Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, Galle
A centuries-old space that once housed the sick and tired of the Dutch East India Company, the barracks of British troops, and the office of the government agent is now a plush shopping offering leading local and global brands, entertainment and victuals to the travelers who flock to the Galle Dutch Fort to celebrate its history as a potpourri of cultures.
Developed into a state of art shopping complex by Urban Development Authority (UDA) of Sri Lanka, with the assistance of 10th Engineering Regiment of the Sri Lankan Army, the Old Dutch structure preserves its’ authentic characteristics including the feet thick walls, granite ground, the wooden staircases and beams.
Standing in its pristine white glory the Galle Dutch Hospital offers a good combination of shops, restaurants and bars to fill a full day at Galle with shopping and pampering.
The Galle Dutch Hospital houses 21 exclusive stores offering global and local brands in fashion, jewellery and tea including Colombo Jewellery Store, Zam Jems, and Tea Breeze and numerous restaurants and bars offering a range of cuisines.
The Dutch Hospital at Galle Fort is just 3 minutes away from the Galley52, 14 min (3.8 km) away from Galle Town.