Leidse Square (Leidseplein) is a square at the southern end of Amsterdam’s central canal ring, almost facing the popular Vondelpark. Leidseplein serves as a transport hub in the city. There is a number of tram lines intersecting here, as well as a centre for nightlife and shopping.
A lot of entertaining services to be found here. A common fixture of this entertainment focused square is the street performers. From acrobatic break-dancing to freestyle jazz on the double bass, there is always something to see.
During the summer, the other side of Leidse Square is taken up by the terraces of the bars lining the square. Here, tourists and locals sit back and relax with a drink while taking a break in their shopping trip or on their way to the nearby Museum Square to take in more sights. During winter time the terraced area is covered by an outdoor skate rink. Hot food stalls appear throughout the square.
For visiting the center of Amsterdam and the larger Region of Amsterdam you may buy the Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket for 1-2-3 days.
Only going travel inside the city of amsterdam? Then a normal Amsterdam Travel Ticket is a better choice. Also available for 1-2-3 days.
The public transportation of Amsterdam is operatred by the company GVB. They control the Metro’s, buses and trams and you need a public transport chip card or another valid ticket, such as a GVB ticket or an Amsterdam travel ticket. See more information about tickets and the OV chip card on: public-transport-amsterdam