Dutch Reformed Church, Galle

3.6
#2 of 14 in Historic Sites in Galle District
Located within a historic fort on a hill overlooking Colombo, Dutch Reformed Church serves as a reminder of the Dutch rule in Ceylon and appeals to anyone interested in Sri Lankan colonial history. Built in 1749, the church features a simple interior with wooden chairs and benches. If you prefer to stay outdoors during your visit, walk through the church cemetery, where you can see many tombstones with well-preserved epitaphs. Arrange your visit to Dutch Reformed Church and discover more family-friendly attractions in Galle using our Galle online day trip planner .
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  • Visit this old church for sure and be kind to leave some money in the till for its maintenance. The church is small and offers interesting stories if you get a chance to meet the caretaker. Keep an ey...  more »
  • Unfortunately the church was unattended so we were able to see inside but not able to talk to the current priest  more »
  • A good visual display of dutch culture and Heritage, particularly the gravestones set in the floor of the church  more »
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  • Honestly, this place was just too run down and small to make it a worthwhile sight.
  • Historical architectural heritage archeological Halle fort after 434 years stand strong
  • Nice ancient building with great looking...

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A handful of accommodations can be found within the walls of the historic fort at Galle, including upmarket hotels and simple guesthouses, although the relatively few options usually can't cater to the number of visitors to the old town. Unless you reserve your spot well in advance, chances are you'll be looking just north of the fort where, closer to the waterfront, sit a range of upscale boutiques with sea views, and further back, a good number of simpler guesthouses and hotels. Nearby beach towns, and Colombo, remain popular places to stay among visitors just wanting to take a day trip to Galle.
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