Baan Hollanda

Baan Hollanda is an interesting museum which can easily be included in your sight-seeing journey on our ‘Off the Island Tour’ highlight. Overlooking the Chao Phraya River, the small museum contains information boards explaining the history of Dutch-Thai relations and how the Dutch lived and worked here. After decades of gradual excavations, Dutch and Thai historians completed the reconstruction of the "Red Building" and it was opened to the public in 2013. Like the Japanese, these early Dutch settlers had a considerable influence on their Thai hosts, this museum has been painstakingly put together to tell the story. Dutch merchants working for the Dutch East India Company first arrived in Ayutthaya in 1604. The Thai King of the Siam allowed them to establish their first trading post in the capital in 1608. Before long, the Dutch had a fully-fledged settlement of 1,500 people and boasted one of the more stately buildings in the city. Their compound was built out of stone and viewed with admiration by Thais who called it Tuek Daeng, or the “Red Building”. Take a look at the handful of antiques used by the settlers, replicas of maps, paintings and sections of chronicles which are displayed at the exhibition. There is an on-sight café and you can also wander next door to see a working boatyard on land that was once part of the East India Company’s port. Entry: 50B (special rates for groups and schools) Open: 9:00am - 5:00pm. (Wednesdays - Sundays) Tel: +66 35235200 Email: info@baanhollanda.org Address: Soi Khan Rua, Moo 4 T. Klongsuanphlu A. Phranakorn Sri Ayutthaya 13000 Website: http://www.baanhollanda.org/en/ Getting Here: Located just south of the island on the east bank of the Chao Phraya River. There is a boat that regularly crosses the river from the island just opposite Wat Phanan Choeng. Baan Hollanda is just 200m south of Wat Phanan Choeng off Highway 3477.

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