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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  • It's just a good place to stay. There's a dilma tea lounge and there's no other place to stay. There are more bearfoot, too. The food was very good. Of course, if you don't have time, it's a good place to visit. There's a lot of things that's representative.
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  • The former hospital has been converted into a nice arcade building, several restaurants also with outdoor area, price rather high, cozy to sit. Shops sparse, only the Odel Luv offers good and tasteful souvenirs.
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  • This is a must place to visit in Colombo. The architecture of the buildings is fascinating and a casual stroll checking out the shops is recommended. There are some great restaurants in and around thi...  more »
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  • Awesome ambience and aura. The place remains live even at 1 am in the morning/night. The area is spread with lots of pubs and shopping area and is a delight to be at. The nearby big hotels like Hilton, Grand Oriental Hotel and so on have lots of tourists flooding into the area and that just adds to the overall charm of the place. The Dutch hospital serves more as a landmark for these night area in my opinion.
  • Excellent place to chill. Lot of options to explore my favourite being 'Next innings'. It gives a very good vibe. It also has the famous Ministry of Crabs. You can chill in any of the lounges they have or just roam around during the evening. We liked it so much on our visit to Colombo that we came here everyday during our stay.
  • Very good conditions here in Colombo. Foods like sea foods,Crab,Soft drinks and others are there..Great to have celebrations or any kinds of parties. Facilitated place for outdoor exhibitions. Clean place with few hotel services.. Number of traditional foods and services are there. Good place to held exhibitions. Have better environment for kids as well.different able accessibility facilities.
  • Got something for everyone. Can do a bit of shopping, lunch and dinner, drinks and also a spa! Have gone to the the spa here and it's just great. Might need to book. But at the back, there's few more pubs as well. Great place to hang out day and even night.
  • Very competent revitalization of the building and surroundings set for a perfect setting. The sensitivity gone into the design and makeover rid marvelous and something others need to learn and reapply. A very vibrant atmosphere with good eating joints and shops you can easily spend a couple of hours here. The history of the Gaulle fort only adds to the experience! Must go!
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