Pluk de Nacht film festival

Pluk de Nacht film festival

Sep 23, 2020Nov 13, 2020
Films start at 8.30pm
Various venues
Amsterdam, Zaandam, Utrecht
11,50 euros (includes a free drink)

Pluk de Nacht film festival

The popular open-air cinema is back! Pluk de Nacht doesn't just focus on one genre or film style in particular, but rather, a mix of anything from romantic comedies and cult classics to blockbuster action and independent documentaries await visitors. 

Outdoor film festival by night

Pluk de Nacht (Seize the Night) is an outdoor film festival by night, dedicated to sharing films that haven’t been aired in Dutch cinemas, or which have only reached a very small audience.

All year long, members of the voluntary Pluk de Nacht organisation visit international film festivals to carefully select the best cinematic works. You can expect anything to hit the screen; from tragic rural documentaries, absurd romantic comedies and animations to road movies. This year, the Amsterdam edition takes place on a ferry, in the open air, while the pop-up editions in Utrecht and Zaandam take place indoors.

Every year, Pluk de Nacht manages to create a surprising programme with various attractions that go beyond the big screen. Earlier editions of the festival saw orchestras playing the soundtracks of short films, interesting themed nights and a focus on films from specific countries. Young artists are offered a platform in more ways than just film screenings, making the festival a place where you can experience all kinds of initiatives.

Pluk de Nacht 2020 in three Dutch cities

Pluk de Nacht will make the following appearances:


  • September 23-27
  • GVB Ferry, Het Stenen Hoofd, Westerdoksdijk 705-C, 1013 BX Amsterdam
  • Outdoors


  • September 30-October 2
  • Peron E, Concordiastraat 80, 3551 EM Utrecht
  • Indoors


  • October 23-November 13
  • Project.Fabriek, Hembrugterrein, 1506 PR, Zaandam
  • Indoors

Choose your English-language films

Most screened films are English-language or in another language provided with English subtitles. Check out the Pluk de Nacht website and plan your night out at the movies! It serves as a meeting place for lovers of film, art and new media, as well as food, drinks and parties.

Book your tickets

Tickets to this renowned film festival cost 11,50 euros, including a free drink! There are beautiful, vintage-style deck chairs to lounge on - these separate seats make social distancing easy. Book your chair on the Pluk de Nacht website.

Pluk de Nacht open air cinema