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Dutch Hospital Complex

Hospital Street, Colombo 00001, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #2 of 24 shopping in Colombo
Type: Malls
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Ghaziabad, India
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105 reviews 105 reviews
91 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Built as a hospital by the Dutch, it has been used for several different purposes, over the years. It is believed to have existed since 1681. The Dutch built the hospital to look after the health of the officers and other staff serving under the Dutch East India Company. The hospital's close proximity to the harbour allowed it to serve... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The Dutch hospital is a architectural landmark that has been revitalized to a tourist attraction with retail shops and restaurants. It becomes crowded after Thursdays and the ambience is pretty good.

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Colombo, null, Sri Lanka
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Personally I like the place coz you'll find good restaurants and shops. Good place to buy good stuff and have good food 👍👍

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

So ok maybe there are no trees but its a great old building with some nice restaurants and a few shops surrounded by Colombo's high risers. Good place to hang out and meet people working in Fort.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The awesome atmosphere during the week end and the day leading up to it simply is a must try. It is a lovely place to chill with friends and to enjoy the vibrant atmosphere. We dined at the Harpo's outlet. Food was great. Truly a relaxing evening. The only issue if at all would be finding a parking spot

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Wierden, Nederland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This is a nice little complex but not to many shops. Odel and Barefoot for clothing and small souvenirs. Its more for dining and having a drink but when in Colombo, a must place to visit.

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Colac, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

It may have been opportunity missed. Tarted up with expensive restaurants and common souvenir shops. Spent about 5 minutes here and was done. The building was beautiful, thats all, very wanky

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Singapore, Singapore
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234 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Not much shopping to do, and the food and drinks were really just average. Nice place to chill at night though.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Very new at time of writing and has more restaurants and bars than retail shops (only 2 were open and not many more to come). For food and drink a great choice of quality establishments but for retail therapy - a failure. On site and within what was a Dutch hospital - renovation and retention of buildings is nice to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

A cool place to shop and dine... Went 3 times whilst we were in Sri Lanka .... Great reasonably priced cocktails .... There was a band playing on a Friday night till midnight and DJ on another day... This is a place where young Sri Lankans meet and filled with great atmosphere..... Good for all ages ...had a great time... More

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