Leidseplein
Leidseplein
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Leidseplein 1

Price & Hours

Free
24/7 daily

Details

Sightseeing, Free, Neighborhood/Area Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
4.3scorecard
  • 5.0Value
  • 4.5Food Scene
  • 4.0Atmosphere

If you're looking for a tamer alternative to Amsterdam's Red Light District, Leidseplein or Leiden Square, may be for you. The center of Amsterdam's entertainment scene, Leidseplein sits southwest of the city center and is filled with nightclubs, movie theaters, concert venues, casinos and, of course, some coffee shops. For the performing arts, the Melkweg (Milky Way) concert hall and the hotel or hostel here – or maybe head to the nearby Vondelpark instead. Travelers were also pleasantly surprised by the quantity and variety of restaurants huddled in the neighborhood, though they do warn of high prices at the bars.

Leidseplein is accessible via the 1, 2, 5, 7 and 10 tram routes via the Leidseplein stop.

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#1 Vondelpark

Located southwest of the city center, the 116-acre Vondelpark is the favorite leafy retreat of just about everyone. Not only is it the largest city park in Amsterdam, it's also one of the most revered in all of the Netherlands. Most recent travelers said they enjoyed people-watching and picnicking at the park, but other reviewers recommend avoiding a late-night visit as the park can be a little frightening once the sun sets. During the day, though, the park is filled with couples, families and friends, and is definitely worth a visit.

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