Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, Colombo

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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. To find out how to plan a trip to Colombo, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Dutch hospital is a eating and drinking joint just opposite to Hilton it is just a normal dining joint and people can sit outside and dine and drink  more »
  • I expected lot of stores but surprising there are few like Barefoot, Odel and few others. The stores are expensive . The best part of this precinct is the restaurant Ministry of Crab.  more »
  • A very serene place with shopping and great food options. Although a small place but worth the visit. I loved sitting outside on the benches and observing the surroundings and the pigeons there. The s...  more »
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  • The restored Dutch hospital of Old now in its full glory with a eclectic collection of shops, pubs, dining, fine dining and miscellaneous boutiques. A rustic place with great ambiance to dine, shop or just hang out. Being at the heart of Fort many other attractions and hotels are just round the corner. A worthwhile stop for the tourist looking to pickup a souvenir or maybe just a beer.
  • 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!
  • 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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