Skip to Content

Amsterdam Bar In Koh Phangan – A Complete Guide

Amsterdam Bar Koh Phangan is where you’ll find the best Koh Phangan sunset. With good vibes and views overlooking the ocean, here’s all you need to know.

How To Get To Amsterdam Bar Koh Phangan

Amsterdam Bar Koh Phangan is located on the East Coast of the island just up from the Pier. It’s one of the Koh Phangan viewpoints and is easy enough to get to.

If you’re looking for transport to and from Koh Phangan, you can pre-book all of your Lomprayah transfers.

We stayed in the Thong Sala area of Koh Phangan and rented scooters for 180 Baht per day.

It’s definitely the easiest way to explore the island and took roughly 10 minutes to reach Amsterdam Bar Koh Phangan from Thong Sala Pier.

For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.

Amsterdam Bar Opening Times

Amsterdam Bar is open daily: 5pm – 12am.

Wanderers & Warriors - Charlie & Lauren UK Travel Couple - Amsterdam Bar Koh Phangan Sunset Koh Phangan
Heading up for an Amsterdam Bar Koh Phangan Sunset

Best Time To Visit Amsterdam Bar + Tips

The best time to visit Koh Phangan is between December and March, when the weather is dry and sunny.

The Amsterdam Bari is a vibrant and cool place to visit at any time but if you can be there for sunset you are definitely in for a treat.

We recommend arriving an hour, if not earlier, before sunset to try and find yourself a spot. The cushions really do fill up fast as it’s the most talked about bar on the island.

Around 4:30pm would be a good time to get there, so that you can beat the crowds and grab a fruit shake/cocktail with plenty of time to spare.

What To Pack

Photography Camera


Day Bag

Power Bank

Reusable Water Bottle


Lightweight Rain Jacket

Quick Dry Towel


Lifeproof Phone Case

Dry Bag

What To Expect At Amsterdam Bar Koh Phangan

As the intro states, one of the best places to catch a Koh Phangan sunset is at Amsterdam Bar Koh Phangan.

It’s a bit of a climb to reach, unless you take a taxi/scooter to the top of the hill, but totally worth it for the amazing views.

Wanderers & Warriors - Amsterdam Bar Koh Phangan Sunset Koh Phangan
A view of the bottom deck from the top, overlooking the stunning Koh Phangan sunset

People head to Amsterdam Bar Koh Phangan mainly to chill, smoke weed and catch a memorable sunset.

We visited twice whilst on the island and the vibe was always the same. Not rowdy or full of backpackers but relaxed and family friendly.

With reggae music and good energy all around, Amsterdam Bar Koh Phangan will be the sunset spot you won’t forget.

Wanderers & Warriors - Amsterdam Bar Koh Phangan Sunset Koh Phangan
An idea of how busy it gets at Amsterdam Bar Koh Phangan. This is on the top tier…

Asides From Sunset

Not only is Amsterdam Bar one of the most popular sunset spots on the island but it also has bungalows perched on the hillside available for rent. 

These little houses are consistently busy, creating a homely feel to anyone walking into the bar.

There are two different levels at this bar and from the top deck is where Amsterdam Bar Koh Phangan gives you the best panoramic view of the whole west coast of the island.

There is also a swimming pool on the lower level, for those that really want to chill.

Wanderers & Warriors - Charlie & Lauren UK Travel Couple - Amsterdam Bar Koh Phangan Sunset Koh Phangan
The steps between the lower deck and upper deck
Wanderers & Warriors - Charlie & Lauren UK Travel Couple - Amsterdam Bar Koh Phangan Sunset Koh Phangan
Overlooking the Gulf of Thailand

Where To Stay In Koh Phangan

Luxury – Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas

Located along beautiful Tong Nai Pan Noi Beach, Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas offers spacious villas and suites with free WiFi, private pool and terrace.

It also features a fitness room. With a modern Thai design villas and suites feel very traditional.

Situated in a garden setting, rooms comes with a 32-inch LCD TV with Apple TV, home entertainment system and iPod docking station.

Mid-Budget – Le Divine Comedie Beach Resort

Le Divine Comedie Beach Resort features a unique and stylish design with a private terrace.

This beachfront property boasts an outdoor infinity pool and on-site parking facilities. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel. 

Le Divine Comedie Beach Resort is located 5 miles away from Haad Rin.

Each room has its own character. The rooms include air conditioning, a minibar and a safety deposit box. All en suite bathrooms come with free toiletries and shower facilities.

Budget – Oasis Hostel

Situated in Thongsala, within 900 yards of Thongsala Pier and 650 yards of Thongsala Walking Street, OASIS hostel offers free WiFi.

All rooms feature a kitchen and a shared bathroom. Thong Sala is a 7-minute walk from the property. 

All units at the hostel come with a seating area. Guest rooms will provide guests with a microwave. 

A continental breakfast is available daily at the property.

For more places to stay in Koh Phangan, you can click here for the latest on

More Thailand Blogs

Koh Phangan Viewpoints – The Bar Views You HAVE To See

Don’t Miss These Awesome Things To Do On Koh Phangan

The Best Things To Do On Koh Tao – Our Ultimate Guide

The 7 Best Things To Do In Koh Samui

Pin It For Later!

Amsterdam Bar In Koh Phangan Guide