Pllek is almost entirely built out of orange and blue used shipping containers and is easily recognized from the IJ when taking the ferry. You can compare Pllek to a creative oasis of peace where one can escape the hastiness of the city.
Just a short ferry ride from Centraal Station or Westerdoksdijk (when you are staying at Yays Zoutkeetsgracht and Yays Bickersgracht), Pllek gives you the feeling of being on a beach holiday. Beer in hand, organic food, feet in the sand and live music, what else do you want from a hangout in the artsy Amsterdam North neighbourhood?
Using only the best quality organic products, Pllek dishes up homemade sandwiches and fresh pressed juices. The trendy venue welcomes a diverse and alternative crowd to relax on the river beach or hang out inside by the fireplace on rainy days. Pllek also is home to Amsterdam’s largest disco ball at night! The last ferry back to the mainland leaves at midnight during the week and 1:00 on the weekends.
Pllek organises events for people of every age. From kids programs to yoga on Sunday morning to swinging cultural evenings, Pllek is your go-to spot in Amsterdam this summer! Check out the agenda on their Facebook page.
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