Leidseplein Square and Rembrandt Square are the main entertainment areas of Amsterdam. Small wonder; Leidseplein offers a wide range of options for a great night out. Cinemas, discos, theaters and a casino are located right on the square or within easy walking distance. If you want to go clubbing or feel like a nice meal, this is the place to come to. The square boasts Holland’s best-known coffee-shop The Bulldog and music temple De Melkweg (The Milky Way). Other music venue Paradiso is just a stone’s throw away.
- Cinemas, nightclubs, theaters, and restaurants. You will find them all on Leidseplein square.
- In summer, order a drink on the terrace and enjoy the sun.
- Fans of Art Nouveau should definitely check out the American Hotel.
Entertainment at Leidseplein Square
Leidseplein offers great entertainment during the summer months. While you enjoy a drink in the sun, musicians, jugglers and mime players entertain you. As you expected, after they finish their act they come and ask you for some small change. For real theater you can visit the Stadsschouwburg Theater at the corner of Marnixstraat and Leidseplein. A very impressive building indeed. Dutch football club Ajax thinks so too. Whenever its first team becomes champion of the Dutch football league, the players stand on the balcony of this theater to be cheered at by rejoicing supporters.
Opposite the Stadsschouwburg lies the American Hotel. It boasts famous pub and restaurant Americain. If you enjoy a cup of coffee in stylish surroundings do come and order one here. The original art nouveau/art deco interior is almost fully intact.