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Wolvendaal Church

Wolfendhal Street, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 360577
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“dutch period” (9 reviews)
“pipe organ” (5 reviews)
Wolfendhal Street, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 360577
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Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

If you are into old churches and memento mori you should see it. Skulls, hourglasses on the floors, memorial plaques on the walls. In my opinion it should be free but wasn't.

Thank Göksu Ş
Reviewed March 31, 2016

Wonderful place to visit when you're in the day tour of Colombo, set amidst the busy market of Pettah. With huge windows and doors from floor to the ceiling, with ruins hailing from the past, and still preserved in great style you definitely don't want...More

Thank Jeebak_Roy
Reviewed March 21, 2016

This old Dutch Reform church provides an an unexpected oasis of cool and calm in the midst of busy Colombo. The pulpit and the special pews for the governor and his family were particular points of interest, as were the tombstones and memorials on the...More

1  Thank susan19482014
Reviewed January 2, 2016

Very interesting early 17th century church still in use under the name of Christian Reformed Church and will appear on google maps as the latter. Very austere, restrained architecture and decoration. Beautifully carved pulpit, baptismal font (also with detailed silver decoration) and chairs. Governors pews...More

1  Thank LRMcK
Reviewed December 24, 2015

The church dates back to the 1700's and is an interesting example of a church of the era. Many original features remain making it well worth a visit.

Thank Julles18
Reviewed December 21, 2015

Once again, a great Historical Church; the scene of many marriages, baptisms and burials of the early Dutch settlers in Ceylon

Thank scotia1946
Reviewed December 20, 2015

Amazing Place. Worth a visit. Can take a three wheeler and visit the church. Would be good if can attend the sunday service.

Thank SamsonSundar
Reviewed December 9, 2015

This church dates back to 1749 and has some interesting early such graves. The guide is very well informed and makes the visit worth while with his stories of the change from Portuguese to Dutch to British rule.

1  Thank CliveMJW
Reviewed November 27, 2015

This dutch church from the colonial period is very poorly maintained, and in need of repairs badly. There is overgrown grass and broken masonry all over the place. There are no write-ups available that describe the history of the place, so one has to look...More

Thank ShredniVashtar
Reviewed November 1, 2015

This church has not changed since it was build. They opende the large doors for us and told us, the doors are exactly as they were in the 18th century... Very special are the dutch graves inside the church. Watch the ages the people died....More

Thank Kees00
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