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Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, Colombo

(3.8/5 based on 550+ 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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  • We only spent a day in Colombo, and the Dutch Hospital was the highlight of our time there. We went in the evening and had a very nice meal, did some shopping, and enjoyed live music. It's a great pla...  more »
  • The Dutch Hospital Precinct is beautiful but gets lost in the city buildings around it. Very expensive and touristy so we didn't buy anything for this reason a bit unfortunate for the businesses. 
  • Quite spaces and great selection of restaurants inside the complex . Open seating is quite something to sip some iced blended coffee . Also some local boutiques available . This place has history . Pe...  more »
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  • Great place to hangout on a Friday night. The live band by the bar, restaurants nearby will keep you entertained and help you enjoy the night. There is also a club nearby that is usually crowded.
  • It's not your normal shopping mall. This place is divided in colonial looking buildings with different shops. Most of them are food, pubs, and tea shops. Therr are live bands sometimes. Good place to hangout with your friends at night
  • Quite large area, many restaurants and coffee shops, it's hard to find chinese restaurant here because maybe many tourists do not get used to eat sri lankan food. Highly recommend the souvenir shop and ODEL shirts, material is very good with reasonable price. You can buy ODEL shirts in the airport with much higher price
  • This is a nice place to hangout with friends, it has many eateries inside, variety's range from fish, chicken and crabs. It also has pubs. This place is considered to be a tourist attraction as well.
  • Very nice place in colombo,good restaurant around here,must go place in colombo,youb can have a sit and enjoy tge slow life,try to buy the beans with spicy outside the street,around 200 meters from here,come out and turn left,mainly local people buy,and its street seller, 20 rupees only but nice taste,must with chilli