Leidseplein is one of the busiest places in Amsterdam.
It once served as the final destination on the journey from Leiden to the capital. Now restaurants, bars and clubs thrive on the site of taverns and stables, making Leidseplein the center of Amsterdam's nightlife. However, daytime life is in full swing on the square: performances by street performers and open-air concerts are a common thing!
Leidseplein is located in the southwestern part of the Grachtengordel, surrounded by the famous 17th century Amsterdam canals.
One of the undeniable attractions of Leidseplein is Amsterdam City Theater, aka Stadsschouwburg... The building, built in 1894, is made in the neo-Renaissance style. The brown walls, topped with coal-black gabled roofs, are visible from afar. For a long time, the building housed the National Opera and Ballet, and after the Second World War, the theater changed its role to the current one.
- Address: Leidseplein, 26
- Working hours: ticket offices are open from Monday to Saturday from 12:00 to 18:00; on holidays - 2 hours before the show.
- Ticket price: does not exceed 15 euros.
- Tel .: 020 - 6242311
- Site: www.stadsschouwburgamsterdam.nl
The Bulldog Havri coffee shop
The Bulldog Havri coffee shop - one of the oldest places where you can quite legally treat yourself to cannabis in Amsterdam. Under the name "The Bulldog No.90", the establishment made itself known back in 1975. Having started as a semi-legal weed cafe, over time, Bulldog has become a trendsetter. At the moment, only in the capital of Holland there are 5 establishments from the "The Bulldog" line, one representative office in Canada and a whole industry for the production and distribution of products for smokers.
At one time, the star guests of the coffee shop on Leidsplein Square were: Britney Spears, Mike Tyson, Marya Carey, Snoop Dogg, Sean Penn and other lovers of smoking and relaxing.
In addition to the weed, The Bulldog Havri has a good selection of cocktails and cozy patio seating overlooking the square.
- Address: Leidseplein, 17
- Working hours: daily from 8:00 to 01:00
- Site: www.thebulldog.com
At the corner of Leidseplein and Marnixstraat there is hotel Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American... Externally, the building blended well with the architecture of the square, but inside it reigns art deco, comfort, cozy rooms, a cafe, a fitness room and a sauna.
- Address: Leidsekade, 97
- Tel .: +31 20 556 3000
- Site: www.hampshire-hotels.com
Ticket office for the sale of tickets for concerts
Ticket office to all kinds of performances and concerts planned in the capital. Guests of Amsterdam can simply check the entertainment schedule for the coming month.
What to see in the vicinity
Literally within walking distance from Leidseplein there are many cultural and entertainment spots, restaurants, cafes and shops. You can visit any of them, focusing on your taste.
Holland Casino - a modern gambling establishment where players will be offered: roulette, poker, slot machines and evenings accompanied by live DJ music. There is a restaurant at the casino, parties and entertainment events are often held.
- Address: Max Euweplein, 62
- Working hours: daily from 12:00 to 03:00
- Site: www.hollandcasino.nl
Hard Rock Cafe Amsterdam
Hard Rock Cafe Amsterdam - one of the restaurants under the name "Hard Rock Cafe". It will seem interesting to connoisseurs of heavy music, as well as to all other guests of Amsterdam. The powerful facade, equipped with large windows overlooking the canal, solid interior decoration will not leave anyone indifferent.
- Address: Max Euweplein, 57
- Working hours: daily from 9:00 to 23:30, Friday / Saturday until 00:30.
- Site: www.hardrock.com
Theater of contemporary art
Theater of Contemporary Art DeLaMar Theater lined with glass showcases, which conveys its spirit well. On the stage of this institution, fashion performances, original plays are staged, and creative evenings are held.
- Address: Marnixstraat, 402
- Working hours: the theater box office is open daily from 16:00 to 18:00
- Site: delamar.nl
Entertainment center Melkweg
Entertainment center Melkweg, which means "Milky Way", was opened in the building of an old dairy. A hangout place where lovers of various entertainment flock in the evening, as the venue hosts their concerts: DJs, R'nB performers, hip-hop bands, techno adherents and even representatives of J-rock. Among other things, exhibitions, demonstrations of photographs and films are often held. A special chic - the annual celebration of the Hemp Cup!
- Address: Lijnbaansgracht, 234A
- Working hours: Opening varies depending on scheduled activities, closes around 4:00 or 5:00.
- Site: www.melkweg.nl
In addition, there are world-famous fast food restaurants near Leidseplein: Burger King, Starbucks, McDonald's... Lots of cafes, pizzerias, bars, coffee shops and clubs. Literally a 15-minute walk south-west of the square, there is a large recreation area - Vondel park.
How to get
- Bus: No. 142, 170, 172, 174, 197, 272, 758, N27, N70, N72, N74, N79, N92, N97 (Leidseplein stop).
- By tram: No. 1, 2, 5, 7, 10 (Leidseplein stop)