August 1962 – The Leidseplein in Amsterdam, the busiest nightlife centre

Project Postcard August 1962 - Amsterdam Leidseplein canals Netherlands Nederland front

Project Postcard August 1962 - Amsterdam Leidseplein canals Netherlands Nederland back

The Leidseplein – here you can see it in year 1962 – is a square in central Amsterdam, Netherlands. Lying in the Weteringschans neighborhood (Centrum borough), the Leidseplein is immediately northeast of the Singelgracht canal. It is situated on the crossroads of the Weteringschans, the Marnixstraat, and the Leidsestraat. The Leidseplein is one of the busiest centres for nightlife in the city of Amsterdam. Historically, the square was the end of the road from Leiden, and served as a parking lot for horse-drawn traffic.


Owner of this postcard: Matias Roskos