Pllek, Amsterdam – OMG! I was not expecting this in a shipping container

The main purpose of our trip to Amsterdam was to join friends to help celebrate a 60th birthday.

Our good friend Mo had made plans for the Saturday night that involved us all meeting at Amsterdam Central Station. From here we walked to the ferry terminal which offers free ferries to amongst other locations NDSM.

We walked along a covered road with beautiful tiled walls.

NSDM is a former shipyard on the banks of the River IJ in Amsterdam Noord.

We had no idea where we were going .. our host just said that we were looking for Pllek when we disembarked.

There was little to see as it was dark, however we followed directions given by Google Maps.

Finally we arrived at a stack of shipping containers… clearly we were at the right location, but apart from the sign there were just open container doors to guide us.

As we entered the container we were presented with low lighting, graffiti walls and plastic screened sheets as doors.

Our friend Mo had chosen well! This was a real surprise venue. It had great atmosphere and character.

The music was provided by the in house DJ and the place was absolutely buzzing.

I was not expecting a place like this, but further research showed me since that this is a real trendy area of Amsterdam and one that I would come back to again.

For more info about Pllek click here