Baan Hollanda is closed for maintenance
We would like to thank all our visitors during the past six months of 2017 for giving us such a strong support. We have been so delighted to welcome and meet so many of our visitors this year from different parts of the world. In addition, it is necessary for us to keep the building and the space in a good condition which is why maintenance is an important part of our work as well. For this year we would like to annouce our closing period from 19th June - 4th July 2017.
We will resume normally from 5th July 2017. We of course would like to apologise for any convenience this may cause for our visitors and we very much appreciate your time for coming to see us. We look forward to see you again in this July.
Children storytelling at Baan Hollanda
On 24th December, we started our holiday season with an activity for children: Hollanda's Storytelling, The Tropical adventure. The event has welcomed many young children from local schools in Ayutthaya and other cities near by. We began the activity with a little dance session to lighten up the atmosphere and get everyone ready for the story. Then the storytelling activity began. We selected Jarvis's Alan's Big, Scary Teeth as our story which was very well received from both the children and parents.
Apart from the story, we also prepared a cookie decorating workshop which the children enjoyed very much.
Baan Hollanda wishes to thank everyone who joined our acitivity. As a museum/ an information centre, we always hope to work for the community and promote learning opportunities as much as possible for the local people. This event is our great step to have more engagement and to contribute our services to the people, especially to young students. We also would like to thank our kind volunteers: Khun Nattida Vanichayalai and Khun Prapassara Boonbarn for your dedicated contribution and great teamwork. We hope to see everyone again at our next event!
Dutch Trading Post Heritage Network meeting 2016
From November 13th – 16th 2016, Baan Hollanda hosted the second general meeting of the Dutch Trading Post Heritage Network, under the title of “Treasure in Heritage: Aspects of Dutch-Asian Interactions”. Various activities had been taken place, for example, a visit to the old settlement of the Dutch trading post in Ayutthaya, where Baan Hollanda, an information centre on the relationship between Thailand and the Netherlands is located, academic presentations related to the VOC history from the members, a field trip to historical places in Ayutthaya, a farewell dinner that was kindly hosted by Embassy of the Netherlands in Thailand and the workshop of "Storytelling, Interpretation & Learning with and from Collections", which the last one had set up by the cooperation between Baan Hollanda, National Discovery Museum Institute – NDMI and Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands. (Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed).
During the network visit to Baan Hollanda, Ayutthaya
Member presentation under the topic: Treasure in Heritage
Members of the network visit historical site in Ayutthaya
Dutch Trading Post Heritage Network is an international network of institutions in the public and private sector that work with VOC heritage. (VOC was one of a powerful company in the 17th and 18th century due to its capability in operating a large trading network connecting many cities around Asia as well as the Netherlands and other regions.)
The signing to set up Dutch Trading Post Heritage Network had been taken place in 2014, in Hirado, Japan, with 3 purposes:
1) Share knowledge and research between the various members of the network to increase understanding of VOC related history and the management of VOC heritage and cooperate to do research to close knowledge gap between members.
2) Initiate and promote exchanges on a cultural, economic, educational and personal level between the various members.
3) Increase awareness about VOC history as well as promote and increase awareness about the current state of the VOC sites and the links between them.
At present, our network consists of 10 members from various cities in 6 countries:
Ambon (Indonesia): Ambon City Government
Ayutthaya (Thailand): Baan Hollanda Foundation
Banda (Indonesia): Banda Heritage Foundation
Galle (Sri Lanka): Galle Heritage Foundation
Hirado (Japan): Hirado Dutch Trading Post
Jakarta (Indonesia): Indonesian Documentation Centre of Architecture
Malacca (Malaysia): Melaka World Heritage Office
Nagasaki (Japan): Nagasaki City Dejima Restoration Office
Tainan (Taiwan): Taijiang National Park Headquarters
Ternate (Indonesia): Ternate Heritage Society
For further information regarding the network please refer to:
Dutch Art & Food Sunday 2016
On Sunday 24th April 2016, Baan Hollanda organised a special activity "Dutch Art & Food Sunday" to celebrate the National day of the Netherlands as well as to introduce Dutch art and food to our visitors. We prepared empty cloth bag for our visitors to paint and draw their favourite various Dutch inspired patterns. The session was very popular and attracted many visitors and families.
Regarding the food, we prepared many Dutch snack including freshly made Stroopwafel from a local Dutch bakery. Apart from this, we also had many snack menus including the famous Dutch Bitterballen, Frikandellen and Kroketten. The atmosphere was lively including when our live acoustic session started in the afternoon.
The event wouldn't have been possible with our kind volunteers and staff. We appreciate your contribution and support very much. And most important of all, our visitors who came to join our event. There were a lot of both Dutch and Thai visitors and families who came to visit and be part of our experience. We are grateful for your support and hope to see you again at our next event.
Join us in Dutch Art & Food Sunday 2016!
Baan Hollanda is pleased to announce that we are organising our special event : Dutch Art & Food Sunday 2016 at Baan Hollanda, Ayutthaya
Come and taste the famous Dutch Stroopwafel (Syrup waffle) from a local Dutch shop in Ayutthaya who will make fresh waffle for you. Our cafe will also serve many Dutch snack including Kroket, Bitterballen, Frikandel and Frietje. We will also have a art workshop where you can paint a watercolour journal with our creative volunteer or paint your very own canvas bag.
In the afternoon we will also have a small accoustic performance live at our cafe! There is no admission fee, only for visitors who would like to visit our permanent exhibition which there will be 50 Baht entry ticket.
We hope to see you soon!