There are several bars on Koh Phangan that are heard by every second tourist, and this every second tourist will definitely find time to get a personal set of selfies in a cult place. Amsterdam Bar is one of them. Due to its location, concept and easy accessibility, the bar attracts a lot of young people who have flown to Koh Phangan from all over the world. I would especially note that the place is exactly partying and young, because you will not be able to find solitude and complete tranquility here. How is it normal to swim in the pool, or have a tasty and inexpensive dinner.
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AmstArdam Bar, as planned by the organizers, was supposed to remind of the frivolous atmosphere of Amsterdam, but at the same time be distinguished by a stellar naming. And the star in English will be «star», probably everyone who has not even learned English knows this. For a more obvious association, in the bar logo instead of the central letter «BUT» a star is inserted, but this does not help much, and for the whole of Phangan this bar was, is and remains «Bar Amsterdam». Pay attention to the photo before starting the ascent to the bar, and to the multi-colored name of the bar in front of the stairs - it says AmstArdam and this is not a mistake of Thai artisans.
There are two main opinions about the institution itself, and as I see it, they belong to two types of people. The former love to meet the sunset in silence and relaxation, and they remain disappointed. And the latter, at the same time, do not mind listening to loud music and bumping elbows with neighbors, so they belong «comes in» the first time. All of them come to Amsterdam Bar, primarily due to the popular belief that the bar has a magnificent view of the sunset sea. The view is really gorgeous and deserves a separate visit, but besides the sunset, there is also a swimming pool, a two-level building without a roof, cocktails and a kitchen.
It is better to stop on the upper tier: there the location is more comfortable and the view is more interesting, and you will not have to hustle among people sitting on plastic furniture, and the music is quieter. So let's say, the lower deck is for party and alcohol, the upper deck is for relax and rasta. Even though I said that there is really a huge crowd here in the evenings, but it decreases sharply an hour after sunset. People, of course, will still be too many in the season, but already the norm.
Cocktails and food in Pangan Amsterdam are not the best and are also expensive. The pool is a little dirty and small, given the number of people who flock here in the evening. And I really don't want to jump into the water teeming with people, especially in the evening. This is not an infinity, where you could recline on the very edge of the pool with a glass of pineapple neck and be imbued with the colors of the sunset sky. And sitting in a paddling pool and looking at the feet of people around is an unpleasant pleasure..
Shoes, which must be taken off at the entrance, are best kept in plain sight or removed so that no one who is drunk can put them on by mistake. On the official page of Amsterdam Bara, it is normal for the next morning to start looking for missing items..
Those who are extremely negative about the Rasta theme should not go here even for the sake of sunset. Only spoil your nerves, there more than 90% of visitors smoke. Lovers of silence and relaxation at most once «for show, for daily visits only for party lovers.
Information to visit
Admission is free, use of the pool is also free. The day off is Tuesday and Sunday, and on other days the institution opens from 12 noon to 12 noon. If you want to take a table, you must arrive no later than 5 pm.
Parking is free. But at the very top, the site is small and be careful, the entrance is very steep, it will be difficult for beginners. You can leave the bike at the bottom, but then you will have to walk all the way up the hill..
The food is so-so. The prices are high. Fresh coconut 100 baht, cocktail 200 baht.
If you want to sit in a relaxed atmosphere and without a party, then either come in the afternoon or after sunset, or go to a nearby Top Rock Bar (also Rasta bar).
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One of the best views in Koh Phangan and the most popular bar on the island.
More about the bar.
One of the best views in Koh Phangan and the most popular bar on the island. More about the bar.