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

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NXP

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Land Rover

Philips

Faber Flags Asia

Netherlands-Thai Chamber of Commerce

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Netherlands Alumni Association Thailand

Green Wood Travel

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  • August 6, 2017
    Fun and special to be here to have been. A piece of Netherlands far from home. Although you should propose, there is no great museum there was to find the right information in the small exhibition space. After visit this museum you know how ingenious the VOC is set up and what they did here.
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  • July 14, 2017
    City was the political and economic center in Southeast Asia, foreigners around the world together for this, but they are in the Ayutthaya dynasty feudal system of special populations, specifically outside the South-East of the city of the Ayutthaya dynasty established the alien zone. Here hundreds of years ago in South-East Asia leads the first downtown for a while, and now the city itself was as silent and desert. Then Saskatchewan ten not to save one, but can still remains to be found, such as the Dutch East India Company Museum. This is a beautiful European-style two-story house, is located exactly at the time of the Dutch East India Company factory on the site, on the first floor are a café, exhibition hall, located on the second floor of the Museum, has the kind of vivid and humorous European-style. The Dutch East India Company settled in the big city, Dutch trade in Southeast Asia an important node on the network, this is a city of dynasty's first contact with the Western world. 1767 Ayutthaya dynasty was broken by the Myanmar army, the East India Company factories were also evacuated, while the Dutch once again a large return ... ... Is a World War II prisoner of war labour to repair the railway.
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  • June 11, 2017
    Not far from temple and historical sites in Aydhaya. Spare an hour for museum time, enjoy nice coffee with the river view. It worth your time especially in the hot summer day or even rainy season. Pla...  more »
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  • September 6, 2017
    ตอนนี้มีทางเข้าใหม่จะหายากสักหน่อย แต่พอเจอแล้วดีเลย เป็นเหมือนบ้าน 2 ชั้น ติดแม่น้ำ ข้างบนเปิดเป็นพิพิธภัณฑ์เกี่ยวกับประเทศไทย-ฮอลแลนด์สมัยก่อน มีการเก็บค่าเข้า แต่วันนี้ไม่ได้เข้าชมเพราะเคยมาแล้ว ด้านล่างมีมุมขายของที่ระลึกและร้านกาแฟ มีมุมให้ถ่ายรูป ขนมเค้กมะพร้าวอ่อนอร่อยมาก แป้งเค้กเนื้อเบาสลับชั้นด้วยครีม ด้านบนเป็นเนื้อมะพร้าวอ่อน รสชาติหวานกำลังดี ใครมาควรลอง เจ้าหน้าที่ก็ยิ้มแย้ม ต้อนรับดี ปล. ห้องน้ำสะอาด
  • August 13, 2017
    A bit hard to find. Look for a dirt parking lot, the turn left next to lots of abandoned boats and you'll eventually end up here. Dutch delicacies like bitterbollen and kroket are offered here.
  • August 16, 2017
    A good place to stop for refreshing yourselves after visiting various historical sites in Bang Pa In and Ayuthaya. Exhibition on second floor is interesting but it is not the place to visit to see the ruins building.
  • June 15, 2017
    5 minute drive from Japanese Village, make a quick stop here. Recommended for short break while enjoying coffee after explore the history of The Dutch in Siam. Admission fee 50 Baht if you want to visit the gallery on second floor.
  • July 19, 2017
    An informative museum designed in a way that evokes curiosity. Definitely worth a visit if you are remotely interested in Dutch-Thai Relations or generally a European perspective of Ayautthaya.

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