Similar to the one in Colombo, the Dutch Hospital in Galle is famous for being one of the coolest places hangout spots in town.
This is one of the oldest buildings in the area and dates back to the Dutch colonial era on the island. The building is now a dining and shopping precinct, but in the older days, it has been used for various purposes. It was originally built by the Dutch so that the employees of the Dutch East India Company could get their illnesses treated, but when the British took over Sri Lanka, they used it as a barrack. Until the Independence in 1948, the hospital also served as an office of the Government Agent.
Known for being one of the most photographed Galle attractions, the Dutch Hospital is where you go to if you need shopping or some fine dining done. Located close to places like the Cantaloupe Hotels, the structure is easily accessible from all parts of Galle Fort. Sitting on the verandas as the sun sets is a great way to spend the evening and if you crave a bite, the coffee shops and restaurants within the Dutch Hospital can help you out.
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