Wolvendaal Church

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  • Address: Wolfendhal Street, Pettah Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +94-0112360577
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Church, Religious Site, View Point

The 1749 Wolvendaal Church is the most important Dutch building in Sri Lanka. When the church was built, this area was a wilderness beyond the city walls. The Europeans mistook the packs of roaming jackals for wolves, and the area became known as Wolf’s Dale, or Wolvendaal in Dutch.

The church is in the form of a Greek cross, with walls 1.5m thick, but the real treasure is its Dutch furniture. The Dutch governors had a special pew made with elegant carved ebony chairs, and the workmanship in the wooden pulpit, baptismal font and lectern is just as beautiful. The stone floor includes the elaborate tombstones to long-forgotten Dutch governors and colonists.

Wolvendaal Church Travel Tips

  • Masses are offered in Tamil and English on Sundays.

How to Reach Wolvendaal Church

  • 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.

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  • Wolvendaal Church Address: Wolfendhal Street, Pettah Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Wolvendaal Church Contact Number: +94-0112360577
  • Wolvendaal Church Timing: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Wolvendaal Church(preferred time): 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Wolvendaal Church: 00:30 Mins
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  • 51.74% of people who visit Colombo include Wolvendaal Church in their plan

  • 47.23% of people start their Wolvendaal Church visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Wolvendaal Church

Monday, Tuesday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Wolvendaal Church

People normally club together Pettah Mosques and Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara while planning their visit to Wolvendaal Church.

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