11 November 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of
tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists
and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the
best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe.
Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops
of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones
Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods
such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring
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Becki C
29 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
19 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
17 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