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Baan Hollanda, Ayutthaya

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Dutch VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie) merchants first arrived in Ayutthaya in 1604. The Dutch got a permission from the king to establish their first trading in his capital Ayutthaya in 1608.The Dutch not only involved themselves in trade but also participated in Siamese society and politics. Their records offer a unique insight into 160 years of trade and diplomacy with the Kingdom of Siam.

During the celebrations of 400 years of Thai-Dutch relation (in 2004), H.M. Queen Beatrix and H.R.H. the Prince of Orange, accompanied by H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn visited the site where the foundations of the huge brick building built by the Dutch remain. A royal gift was donated by the H.M. Queen Beatrix in order to establish an information centre near the site of the Dutch lodge.

In close cooperation with the Thai Fine Arts Department construction of the museum has begun in 2010. Baan Hollanda (บ้านฮอลันดา) opened its doors in April 2013.

Join us to follow the creation of Baan Hollanda behind the scenes!

Baan Hollanda is proudly sponsored by:

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

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East-West Seed

Promenada

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Land Rover

Philips

Faber Flags Asia

Netherlands-Thai Chamber of Commerce

Nuffic Neso

Iudia on the River

Netherlands Alumni Association Thailand

Green Wood Travel

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  • Small museum and site but very well put together. The layouts are interesting and informative, and give a good perspective both on the VOC and Ayuthaya in the period. Staff are excellent too. Overall ...  more »
  • very nice information centre about the Thai-Dutch friendship and trade relations from 1604 (VOC) until now. With an interesting and well done museum at the first floor and a great place for coffee, st...  more »
  • I was walked from the train station to this place, thought there was still a full village to see but was only 1 country house. Quite funny to be in Thailand, but unless you're in a tour is it does not bother to specially processed.
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  • Nice small museum about the relationship between Thailand and the Netherlands for over 400 years. On the groundfloor a small snack-restaurant offers typical Dutch fare like kroketten and stroopwafels!
  • Ok, we're Dutch and therefore maybe a bit biased. But this museum shows that even without a lot of money, but with clever and modern techniques you can make an impressive museum. It details the Thai-Dutch relations over more than 400 years and shows you how modern watermanagement techniques may help prevent floods in Thailand in the future. And with Dutch treats like Bitterballen, Kroketten, Frikandellen en Stroopwafels and real Dutch Coffee in the first floor café this is a haven of Dutchyness certainly worth five stars
  • very good bitterballen and coffee. Bit difficult to find because google maps pin will lead you to empty land next to it.
  • Beautiful place and good taste of coffee
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