Outdoor cinema in Amsterdam

Pluk de Nacht (or Seize the Night) was originally created after the organisers witnessed great talent and fine works of cinematic art missing out on getting picked up by Dutch distributors. As a result they seized the opportunity to bring these unique offerings of not-yet-released films to Amsterdam’s summer nights.

Genres range from absurd rom-coms, indie and arthouse cinema to haunting horror flicks, documentary or animation. Many of the films are plucked from a star crop featured at the major international film festivals and are screened in English or subtitled. Each night features a short film and a feature film.

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This festival takes place at Het Stenen Hoofd (a short walk west from Amsterdam Central Station). The pop-up multiplex projects the films on a sky-high screen at an idyllic waterside location. Supplying deckchairs and campfires, guests can also grab a bite to eat, a beer or cocktails too. And those wanting to kick on past the film can head to the disco.

Cinema under the stars

Check the Pluk de Nacht website for more information. Learn more about open-air cinema in Amsterdam.