Leiden Square (Leidseplein) Tours

One of Amsterdam’s most famous central squares, the busy Leidseplein, or Leiden Square, claims a prime location to the South of the city’s canal ring and opposite the popular Vondelpark.

Once serving as a 17th-century transport stand for horse-drawn carriages, the square remains a vibrant center point, alive with street entertainers and freestyle jazz performers. Here, costumed acrobats and break-dancers amuse punters at the square’s many cafés, shops and restaurants. As the sun sets, the city’s notorious brown cafés, Irish pubs and music venues fill up, and the square is at its liveliest, flickering with neon and echoing with music spilling from the clubs. Melkweg and Paradiso are two of the most famous music venues, with a number of acclaimed international artists performing alongside local acts.

Whether the sun’s shining or the snow’s falling, Leidseplein remains at the heart of the city’s festivities. Throughout the summer months, café terraces sprawl out into the plaza, while the festive season brings a giant open-air ice rink and food stalls serving seasonal delicacies and hot snacks late into the night.

There’s plenty to admire even in the quietest times, with some impressive architectural landmarks dotted around the square. Passersby can marvel at the neo-Renaissance facade of the famed Stadsschouwburg theatre, now home to the Dutch National Ballet, and the impressive Art Deco building that houses the renowned American Hotel.
Location
Address: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Read More

8 Tours & Activities to Experience

times
icon-filterFilter
Clear all
Select Dates
Sort by:Default

Amsterdam Pub Crawl

Discover Amsterdam’s vibrant nightlife on an evening pub crawl with a professional party-goer guide. Explore the city’s most exuberant nightlife haunts and absorb the electric atmosphere of bars, pubs and clubs. Socialize with fellow revelers; enjoy a complimentary drink in each venue; and gain free entry to six of Amsterdam’s most popular dance bars and clubs. Sip unlimited shots between 8.30pm and 9pm and select from two different pub crawl routes depending on your interests and tastes.
  • Duration: 6 hours
From
US$20.85
See Details
  • Duration: 6 hours
From
US$20.85

Amsterdam Hit The Streets With A Local

Get a true local perspective on Amsterdam’s history, liberal culture, and hidden hotspots on a small-group walking tour led by a guide born and raised in the city. With a maximum of eight people, you’ll have plenty of space to ask questions while exploring vibrant neighborhoods like the Joordan, 9 Start Canals, and often-overlooked Prinseneiland. It's a great way to start any visit to Amsterdam away from the usual tourist track.
  • Duration: 3 hours
From
US$110.07
See Details
  • Duration: 3 hours
From
US$110.07

City Sightseeing Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Boat Option

See Amsterdam at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus tour, including the option of a hop-on hop-off tour by boat. Select a 24- or 48-hour ticket with 11 bus stops around town, enhanced by optional sightseeing around Amsterdam’s postcard-perfect network of waterways on the canal cruise. From the open-top double-decker bus you’ll pass by the Anne Frank House, National Maritime Museum, Heineken Experience and eclectic neighborhoods like Jordaan and the historical Red Light District, where you can disembark to explore.
  • Duration: 2 days
From
US$24.33
See Details
  • Duration: 2 days
From
US$24.33

Private Tour: Anne Frank Walking Tour of Amsterdam

Enrich your knowledge of Anne Frank’s early life on a private 1.5-hour walking tour of Amsterdam-Zuid. In this wealthy residential area, you’ll visit Anne Frank’s family home, first school and the shop at which she bought her famous diary. As you listen to commentary from your knowledgeable guide, you’ll discover fascinating facts about the young writer and receive undivided attention throughout the private tour. Relish the opportunity to customize your tour and conclude with a warming cup of coffee before bidding your guide farewell.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
From
US$31.86
See Details
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
From
US$31.86

Private Tour: Amsterdam City Walking Tour

Discover the delights of Amsterdam on a private 4-hour walking tour of the city’s historical and cultural highlights. With a knowledgeable private guide, go to the Museum Square where the Van Gogh Museum is located; delve into the city’s renowned houseboat culture at the Houseboat Museum; and pleasure your palate with traditional Dutch snacks at Albert Cuyp, the largest street market in the Netherlands. Then, absorb the verdant beauty of Vondelpark and delve into the poignant history of Anne Frank’s House on this comprehensive tour.
  • Duration: 4 hours
From
US$34.18
See Details
  • Duration: 4 hours
From
US$34.18

Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour with Rijksmuseum Ticket

Known as the Venice of the North, Amsterdam is home to UNESCO-listed canals stretching 62 miles. This combo hop-on hop-off boat tour pass allows you to explore Amsterdam’s scenic waterways and gives you entry to the divine Rijksmuseum, the Netherlands’ national museum. During a 24-or 48-hour period, make use of the many canal stops to explore top city attractions including the Anne Frank House. At the Rijksmuseum, stare in awe at masterpieces from the Dutch Golden Age, including Rembrandt’s ‘The Night Watch.’
  • Duration: 1 day
From
US$46.92
See Details
  • Duration: 1 day
From
US$46.92

Half-Day Tour of Red Light District and Jordaan District with Private Guide in Amsterdam

Get the inside scoop on some of the Dutch capital's most fascinating neighborhoods with a private, 5-hour walking tour of the Red Light District, Jordaan area, and other sights. Learn the background behind the city’s famously liberal attitudes towards prostitution and drug use, and let a local show you other urban highlights like the Anne Frank House, Rembrandtplein, the Begijnhof, and the lively Albert-Cuyp Market.
  • Duration: 4 hours
From
US$75.31
See Details
  • Duration: 4 hours
From
US$75.31

Private Guided Barrier-Free City Tour of Amsterdam

Explore Amsterdam's most famous sights and neighborhoods on a private, completely wheelchair-accessible tour. Specially designed for seniors and those with limited mobility, the tour can be customized to suit your interests and movement abilities for a comfortable and personalized way to explore the city's unique culture, canals, history, and architecture.
  • Duration: 4 hours
From
US$117.78
See Details
  • Duration: 4 hours
From
US$117.78


mobile_o
Having trouble booking online?
(888) 651-9785
Call (888) 651-9785