Amsterdam Leidseplein square

Looking for fun things to do in Amsterdam? Leidseplein is the place to be!

A prime nightlife spot in the Dutch capital is the Leidseplein square at the Canal Ring in the city center. Amsterdam’s nightlife is booming, especially at this busy square that is packed with nightclubs, bars and casinos. There’s plenty to see and do here, no matter if it’s day or night!

Many tourists visit Amsterdam for a fun night out. You have the option of joining the hundreds of locals and tourists who arrive to the busy square daily – looking to party the night away! Amsterdam’s jazz venues that are well-known to many can be found here or alternatively, enjoy a meal in one of the trendy restaurants or grab a beer in one of the many pubs and bars around the square. If clubbing and partying is the main purpose of your visit, we suggest you save money by staying in a hotel nearby. Or maybe you would like to enjoy a performance at the beautiful Stadsschouwburg Theater? Everything is possible at the Leidseplein! Watch our video guides on nightlife in Amsterdam for more tips.

Get to know Leidseplein square in Amsterdam

As you can expect from such a crowded hot spot, the Leidseplein square also has a few tourist traps that you should beware of… Some of the restaurants around this square might not be among the best in town, and prices for drinks at the Leidseplein can be significantly higher compared to for example a brown cafe in the Jordaan district of Amsterdam. If you’re looking for an off-the-beaten path experience, the Leidseplein might not be your taste.

However, you can find some great clubs with excellent music (live and dj’s) around this square for almost every taste. There’s the internationally renowned music venue Paradiso, the stylish Jimmy Woo, or laid-back Chicago Social Club, that are worth checking out. Other options are the Sugar Factory (everything from techno and minimal to soul and funk), the Melkweg and BlinQ Club.

Not far from the Leidseplein you’ll find the most popular park of Amsterdam: the Vondelpark. Watch our free video guides for more information and tips about attractions around the Leidseplein square, Shopping on Kalverstraat and things to do in Amsterdam in general!

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