Dutch Hospital - Colombo
Situated opposite the World Trade Center, the Dutch hospital is said to have been built around 1681, according to Christopher Schweitzer, a German national serving in Sri Lanka. It went through some serious redevelopment.
The first thing you’ll notice are the mustard-coloured walls, the wooden windows, the teak roof beams and the old school terracotta roofing tiles. You walk through the large entry arch into a stone courtyard. It is light, airy, and filled with office workers from the nearby World Trade Center. This heritage site has now been transformed into a shopping complex, with several restaurants included.