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Leiden Square (Leidseplein)

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Address: Leidsestraat | Weteringschans, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

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With a life of its own.

Our place of obligatory passage. Despite the remodeling works, it remains a place with a life of its own. It is the point of entry for any part of the tourist city.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Claudio S
Charneca da Caparica, Portugal
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Charneca da Caparica, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our place of obligatory passage. Despite the remodeling works, it remains a place with a life of its own. It is the point of entry for any part of the tourist city.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the most unattractive squares of Europe. there's nothing good to say about it. Police forbid street performers and the parking of bicycles.

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Castleford, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very lively square with plenty of bars and restauraunts surrounding it,it also has a very handy gents urinal that rises up from out of the pavement,at times it has been a godsend

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Darwin, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

You're bound to pass this spot in Amsterdam . Nice area with heaps of food and drink surrounding . Worth a stroll by

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great place to stop at when visiting Amsterdam - you stay in this area all day; offering good bars & restaurants. Ended up in one of the bar areas outside within the 'Pod' area near the heaters & enjoyed a 'chillax' time chatting and drinking. A very social area & a great find when feet are needing a rest &... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Amsterdam is a truly great city to visit. This area is full of cheap touristy restaurants and bars, nothing sophisticated. All addressed to the young tourist trade. Great stop off point to catch a tram.

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Exton, PA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Leidseplein might be the most FUN square in Amsterdam! I've been here during different times of the year, and it's always fun. Its especially cool during the Christmas season. Must see if you're in Amsterdam, and right off the tram stop...TOO EASY!

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Widnes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lively place to eat and drink in or outdoors. Heaters in parasol's if not to warm weather in outdoor square. Plenty of bars and Restaurant's to choose from.

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There was large construction project going on along the road surface but it won't disturb the visitors there to sit down and have their coffee/beer at noon. This place was particularly popular among the American visitors and they really enjoyed the environment there.

Komorow, Poland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

City theater and lots of restaurants, pubs plus a movie theater to be found here, including the iconic Bulldog. Ice rink in winter time, street performers in summer. Big time renovation of the tram tracks going on at the moment, lessening ambiance. All in all a great area for a stroll.

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