Baan Hollanda

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Baan Hollanda
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Baan Hollanda is an information center on the history of Dutch-Thai relations. It is located on the same site of the former trading post of the Dutch East India Company (Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie or VOC). There is a permanent exhibition on the second floor
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melkeet
Ipoh, Malaysia1,361 contributions
Dutch Impact
Jul 2019
This is the site of an ancient Dutch village during the Ayutthaya kingdom.
It is located on the bank of Chao Phraya River, which aided trade during that time. There’s evidence of excavation work at the site for preservation. Nearby is a shipyard.
Written 30 June 2020
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Philip_Bolster
Groningen, The Netherlands753 contributions
Historical interesting
Apr 2018 • Family
Since we had to wait 1,5 hours at the railway station for our train, we decided to take a rickshaw to Baan Hollanda. Half an hour is sufficient to see the very interesting exposition about the Dutch East Indies Company in their Asian trade policy. Entrance was free. Monday and Tuesday closed.
Written 4 April 2018
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Danaiya
Thailand729 contributions
learn some history in the cosy place
Jun 2017 • Family
Not far from temple and historical sites in Aydhaya. Spare an hour for museum time, enjoy nice coffee with the river view. It worth your time especially in the hot summer day or even rainy season. Place is quiet and cosy, small but all inclusive.
Written 11 June 2017
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Dear Danaiya T Thank you so much for your kind feedback. We're glad to learn that you find the overall experience here a pleasant one. Our centre is indeed not far from the historical sites area in Ayutthaya where you can enjoy both the story of the history and the cafe. We hope to have to opportunity to welcome you again at your next visit to the city. Thank you and kind regards Baan Hollanda Management
Written 24 June 2017
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Koendeh
Leiden, The Netherlands244 contributions
Bitterballen
Jun 2017 • Solo
It's impossible to not like this place. You can have Dutch snacks and there is also a musuem floor about the relationship between Holland and Thailand.
But just take a seat and enjoy the bitterballen.

Its possible to take short ferry around the corner so you don't have to walk very far.
And cycling is easy.
Written 5 June 2017
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Dear Koendeh Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know your feedback regarding your visit. We're glad to learn that you like the Bitterballen at our cafe and the exhibition at our centre. It is possible indeed to take the ferry from the temple nearby (Wat Pananchoeng) and cycling is of course easy from the main road. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again and wish you a safe journey. Kind regards Baan Hollanda Management
Written 7 June 2017
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Lisanne-76
Culemborg, The Netherlands642 contributions
Nice place to learn about Holland or to eat Dutch snacks
Mar 2017
Nice place to learn about Holland or to eat Dutch snacks like bitterballen and kroket. It a little hidden and about 200 meter off the road next to the river.
Written 19 March 2017
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Alastair M
15 contributions
Very interesting
Jan 2017 • Solo
Small museum and site but very well put together. The layouts are interesting and informative, and give a good perspective both on the VOC and Ayuthaya in the period. Staff are excellent too. Overall one of the best places I visited in town.

Contrary to what some suggest, it's a pretty easy cycle ride, at least if coming from the station /ferry.
Written 12 January 2017
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Dear Alastair M Thank you very much kindly for your feedback and thank you for having Baan Hollanda as part of your visit in Ayutthaya. We are glad to learn that you had a great time at our museum. Your comments regarding the exhibition and customer service are very much appreciated and we will pass on to the rest of our team. Should you will be in Ayutthaya next time, please don't hesitate to visit us again. Thank you very much Kind regards Baan Hollanda Management
Written 22 January 2017
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Theomeereboer
Wijhe, The Netherlands10 contributions
History of Thai-Dutch friendship in a nutshell
Nov 2016 • Business
very nice information centre about the Thai-Dutch friendship and trade relations from 1604 (VOC) until now. With an interesting and well done museum at the first floor and a great place for coffee, stroopwafel and other snacks at the ground floor. Extraordinary nice staff with a lot of knowledge. Nice garden too. Yo can get there by bike, taxi, tuktuk or boat.
Written 23 November 2016
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Michael P
Chiang Rai, Thailand3,408 contributions
Excellent museum
Dec 2015 • Solo
I visited the Baan Hollanda museum last year on my second visit to Ayutthaya. I had come specifically to see the ruins of the old Dutch trading base, but really there is nothing left to see except for the foundation. However, I was very impressed with the museum as it is very professional and well curated. If you are interested in history, particularly regarding trade, European colonial expansion and the VOC, it should be on your site seeing list. Plus, and this is a big plus, it is air-conditioned and makes for a great escape from Thailand's mid-day heat.
Written 8 November 2016
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RobRevet
Bodenheim, Germany313 contributions
Interesting small museum
Aug 2016 • Family
Baan Hollanda is located on the spot of a former VOC-settlement.
In the cafe on the ground floor you can get some real good Dutch specialties like kroketten and stroopwafels.
On the top floor a nice small museum tells about the old days, when VOC-ships used to sail up the Chao Phraya.
Written 18 September 2016
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Jeroen T
39 contributions
Dutch history lesson
Sep 2016 • Couples
The mighty VOC use to visit Thailand! I didn't know that but it's very interesting to visit the museum for only 50 baht.

Find a tuktuk to bring you there instead of biking.

And try the Dutch snacks (kroket and frikandel) when you're finished in the museum!
Written 5 September 2016
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