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Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, Colombo

Categories: Shopping Malls, Shopping
Inspirock Rating:
3.7/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
As the oldest building in the area, Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct offers historical colonial architecture in addition to its fine shops and restaurants. Originally used as a hospital by the Dutch in the 17th century, the attraction was later transformed into a shopping and dining precinct. Pick up souvenirs, such as clothing, jewelry, handicrafts, and artworks, or find outside seating where you can sip wine and watch passersby. Wander around the two large courtyards and keep an eye out for street musicians, theater performances, and art exhibitions, too. For Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct and beyond, use our Colombo vacation route planner to get the most from your Colombo vacation.
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  • i only did a little bit of window shopping. when i did go in, some shops did not stock items that were popularly in demand. cost is high too. i guess the high overheads are taken into account. anyway ...  read more »
  • With a number of eating outlets, Dutch hospital is definitely a lively and an interesting place to hang out. There are a number of interesting restaurants including the ministry of crab which is a Mic...  read more »
  • Nice relaxed area to wander. Touristy shops and nice restaurants. Clean toilets. When we were there a band was playing in the evening. Tried to get in to ministry of crab for lunch but very full. 
  • 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.
  • Lovely place to hang around and enjoy some good food, drinks and live music (evenings).
  • Dinning and little bit of souvenir shopping. Highly recommend for fantastic food collection. Nice restaurants!
  • Best visited in the evening Dutch Hospital is one of the best places to hang out and chill with friends. The shopping areas and restaurants/pubs have a wide variety available. Tends to get very crowded from Fridays through the weekend. Very clean and maintained well.
  • Nice place... good food... but expensive.
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