When will the 2021 festival take place?
We started covered this summer, in the Project.Fabriek on the Hembrugterrein in Zaandam, we were there on 9, 10 and 11 July 2021. The regular open air film festival in Amsterdam will take place from 25 August to 4 September 2021 at the Stenen Hoofd. The edition in Utrecht will take place from 8 to 12 September 2021 at De Haventuin.
What time does the movie start?
As soon as it starts to get dark, around 9 p.m. the film programme starts. The bar opent at 7 p.m.
When will the programme be announced?
The programma is online now, you can reserve your seat here.
Is there another edition for the little ones?
Certainly, Pluk MINI will take place on Sunday afternoon, August 29 from 14.00 at the Stenen Hoofd in Amsterdam. Free entrance but adults need a coronavirus entry pass. Here you find the programme and more information about this childrens event.
What is different this year because of corona?
This year Pluk is a bit more compact than usual, without an extensive art programme, food trucks, hottubs and parties afterwards. And all visitors get a fixed seat. But we are very happy that we can be there and experience film together again under the Dutch starry sky. This year you can reserve a beach chair by buying a combi ticket in advance, good for a movie and a drink. Furthermore, we keep our distance.
Do I need a coronavirus entry pass for Pluk de Nacht?
No that’s not necessary. All visitors will be given a fixed seat and we will ensure that everyone can keep enough distance. And of course Pluk takes place in the wonderfully fresh air. We adhere to the guidelines of the RIVM at all times. If you have corona-related complaints, we explicitly ask you not to come to the festival.
Do I need a coronavirus entry pass for Pluk MINI?
Yes, that is mandatory (for adults). Pluk MINI is free of charge but we ask everyone (13+) to show a coronavirus entry pass upon arrival on Sunday afternoon, August 29, because we cannot give Pluk MINI visitors a fixed seat at the festival terrain. Because placing is impossible, we can’t guarantee the 1,5 meter rule either. The coronavirus entry pass does of course NOT apply to the minis. Also for the (regular) Pluk film screenings in the evenings you DON’T need a coronavirus entry pass.
What are the opening hours?
In Amsterdam and Utrecht, the festival site with bar/terrace is open every day at 7 p.m. On the weekend (and in warm weather) possibly a little earlier, keep an eye on our socials. During Pluk MINI we start at 2 p.m.
What does a ticket cost?
Because we have a maximum capacity this year due to the 1.5 meters, you must purchase a ticket in advance (online). Tickets cost 11.50, for a beach chair and a drink (beer, wine, coffee, tea and soft drink). Pluk MINI is free of charge. Please note: you can’t pay cash (pin only) at Pluk de Nacht.
How can I buy a ticket?
You can reserve a seat online. You simply make a reservation by indicating your city and date. It is also possible to rent a blanket on site (pin only). It is much appreciated if you return the chair and blanket after the movie.
Can I buy a ticket for a friend?
Yes, you are allowed to buy two tickets at once. If you buy two tickets at the same time you will sit next to eachother. If that’s not what you want, please buy the tickets seperately.
What kind of movies can I expect?
The films we show at Pluk de Nacht are often successful at major international film festivals, but usually do not reach Dutch cinemas. Pluk de Nacht shows remarkable feature films, beautiful documentaries, animations and short films that have never been shown in the Netherlands or have only reached a small audience.
And if it rains?
The show will go on, even when it rains. When it rains cats and dogs – it’s wise to bring a raincoat of umbrella 😉 – we will also screen the film indoors, in the Pluktent. In extreme weather conditions there is a chance that the performance will be canceled (not happened before), safety is paramount!
What languages and subtitles are used?
The films are in English or have English subtitles. The movie descriptions indicate the language in which the movie is spoken and/or subtitled.
Can I bring my dog/cat?
Yes, that is allowed if it is not too large, is kept on a leash and does not disturb the film.
How can I support Pluk de Nacht?
You can reserve a seat and by buying a beer at the bar you also help the festival. You can also follow Pluk on Facebook and Instagram or by subscribing to the newsletter (Dutch only).
Is there something to eat and drink?
Yes but don’t expect elaborate meals this year. Pluk de Nacht provides a full bar and there are also some tasty snacks available. Please note: you can only pay by card at the bar.
Can I bring something myself?
Keep in mind that Pluk de Nacht can only exist if visitors buy a snack or drink at the bar. If you decide to bring your own, please clean up the trash.
Can I bring my children?
Sure, but check whether the film is suitable for your offspring because they are obviously not selected for that. On Sunday 29 August we are organising a special afternoon for children in Amsterdam: Pluk MINI.
Where can I find Pluk de Nacht?
Pluk de Nacht has been taking place since the first edition in Amsterdam on the Stenen Hoofd, an old pier in the former harbor area on the IJ in Amsterdam West. In Utrecht the festival will take place at ‘de Haventuin‘.
Where can I park my bicycle?
Bicycle racks have been placed on and around the festival site. Please do not place your bicycle outside these racks, and certainly not in front of the entrance to the festival site.
Is there anything else I should know?
Pluk de Nacht expects nothing more from you than some common sense. Safety is of course very important, so we keep emergency exits clear and fires are only possible in the fire pits we have available on site. We also really appreciate it if you put empty bottles in the crates, throw waste in the appropriate bins and return beach chairs.
When was the festival founded?
Pluk was founded 18 years ago by a couple of friends with a great love for film. The aim is to let as many people as possible enjoy films that were not released in the Netherlands or that have only reached a small audience.
How important are the volunteers?
Very very important! Without volunteers no festival. From the early days Pluk has been organised and realised by a large group of volunteers who put all their creativity and energy into the festival. From a week before the festival, the location will be swept clean and transformed into an atmospheric festival site. For a few years now, Pluk can not only be found in Amsterdam, but also in Utrecht.
Hope you now know everything you wanted to know. If not, drop us an email. Hopefully we will meet you at Pluk this year!