Leidseplein (Leidse Square)- one of Amsterdam's biggest centres for nightlife with many restaurants, cafés and clubs.
Packed between Vondelpark, Amsterdam's most important museums, several international hotels and the Leidsestraat shopping mall, Leidseplein has an atmosphere with a cosmopolitan character. Artists, tourists and business people from all over the world meet togetherto enjoy a cup of coffee or a glass of beer, mixing with local Amsterdammers. The Leidseplein area has an international allure and touch of exclusivity.
NightlifeThe square lights up in the evening and seems to invite the colorful crowds of people to enjoy the mixture of bizarre neon lighting, exotic scents and live music on offer. With hundreds of restaurants, bars, pubs, coffeeshops and popular clubs like the Melkweg and Paradiso as well as cinemas and theatres, the Leidseplein area is one of Amsterdam's most popular centres for nightlife. On warm summer evenings, tourists and locals alike take advantage of the pubs' outdoor seating for a long, lazy drinks with friends.
Street musicians, jugglers, fire-eaters and other performers make the square a lively place until the early hours.
Stadsschouwburg (city theatre)The neo-renaissance building hosts the city theatre (Stadsschouwburg). Amsterdam's footbal team Ajax uses the theatre's balcony to greet supporters after winning important games.
How to get there?By tram: 1, 2, 5, 6, 7 or 10 stop Leidseplein
By car: nearest car park Byzantium
Impressions of the Leidseplein
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