Baan Hollanda
Baan Hollanda
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Baan Hollanda is an information center on the history of Dutch-Thai relations. It is located on the same site of the former trading post of the Dutch East India Company (Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie or VOC). There is a permanent exhibition on the second floor
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bolbec
London132 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
This little-visited spot by the river was the original site of the Dutch East India Company trading post. Foundations are visible, and a recent building in Dutch style does an excellent job of explaining the role of international trade at Ayutthaya. However, this feels like a missed opportunity, with only a luke-warm welcome, no drinks available, and no attempt to introduce the archaeology of the wider site (urgently needed following the closure of relevant facilities on the main island). The museum feels very isolated and uncertain of its role and I guess does not receive any support from the Netherlands.
Written November 4, 2023
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melkeet
Ipoh, Malaysia1,362 contributions
Jul 2019
This is the site of an ancient Dutch village during the Ayutthaya kingdom.
It is located on the bank of Chao Phraya River, which aided trade during that time. There’s evidence of excavation work at the site for preservation. Nearby is a shipyard.
Written June 30, 2020
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shlim45
Bangkok, Thailand58 contributions
May 2015 • Friends
Pretty nice place which serve great Dutch coffee and local authentic snacks like Frikendal (Dutch sausages) and Bitten bollen (meat ball)!
For an entrance fee of Bht50, there is a small museum upstairs to know more about how the Dutch came to Ayutthaya in the 17th century to trade. The ruins (foundation) of the original Dutch house can still be seen close by. Interesting place to visit and have a coffee break!
Written June 1, 2015
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Mario1547
Pretoria417 contributions
Jan 2015 • Family
Being of Dutch origin, I decided to visit this museum by bicycle. It is quite a cycle out of town but not undo able. You will immediately recognise the buidling by its typical Dutch design. The museum boasts an excellent display of the Dutch-Thai relations in Ayutthaya. It gives a great historical outlook on the Dutch trading from the Cape of Good Hope to Thailand. Definitely worth the visit. Treat yourself to home-made kroketten and Dutch cacao. Hmmmm!
Written February 7, 2015
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Hansje
The Hague, The Netherlands873 contributions
Aug 2014 • Family
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.
Written August 4, 2014
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PORhibido
Krungthep Mahanakorn832 contributions
Apr 2014 • Couples
Resembling Miffy’s house, this cute little museum (Wed-Sun 9.00-17.00) at the site of the former 17th-century Dutch East India Company (VOC) settlement by the Chao Phraya River is hidden in an unpaved soi south of Wat Phanan Choeng. Its exhibits focus on the Thai-Dutch (mostly trade) relations and the "Wilanda" community in Siam which flourished during the Ayutthaya era but disappeared with the fall of the Empire. Also included is a short presentation on Dutch water management technology. Given that Ayutthaya was inundated in the 2011 flood, Thais surely need to learn a lot from Holland’s experiences.

Although the whole story is a bit too short, taking us no more than 30 minutes to check out everything, the museum is beautifully designed and the display attractive with interactive stuff for children. Unfortunately not many tourists know about this place. When we went there on a public holiday, we were the only visitors but the staff were kind enough to turn on the air-con just for our group. Hungry, we ended our unguided tour with coffee and stroopwafels (caramel waffles) at the café downstairs, the latter becoming so popular that they were also sold at petrol stations (e.g. Café Amazon) across the province.

Perhaps because this project is supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the land of equality, it doesn’t enforce price discrimination; everyone pays 50 baht regardless of nationality. We could only wish Ayutthaya would have similar museums related to other foreign communities: Portuguese, Persians, Malays and Chinese among others.
Written June 18, 2014
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Nungning
Bangkok, Thailand407 contributions
Aug 2014 • Family
I found Baan Hollanda by coincidental few years ago when I went there to see my company boat repair at boat garage that located beside Baan Hollanda.

First, I though it just a small building but fully with history between Dutch – Siam relation in that time. In the museum on the 2nd floor I learned about history of trading, water management techniques & etc. I was impressed & enjoyed

And down stair there is a small café sale Dutch coffee, some snack & stroopwafflels (real Dutch tasted better than Starbucks) and price is inexpensive.

So, when I have an opportunity to come to Ayuthaya again last month. I invited my relative to take a trip with me and they liked Baan Hollanda a lot.

Tip: it not far from city center, If you come by car maybe take few minutes (locate near “Wat Pa Nan Chueng”) but you have to concentrate because there is a small sign
If you ride a bike maybe take around ½ hr
Written September 24, 2014
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OddtravellerIndia
Goa, India577 contributions
Jan 2015 • Solo
The erstwhile Dutch settlement in Ayutthaya is now a museum. Very well maintained. it takes you through the chronology of the dutch settlement in the area. There is even some ruins that you can see under the glass floor.

Was simple but informative. And they make some excellent snacks and have a breath taking view of the Chao Phraya river.
Written February 19, 2015
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Marvin v
Queretaro City, Mexico17 contributions
We thorroughly enjoyed spending a few hours here. Really liked the small but well setup museum with interesting historical topics - especially on the V.O.C.. The kroketten, stroopwafels and D.E. coffee made for a very pleasant lunch and a trip down memory lane. The host at the house was really friendly and a perfect ambassador for both the Thai and the Dutch.

Written July 23, 2014
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Koendeh
Leiden, The Netherlands246 contributions
Jun 2017 • Solo
It's impossible to not like this place. You can have Dutch snacks and there is also a musuem floor about the relationship between Holland and Thailand.
But just take a seat and enjoy the bitterballen.

Its possible to take short ferry around the corner so you don't have to walk very far.
And cycling is easy.
Written June 5, 2017
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Dear Koendeh Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know your feedback regarding your visit. We're glad to learn that you like the Bitterballen at our cafe and the exhibition at our centre. It is possible indeed to take the ferry from the temple nearby (Wat Pananchoeng) and cycling is of course easy from the main road. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again and wish you a safe journey. Kind regards Baan Hollanda Management
Written June 7, 2017
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