Bursting with enough nightlife options to keep most partiers out until dawn, Leidseplein is a vast square that draws a crowd practically twenty-four hours a day.
In warm weather, the animated plaza hosts numerous street performers cheered on by travelers gathered on the square’s giant terrace, while at dusk the area begins to fill up with a massive young crowd gearing up for a night at the hot clubs and spectacular music venues.
The smaller streets off the plaza are home to numerous terrace bars, coffeeshops, and other hidden treasures that appeal to those looking for a bit of elbow room, while just behind Leidseplein stretches Vondelpark, a popular Amsterdam park and an ideal spot for peace and relaxation.
Whether partiers choose a low-key jazz bar or a sweaty dance floor, the Leidseplein scene can get quite rowdy and keep patrons busy all night long.
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