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Built by the Portuguese in 1672, visit the Dutch Fort in Negombo.

Negombo Dutch Fort

Visit the Negombo Dutch Fort during your holiday in Sri Lanka. Immerse yourself in the rich history of this bustling town as you stroll along the ancient ramparts, or what’s left of it. Offering unhindered views of the ocean, explore the remnants from the colonial era. Initially built by the Portuguese, the fort was later heavily fortified by the Dutch later converted to a prison by the British during their occupation. The Eastern bastion remains today, while the rest of the fort was demolished. Our team at Taru Villas will be delighted to organise your tour to the fort.

Nearest City
Negombo
Key Highlight
The Eastern Bastion
Distance from Negombo
5.5km

A Look into the Negombo Dutch Fort

  • Taru Villas – Riva is located approximately 30 minutes away from the Dutch Fort.
  • The fort is located at the mouth of the Negombo Lagoon
  • The site is currently used by the Department of Prisons, but a part of the Eastern bastion is open for visitors to explore.

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