Pluk de Nacht film festival

Pluk de Nacht film festival

Aug 25, 2021Sep 12, 2021
Films start around 9pm
Various venues
Amsterdam, Utrecht
11,50 euros (includes a free drink)

Due to the measures in place due to the coronavirus please check the official page of this event for any possible further details on cancellation / postponement.

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. Films start around 9pm.

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. Pets are allowed!

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. 

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.

Special film programme for kids

This year there's a special programme for kids. Pluk Mini takes place on August 29 in Amsterdam.

Pluk de Nacht 2020 in two Dutch cities

Pluk de Nacht will make the following appearances this year:


  • August 25-September 4
  • GVB Ferry, Het Stenen Hoofd, Westerdoksdijk 705-C, 1013 BX Amsterdam


  • September 8-12
  • Nijverheid, Utrecht

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.

Coronavirus measures

During the Pluk de Nacht events in Utrecht and Amsterdam, there will be assigned seating, as a safety measure in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Parents should not that at the event for kids on August 29, entrance is free, but accompanying adults need to show a corona entry pass, due to the fact that there are no fixed seats at this particular event.

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