Known for being a hub for all things social, this area is an unavoidable sight when visiting Amsterdam and will no doubt be a memorable experience for all.
A common fixture of this entertainment-focused square is the street performers that can almost continuously be found on the square’s eastern side. From amazing break-dancers to freestyle jazz musicians on the double bass, there is always something to see in this place at any time of year. The other side of Leidseplein is taken up by large terraces and bars.
When heading to the hustle and bustle of Leidseplein, you are not only treated to an array of options in terms of food and beverage, but the area is well known for being the centre of Amsterdam’s night life. You can find some famous music venues such as Melkweg and Paradiso, while Irish pubs, brown cafés, and smaller nightclubs line the square and the streets surrounding the area. For a classy night out, the city theater, the Stadsschouwburg, sits directly opposite the tram stop on the square itself and is known to hold some of the best concerts and live performances annually.