The Leidseplein Square in Amsterdam city stands opposite the Vondelpark, right on the verge of the Leidsestraat road. The term Leidseplein translates to the ‘Leiden Square’, and the place is a transport hub for all those who tour Amsterdam, as plenty of tramlines intersect the Leidseplein Square for broader transportation purpose.
Navigating the Leidseplein Square
Near the Leidseplein Square, Museumplein will take an approximately 15-minute walk if you take a turn from Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen. Take the tramlines 1, 2, or 5 from Amsterdam’s central station and get down at the Leidseplein stop once the tram instructs. Those who tour Amsterdam on foot usually get to the Leidseplein square from anywhere in the city by following the instructions of their tour guide.
Seeing Sights in Leidseplein Square
Visitors can get to the eastern side of Leidseplein square for seeing some street performers perform in broad daylight. From the acrobatic break-dancer to the freestyle jazzer, the Leidseplein Square in Amsterdam always throws something to attract and entertain everyone. In the Parisian summer, the pub-crawls usually become an amusing sight in Leidseplein Square to see.
Spending Leisure Time in Leidseplein Square
Popular music venues namely Melkweg and Paradiso can be found here, where nightclubs and Irish pubs line up the street. If you go to the Melkweg music venue, you could listen to the concert of Letz Zep. The rock band stages concerts in the Leidseplein square in loving tribute to the Led Zeppelin band – the brainchild behind “Stairway to Heaven”.
Once Led Zeppelin footman, Robert Plant, even said that watching the Letz Zep band perform on stage was like watching himself perform live. As the Leidseplein Square, the Museumplein, and other streets reside nearby the canal ring area in Amsterdam city, you can enjoy the music on those relaxing waterways too.
Home to the Canal Ring Area
The city of Amsterdam is fondly called as the Venice of The North, and Leidseplein Square is home to the canal ring area. When you tour Amsterdam on foot and visit the canal ring area, you could visit many shopping malls and services in Leidseplein that may be useful to you. Toward the southern banks of the canal ring in Leidseplein resides the large branch of ABN Amro, the international bank. A large taxi rank can also be spotted in Leidseplein square alongside the stops for the night bus routes.