When the sun shines I love sitting next to the water! Even without feeling it, it just gives such a relaxing and free feeling just looking at it.
You take the (free!) ferry from Amsterdam Centraal to NDSM werf, walk 1 min and TADA! There you are. In a world full of happiness, friends, nice drinks and if you’re lucky some sunshine!
The nice thing about Pllek is that it isn’t just a nice place to hangout and have food & drinks, but you can do lots of other things as well. For example every Tuesday night in summer they have ‘Films with a view’ where you can watch a movie under the stars. Check the agenda on their website to see what movies are playing.
You don’t have to sit outside though, because there is a big inside area as well to enjoy. You can sit at the bar, upstairs or on one of the big tables downstairs. Maybe you can even find a couch close to the window so you can still enjoy the view.
You sit inside but with the high ceiling and spacious place it still kinda feels like you are outside, except for the fact that you are nice and warm!
Oh and if I didn’t mention it yet… they have great nacho’s (but also great dinner options)!
When you enter the place you can already see the artwork at the entrance, one of the first things that shows you how Pllek created an amazing atmosphere in an industrial kinda way. They have art exhibitions sometimes inside as well, at the moment a selection of the exhibition ‘Body Art’ (now in Tropen Museum) is shown at the gallery in Pllek until the 7th of July.
These kind of places always make me feel very relaxed and kinda like you’re in another place for a little bit, which is great! Another good thing is that, it is right next to the IJ-hallen, where they have the biggest flea market of Europe one weekend per month!
Anyways, if you see the sun shine and you’re looking for a good place to go… this is a great option!
Lots of love,