Leidseplein, Amsterdam

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Choose your spot among hundreds of bars and clubs at Leidseplein, one of the city's famous nightlife hubs. The square has trams, boutiques, and a vibrant atmosphere filled with street performers. Have a coffee in the open air while people-watching and breathing in the youthful vibe of the site, or grab a pint in a lively Irish bar. Neon lights and raw bass are guaranteed at the square. You can also have a sightseeing spree and view architectural marvels such as the Stadsschouwburg theater, a Neo-Renaissance structure that hosts the Dutch National Ballet. By using our Amsterdam vacation generator, you can arrange your visit to Leidseplein and other attractions in Amsterdam.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Very lively square with great tram access. Loads of bar/restaurants in area. Kick back with a beer and enjoy .  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    A bustling area with lots of Bars and Restaurants, close to the In the process of having major works on the Tram rails and bridge but when finished it will be nice. Close enough to walk to Vondleparc ...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    If throngs of crowds and tourists is what you want, then you will love it here. Of course, you will probably pass by here a couple of times a day as you traverse the city on foot or trams. All shops, ...  more »
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  • April 24, 2017
    Charming atmosphere, great food, friendly service, beautiful view from the third floor.
  • January 24, 2017
    The service and the food were horrible. It took forever for someone to take our order, I actually had to call a waitress over after we were sitting there for about 30 minutes. Then I ordered the calamari and spring rolls and they were absolutely disgusting. The calamari was deep fried and came out looking like funnel cake. You couldn't even taste the squid. The spring rolls tasted processed. I returned my food having barely touched it and the woman refused to comp it from my bill. This was my first meal in amsterdam and it was a horrible experience. DONT EAT HERE.
  • February 12, 2017
    Nice place for dinner or drinks. If you are seated near the windows the view to Leidseplein is very nice
  • December 9, 2016
    A great pub. Although located on a very touristic square it has the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of a neighbourhood pub. Service was friendly and brisk. Coffee, Bokbier and Bitterballen were all fine.
  • January 3, 2017
    Went there twice, both times staff was more interested in talking amongst themselves than servicing customers. I was by myself too, my order would've taken them very little time and effort. But if nobody comes after 10 minutes, I leave.

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