Old Dutch Hospital, Colombo

Old Dutch Hospital - A Quick Overview


Address: Street Bank of Ceylon Mawatha, Col 1, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Timings: 09:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

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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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Old Dutch Hospital, Colombo Reviews

  • One of the trendiest parts of the Colombo city! Basically this is the old hospital area which they have revamped! This place has some of the trendiest drinking spots in town and there are a variety of places to choose from a normal pub like atmosphere to a more upscale rooftop bar and restaurant! The road adjoining which is called the hospital street is very famous for hosting various art, jazz and street food festivals on a monthly basis and attracts locals as well as tourists to this area! A must try place for a tourist to hangout and experience a different upscale side of the Colombo city

  • Great hangout location. Several choices of high-end restaurants and cafe. Open, calm, hangout ambiance in the middle of hustle of uptown Colombo. Great for meeting up, Lunching, a casual drink. But can get busy in the evening. . . Few shops for a quick pickup of a souvenir or a reading. But not the greatest location for spending big!

  • What a nice place to have a cool time with your loved once. There are so many types of stores all over here. You can buy foods and drinks and can have them on outdoor seats. It is such a beautiful view it gives in evening. Specially with a cool or hot drink it will make more awesome. Specially this is Christmas season neh, so there are so many beautiful Christmas decorations all over the place. Specially there are food fests through out every months. Try that out too...

  • Have been there since it's opening many times. Excellent place to chill with family and friends. Nice Ambience as well. Slipknot is the best band and superb every time I have listened to them. For a weekday or weekend evening the best place in Colombo to meetup over drinks. Highly recommend.

  • It's nice. Great but expensive seafood restaurants. Gift shop with local products including tea, spices and cinnamon toothpicks! The building looks great as well.

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