One of our favourite Amsterdam hang outs come rain or shine, Pllek is a huge restaurant and bar made from reclaimed industrial materials (think shipping containers and scaffolding) in trendy NDSM Wharf. It’s located directly on the shores of the IJ – the river that separates Amsterdam from Amsterdam North – and it has one of the best urban beaches in Amsterdam, complete with bean bags, hammocks and DJs in the summer.

Urban beach and fire pits

If you’re visiting Amsterdam in the summer months, definitely go here. You can hang out on the beach all day (go for a swim if you’re feeling brave!) and into the evening, when things get super cosy with fire pits and DJs. In the winter they bring the fun indoors and light the indoor fire so it makes a lovely spot to curl up with some good food and watch the choppy waters outside.


Events at Pllek

Pllek has a really great event space adjoining the main restaurant, where they often host events ranging from gigs to yoga classes. In the summer they set a big screen up on the beach for their outdoor film festival, Films with a View.



Posted by: Jayne

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