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Dutch Reformed Church

Church Street, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 360861
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Church Street, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 360861
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

How special to enter this church and find all the Dutch names on the gravestones which are on the floor and walls. What a history is laying here, very impressive and it really gives you the VOC feeling. Please do visit!

Thank mserbrock1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice preserved piece of history tucked away on a charming side street, if you are visiting Galle the church is worth a visit. Thankfully not many locals adopted this religion :)

Thank maninasuitcase1905
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This old building is worth a visit to learn about Dutch colonialism. A lot of history inside the church, timber work and furnishings, tomb stones and many memorials. It is like a museum with so many items still well preserved from the early times. Currently...More

Thank fjp4564
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Of some historical interest but a bit coy about its origins! Very much Dutch Reformed. However certainly of historical interest.

Thank Patrick C
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Rich in history with historic tombs in the church floor and original architecture. Very nice experience.

Thank didjbeat
Reviewed 4 August 2017

It's a small old church just past the former New Oriental Hotel now revamped and renamed at the bottom end of Church Street (left at the roundabout as you enter the fort. There are a few old gravestones on the floor but yo be honest...More

Thank JJOH
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

I took few of my friends on a cycling tour in Fort and visited this Dutch reformed church Since they are from Holland they admired the epic location Floor paved from grave stones and it's amazing Old piano still exist.

Thank Chirath D
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful old church wich aromas from the past .... Should be on the list ! Graves on church floor..something havent seen before.. nit sure how to feel about it ...but its a must see :)

Thank Koteiba
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit with staff attentive and more than eager to answer questions. They went out of their way to explain the detailed tombstones on the ground and age of monuments within.

Thank James H
Reviewed 11 July 2017

A lovely old church from the Dutch period. It is amazingly very well maintained. This and the Meeru Mosque take you on a trip through time.

Thank Rukshan J
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