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Are you looking for relaxation plus entertainment and delicious food? The Dutch Hospital at Colombo Fort is a shopping arcade which offers all that. Located in close proximity to most of the hotels in Colombo, this is considered to be the oldest building in the Fort Area and well worth a visit. The lively and relaxing ambience as well as the Pubs, Cafés, Coffeehouses and Restaurants offering unique experiences in cuisine, with a splendid courtyard to relax and unwind, Dutch Hospital Shopping arcade attracts crowds during every day of the week at all hours.
With charming exterior of wooden doors and windows, this place excludes the charm of a bygone era. Historic charm is seen everywhere, and the heritage of the place has been kept at a high level.
The paved courtyards get full after dusk with many people sitting on concrete benches enjoying the lively atmosphere. Sitting in mild breeze adds more joy to the experience. It is one of the best places to spend an evening while shopping and relishing delicious meals.
Indeed, the corridors are usually filled with shoppers dipped in the casual ambience. The Dutch Hospital is the ideal venue to catch up with friends or unwind with soothing tunes of wind in the background.
Behind the Dutch Hospital is Hospital Street, one of the Colombo’s most charming pathways. If you are looking for live entertainment and open bars and a good crowd, the Dutch Hospital and its surrounding areas is a must-visit.