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“Morbid but nice” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dutch Reformed Church

Dutch Reformed Church
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Galle Fort and City Cycling Tour
Ranked #8 of 65 things to do in Galle
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Colombo
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64 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Morbid but nice”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

The church is filled with gravestones and graves, and sometimes you are actually walking on top of them which is kind of Morbid. The architecture is nice. There is a caretaker who yo ucan ask questions, its a so so place if you are in to gravestones!

Visited August 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
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Melbourne, Australia
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423 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 406 helpful votes
“The gravestones are remarkable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2013

Visit the church both inside and out to view centuries old gravestones, some with skull and cross-bone insignias.

Visited June 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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120 reviews
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“A real marvel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2013

If you love colonial places like Malacca, etc., you'll really enjoy visiting this Dutch Reformed Church. Its remarkable how well it's preserved, considering it's pretty much in open air in a tropical environment. There are so many interesting tombstones, the original organ, pulpit and even crypts out back. We were really delighted to visit here--definitely make a trip if you are in Galle.

Visited May 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 407 helpful votes
“Stepping back in time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2013

You may not be a normal church visitor but this is worth a visit. See the organ, the lay out of the church but most of all take some time and read the inscriptions from Holland and England and glance into the short lives of the colonial settlers. The memorial to the four year old so lovingly done, the grand tombs of Dutch knights and the sad memorials to young women dying in the 20s.

Very evocative

Visited June 2013
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Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
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“So well preserved”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013

The floor is amazing, history at your feet.
This church is so well preserved and still in use as a place of whorship.
The couple who look after it are always pleased to see visitors and do a great job of day today upkeep.

Visited March 2013
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