Dutch Period Museum, Colombo

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  • August 11, 2017
    In Sri Lanka so much refers to the time when the Dutch held sway there that you definitely Princestreet 96, the Dutch Period Museum in Pettah Colombo should go. Or you this now before or after the tour through the country does it shall in all cases be fun. You recognized very much that in Netherlands also.
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  • July 25, 2017
    In the commercial district of Petah, a 10-minute walk from the Centre, narrow streets with a multitude of small shops and a human vehicles agglomeration, carriages, tuk tuks and very modest houses, hopeless already, appears a mole with columns which is the Dutch period Museum. We arrived about 3 in the afternoon, door ajar, with a sign that says that the Museum is closed for renovation. Decisively, we enter to ask with the intention of seeing the beautiful courtyard of the photos, and a Mr us begins to explain what contains the Museum and the history of the Dutch colonization of Asia. We visited the plant floor, with imposing wooden structures, paintings from the 17TH century, a map of the Dutch Asia and we went to our objective, the beautiful patio, with trees of spices that man is explaining to us. We do some pictures, propinilla and objective fulfilled!
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  • June 1, 2017
    We have visited the museum in our earlier trips to the city and although the building was not too well maintained, it was a pleasure to see the artefacts and furniture on display. After plodding throu...  more »
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  • June 14, 2017
    It is being rennovated and would be open again 6 months later. One of the staff let me in though, but then he demanded tips for explaining something I have already known.....
  • July 4, 2017
    Very badly maintained, therfore very expensive for what you get. Employees don't know much too and rather walk away than answer a question.
  • June 23, 2017
    To see the Dutch history in Sri Lanka
  • December 11, 2016
    I can't wait till they do the proposed renovations.. the place is beautiful.. but no one takes care of the place..
  • January 16, 2017
    The place is literally very hard to find. Not maintained. Although with a little sprucing up, it has the potential to be a tourist attraction.

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