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Dutch Reformed Church

Church Street, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 360861
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  • Excellent33%
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  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
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Church Street, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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+94 11 2 360861
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"stained glass"
in 6 reviews
"galle fort"
in 41 reviews
"wooden pulpit"
in 3 reviews
"memorial stones"
in 4 reviews
"pipe organ"
in 4 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 18 reviews
"quick look"
in 7 reviews
"peaceful atmosphere"
in 3 reviews
"small donation"
in 3 reviews
"colonial history"
in 6 reviews
"historical value"
in 3 reviews
"colonial times"
in 3 reviews
"sri lanka"
in 12 reviews
"old town"
in 4 reviews
"gravestones"
in 37 reviews
"dutch"
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"skull"
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Reviewed today

The place is too good with a historic feel. Reminds of a small European town with a maintained church.

Thank Abhijit S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun old church still with a Dutch feel. The gravestone floor and wall slabs make for historic reading. Needing donations to keep it water proof do help them.

Thank f2s
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Reviewed 1 week ago

nearly three hundred year old amazing , oldest headstone we saw was 1716 now thats a long time ago we were given an imprompt tour around the church which was interesting

Thank Chris D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The church is old and no longer, I believe, Dutch Reform but for all that it is fascinating and the grave stones inside are worth spending some time over as they are often very clear and tell amazing stories of those buried below. And it...More

Thank Kirkcaldylad
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a few clicks and a visit with the inscription in Latin/Dutch. One of the first few monunments you see

Thank ragjoshi
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our recent visit to Galle we wanted to visit this church as it was were our Mum and Dad were married in1933. As a child prior to migrating I was taken to church and when I sat in the pew where mum and dad...More

Thank drj7743
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Dutch Reformed Church (known as "Groote Kerk") was completed in 1755 and is a magnificent tribute to Dutch architecture in Sri Lanka. This white building is one of the best in Galle Fort but sadly its religious significance has been lost by the tramping...More

1  Thank rohansourjah
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely building and the gravestones, both inside and out, are interesting. So many people died at a young age. If you are doing a self guided tour, such as the one in the Lonely Planet guidebook, then definitely go inside, and think...More

Thank Whonose
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Great place to stop and see memorial stones with family crests. Do the research before the time to appreciate the historical value.

Thank Tarren M
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

The challenges of the first visitors and builders here are stark and reflected in this chamber . Not a must do here . Take a picture from outside. Like most other museo here it’s best just to wander and see what’s what. Way more clues...More

Thank Len D
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