Information Centre on the History of Dutch – Thai Relations, Ayutthaya

Welcome to Baan Hollanda

Baan Hollanda is an information centre on the history between Thailand and the Netherlands. It relates the story of how the Dutch came to Ayutthaya, how they traded and how they lived.

Baan Hollanda is situated on the land where once there was a “factory” or trading post of the Dutch United East India Company (Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie or VOC), as well as a settlement comprising both Dutch and people of other nations.

The city of Ayutthaya was then one of the largest and busiest emporia in Southeast Asia, filled with people of various ethnic origins, many of whom had come to stay.

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EU Heritage Day

EU Heritage Day

On the 15th and 16th of September, the EU Heritage Days took place. The historic Baan Hollanda site, located in Ayutthaya, was the decor for a wonderful event. The old Dutch trading post was open for the general public for the entire weekend. On Sunday, the Dutch ambassador Mr. Rade expressed his gratitude for the attendance of the Governor of Ayudhaya Mr. Sujin Chaichumsak and lauded the Fine Arts Department for keeping the center in pristine...

Filming and school visits at Baan Hollanda

Filming and school visits at Baan Hollanda

It's now almost the end of August and we have been indeed very busy during the past several months. We are pleased to learn that our exhibition has welcomed many schools and organisations starting in May 2017! We started the busy period with a documentary filming group who came to conduct an interview for a new history documentary for Thai PBS channel. The documentary series 'Ayutthaya: The Untold Story' is now being on aired in August 2017.Our...