Old Dutch Hospital

Currently Open [Closes at 10:00 pm]
  • Address: Street Bank of Ceylon Mawatha, Col 1, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
  • Tags: Historical Site, Entertainment, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Architecture

About Old Dutch Hospital, Colombo

As the name suggests, a former hospital of the Dutch, this colonial era complex is now rejuvenated to become a city centre of Colombo. Centrepiece of the newly vibrant Fort, this construction dates back to the early 1600s. The unyielding architecture astonishes the on-lookers and is an ideal hang out in the evenings.

Lavishly restored, it is home to shops, cafes and restaurants run by some of Colombo’s best operators. Enjoy a pause for a cold drink amid the incredibly thick columns of its arcades.

How To reach Old Dutch Hospital by Public Transport

  • You can take the cool kangaroo radio cab, the ace cab or rent a taxi service. The cheapest and easiest way is to hire the tuk-tuk.

Restaurants Near Old Dutch Hospital

  • Colombo Fort Cafe- burgers and salads
  • AVP Restaurant

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Things to Know Before Visiting Old Dutch Hospital

  • 95% of people who visit Colombo include Old Dutch Hospital in their plan

  • 40.15% of people start their Old Dutch Hospital visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Old Dutch Hospital

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

86.04% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Old Dutch Hospital

People normally club together The National Museum Of Colombo and Pettah Mosques while planning their visit to Old Dutch Hospital.

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Old Dutch Hospital, Colombo Reviews

  • Very beautiful in the evening to spend time with your family. Great courtyard to sit and enjoy. Can be crowded in evening and weekends. There are restaurants, shops and bars. Evening time is a best time to visit. Best place for local and foreign tourist to visit. Enough parking space. Christmas season there are so many beautiful Christmas decorations all over the place.

  • A nice place for a dine out. Evenings would be precious with delicious meals and beer while enjoying live music play. Cool winds crossover the premises during the evening making it more interesting. Generally, it is heavily crowded and it seems every foreigner would love to visit the place. During christmas season it becomes more interactive than ever

  • Not too much shopping in the area. Spa Ceylon is located there, however. Plus an alleyway full of paintings and artists. Many restaurants located there including Black Pepper and Ministry of Crab that are pretty busy and well frequented by foreigners and the upper class Sri Lankans. Lively, lovely area overall if you want a night out on the town. Plus there were different bands performing around the area near the restaurants.

  • One of the best place for a dine out in colombo. Evenings are more colourful than the day time. Good restaurants with really delicious foods also many pubs for a chilling beer. Nice place for photo shoots also can enjoy live music in the evenings have good boutique hotels also good shops for a quick shopping

  • Very nice location great courtyard to sit and enjoy the ambience while sipping on some local beer and trying some of the seafood and fresh ocean produce the country is famous for.. you can download. Spot of curio shopping as well in the complex itself and get some good tea to take home for friends..

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