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Old Dutch Hospital

Centrepiece of the ever-more vibrant Fort, The Old Colombo Dutch Hospital (known as The Dutch Hospital ) is considered to be the oldest building in the Colombo Fort. It is now a heritage building and a shopping and dining precinct. Enjoy a pause for a cold drink amid the incredibly thick columns of its arcades. An annex has now opened in a 19th-century British building on the backside that faces Chatham St.

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Ticket / Cost / Expenses
Time people usually spend here:
2.5 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
6.9336783°N, 79.8429574°E
Distance from Colombo city center to Old Dutch Hospital
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Opening and Closing Timings:

Monday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Thursday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Friday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Sunday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Read traveller's reviews about Old Dutch Hospital..

Overall Rating:4.2

  '5' out of 5
"Very nice place to loiter in the evenings. Really lovely ambience with a famous restaurant specializing in crabs. I was told it's owner is the famous srilankan cricketer called sanagakara"
  '4' out of 5
"Best area from the surround for group up with your friends sitting on outdoor sheets chill and eat what you like. Few restaurants in there. So noo fear about foods. Good place. Evening time much recommended. "
  '5' out of 5
"Default hangout place of almost everyone from groups to couples. The taphouse, Colombo Fort cafe, and the other restaurants liven up every night of this place. There are a lot of must-drink-at bars here and a must-checkout-atmosphere "
  '5' out of 5
"Lovely place to hang around and enjoy some good food, drinks and live music (evenings)."
  '5' out of 5
"Dinning and little bit of souvenir shopping. Highly recommend for fantastic food collection. Nice restaurants! "

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