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Dutch Reformed Church

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Address: Church Street, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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Small Historic Building

The Dutch Reform Church is a small building, quite busy with tourists. A short entrance from the street and facing is a long coloured glass window with a simple interior. For the... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Luton, United Kingdom
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Luton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

The Dutch Reform Church is a small building, quite busy with tourists. A short entrance from the street and facing is a long coloured glass window with a simple interior. For the historians an interesting place to visit

Thank shark939
hong kong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

just strolling the street & found this church, refer the history that was quite old with beautiful exterior. don't know how beautiful inside

Thank iamface
Thornham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Austere monument to Dutch Protestantism. Some interesting graves, mostly of the great and the good who never made it back to Europe. must visit in old Galle.

Thank jjw1945
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Cannot miss it when walking on Church street. I would say, there is more historical value than to see something special. In any case, unique building with romantic look.

Thank RolandNavratil
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Another venue in Galle which I had heard of and was keen to visit. I came here this morning after finishing with Galle Fort and The Lighthouse. The stained glass windows, pulpit, organ, and gravestones are all a sight to behold. The Church is 260 years old and is well maintained both inside and outdoors. No service in progress with... More 

Thank AshleyAzavedo
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

The Dutch reformed church, with its flagstone floor of graves (just like in Banda Neira, Indonesia) stained glass windows, pulpit, and organ is a must see place in Galle Fort. Don't miss the graves outside in the church yard, and the underground passage to the Governor's House.

Thank Alan S
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

Though it is a church it was like haunted (Because of grave stones). That is why i like this place. Thank god there was children who were decorating the church for Christmas. That made the place alive and less haunted.

Thank sashiprabha007
New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Tombstones cover the floor of the church. The stained glass windows, the huge organ make the ambience warm.

Thank Gayatri G
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Visiting the Dutch Reformed Church is a must when visiting Gall Fort area. The hexagonal pulpit, a unique mural tablet, great woodwork using Malayan wood stand out. Burial Chambers (now restored) also add to the mystique!

Thank SujaJai
Dunsborough, Australia
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Reviewed 1 December 2016

The stained glass windows in this quiet peaceful Church are old and not very spectacular. It's the tributes on the walls, most dating from the 18th century, that are so touching. Several give the length of life in years, months, weeks and days and there's an especially lovely one to Mary Cecilia Twynam from the officers she helped. There is... More 

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