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Address: Wolfendhal Street, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Good old church

This looks to be a pretty old church. Worth a visit. But you get a feeling that this church can be maintained better.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 October 2016
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Hyderabad, India
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Hyderabad, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This looks to be a pretty old church. Worth a visit. But you get a feeling that this church can be maintained better.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

This cherch is build on durch period. very wonderful place to tourists. this church is build in that period in the highest place in Colombo( Sri Lanka)

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Manipal, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

It comes on the way to the Airport and hence we took a chance to see the Church. Its very nice if you have the time.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Tucked away in the old city part of Colombo this Dutch Reformed Church was built in 1749 by the Dutch East India Company. It has weathered life in Colombo for all of these years and there are interesting points to see both inside and outside the church building. Of particular note are the gravestones of the Dutch settlers and colonists... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

This is one of the most historic buildings in Colombo that is associated with the colonization period. Built in the mid 1700's, it is a walk back into time to stroll inside and out. I found it particularly interesting as some of my German and Dutch ancestors were married in this church. Just a donation in the tin at the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Great church from the Dutch colonial period. A very knowledgeable man is present who is happily to inform you about the place.

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Wem, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Interesting hatchments (gravestones in brass) on the floor excellent preservation of old memorials brought in from the old Pettah Burial Ground

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Mountain View, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

We happened to be visiting the Pettah area of Colombo when our driver asked if we'd like to visit the old Dutch Reform Church or Wolvendaal church. We're glad we stopped because it gave us an insight into the Dutch period in Sri Lanka. The church itself is unprepossing, in need of repair. The person who took us around, possibly... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

Said to be the most important Dutch colonial building in Colombo. It's name derives from the colonists mistaking the cries of packs of jackals in the area for Wolves. The interior is typically austere Calvinism, with many old Dutch wooden pews and a carved pulpit. There are interesting old Dutch headstones in the small graveyard around the church. All a... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

If you like history, and historical monuments, this is a must-see monument during your visit to Sri Lanka. If you're lucky to get the services of the local guide who also works at the church, you will be given a memorable tour, filled with facts and humour, of this magnificent church. The tombstones, with their engravings are remarkable, and tells... More 

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