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Leidseplein - Things to Know Before Visiting

Leidseplein, 1017 PT Amsterdam, Netherlands

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About Leidseplein

Leidseplein is a square in central Amsterdam, Netherlands. It lies in the Weteringschans neighbourhood, immediately northeast of the Singelgracht. It is one of the busiest centres for nightlife in the city. Historically, the square was the end of the road from Leiden; it served as a parking lot for horse-drawn traffic. Today, modern traffic travels through the square and side streets are packed with restaurants and nightclubs.


Attractions Near Leidseplein

Amsterdam Pipe Museum
Amsterdam Pipe Museum0.21km from Leidseplein

The Amsterdam Pipe Museum is a museum in Amsterdam dedicated to smoking pipes, tobacco, and related paraphernalia. It presents an overview of fashion and design in smoking pipes. The exhibition spans a period of 2,500 years, with exciting objects from five continents. In the meantime, the museum has been renovated and looks radiant again.

P.C. Hooftstraat
P.C. Hooftstraat0.43km from Leidseplein

The P.C. Hooftstraat is a shopping street in Amsterdam, Netherlands. In 1876 it was named after Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft (1581–1647), a Dutch historian, poet and playwright. The street is located in the stadsdeel Amsterdam Oud-Zuid and runs from the Stadhouderskade to the Vondelpark. It is crossed by the Hobbemastraat and the Van Baerlestraat.

Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography

Huis Marseille is Amsterdam's 1st photography museum. It is housed in two 17th century canal houses and has a library, museum store and its own collection. The museum is housed in a residence built around 1665 for a French merchant, and contains 13 exhibition spaces and a restored room in Louis XIV style; the building was restored and the museum extended into the adjacent building in 2007–2013.

Rijksmuseum
Rijksmuseum0.46km from Leidseplein

The Rijksmuseum is the museum of the Netherlands. Its world-famous masterworks from the Dutch Golden Age include the Milkmaid by Vermeer and Rembrandt's Night Watch. The museum is located at the Museum Square in the borough Amsterdam South, close to the Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and the Concertgebouw. It has on display 8,000 objects of art and history.

Diamant Museum
Diamant Museum0.48km from Leidseplein

The Diamond Museum Amsterdam is a museum located at the Museumplein in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The museum was founded in 2007 by Ben Meier of Coster Diamonds. The permanent collection consists of diamond jewelry and gives background information about diamonds.

Museum of the Canals
Museum of the Canals0.53km from Leidseplein

The Museum of the Canals located inside a townhouse dating back to the middle of the 17th century that's been the home of numerous Dutch merchants. While the exhibitions on the canals are the main draw, the museum is also worth visiting for its interiors—one room features wallpaper dating back to 1776.

Where is Leidseplein

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The province that houses the largest city and capital of Netherlands- Amsterdam.

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