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. Put Leidseplein into our Amsterdam trip itinerary builder site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Fun area close to the Heineken and the museums. Lot of bars and restaurants around. It was always packed  more »
  • Easily accessible on foot or with the tram, this square and its surroundings are animated and good atmosphere. Street performers along with restaurants, which are also often at the top. They serve you well, and it's a very appropriate place to give you a break. The Neo-Renaissance style theatre building stands out. You will also appreciate the Hampshire Hotel Amsterdam American (art Nouveau) and its extraordinary coffee. Not to mention the Bulldog Palace, which was the first police station in the city, in the place where the carriages that arrived to Amsterdam were unloaded, and which has a very amusing history. In the next street, in what is now a Steak House, remains the symbol of what was the House of the caretaker of the carriages. It is a good thing that a local guide explains the whole story, because it is very curious. And at night it stays as one of the liveliest spots in the city. In winter, when there are few tourists, they install a skating rink for the locals. A very funny place, and with a lot of history.
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