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. This makes it easy to travel back and forth from Leidseplein.
There is a lot of entertainment 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. There is not only plenty of entertainment, but from here you can walk to the canals. The Leidse square gives a city feeling because of the typical Dutch buildings surrounding it.
During the summer, the Leidse Square is a meeting place because of the many terraces that cover the square. Here, tourists and locals sit back, 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. The nightlife on the Leidse Square is vibrant. Every night, clubs and bars are open.
For visiting the center of Amsterdam and the larger Region of Amsterdam you can 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.
If you plan to travel for more days through The Netherlands, you could better choose for the temporary (‘lease’) OV-chipkaart which is the official transportation card for all public transportation!
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