When is the festival taking place in 2017?
What time does the film start?
As soon as it starts to get dark, around 21.00h, things start off with a short film. When the sun has set, the feature film will start. Make sure to be there on time to get a good spot!
What are the opening hours?
The bar and the outside seating open every day at 15.00h, the food trucks open at 16.00h.
Is there an entrance fee?
Admission to Pluk de Nacht in Amsterdam and Utrecht is free. You can support Pluk by buying a beer at the bar, reserving a deckchair or dropping something in the donation box.
How can I rent a deckchair?
You can book a seat online, simply by choosing the city, date and amount of your choice. You donation helps to make the festival possible! Are there no more chairs available through the website? Not to worry, there are usually plenty of patio chairs left in front of the bars. You can also rent a blanket at the location. It’s greatly appreciated if you return your deckchair and blanket after the movie.
What kind of films should I expect?
All of the films at Pluk de Nacht have had great success at big international festivals, but still never reached Dutch theatres. Pluk de Nacht shows remarkable documentaries, animation, short and feature films that were not release in the Netherlands or, if they were, only reached a small audience. Read more about the festival’s mission.
What if it rains?
The show will always go on, so if the rain does pour down, the screening will continue inside.
Which languages and subtitles are used?
All films are either English spoken or have English subtitles.
How can I support Pluk de Nacht?
You can book a seat and make a donation. By buying a drink or snack at the bar, you’ll also help the festival. You can follow the festival on Facebook or by signing up for the newsletter (Dutch only).
Is there something to eat and drink available?
Yes, Pluk de Nacht will provide a stuffed bar and tasty bites to fill all hungry tummies. Read more about this at Food & Drinks.
May I bring my own?
You may, within reason. Please keep in mind that Pluk de Nacht’s continued existence depends on people buying a drink at our bar. If you decide to bring your own, please clean up the litter.
Where is Pluk de Nacht located?
Ever since the very first edition Pluk de Nacht has taken place at the Stenen Hoofd, an old pier in the former harbour in the IJ river in Amsterdam-West. You’ll find detailed directions on the Locations page.
Where can I park my bike?
There are bike racks on and around the festival site. Please do not park your bike outside of these racks and especially don’t leave it where it might block the festival entrance.
Is there anything else I need to know?
Pluk de Nacht expects nothing else from you than what is common sense. Safety is most important, so please help us in keeping emergency exits free. Unfortunately bonfires are no longer allowed on the Stenen Hoofd. Also, it would be greatly appreciated if you place your empty beer bottles in the collection crates, throw garbage in the bins and return your chairs.