Welcome to The Dutch Hospital, your destination for carefully curated collection of handmade and high quality decor, furniture and home accessories. At The Dutch Hospital, you'll find inspiration, excitement and all the ingredients you need to transform your decorating ideas into reality.
We take pride in letting nature into our lives, and in creating spaces to live in. We help creating a home that mirror your personality and lifestyle which create the perfect canvas to showcase your own story. We constantly travel the world in search of new trends in home, gift and interior that we translate into exclusive products you can't find anywhere else. We combine exceptional quality classic and timeless design ideas to bring joy to any home with new pieces launching more often.
The success of The Dutch Hospital is based on many elements from finding unique products, curating beautiful collection, and making the customer’s experience unique and memorable, keep the shop ever changing and diverse. In addition to our main collection, we offer fine antiques, restoration furniture, made to order upholstery, range with a carefully selected range of high end fabrics and full design service from complete home overhauls to single room renovations.
We are often asked why do we call us The Dutch Hospital. In 1640, The Dutch East India Company, VOC obtained the port of Galle, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), from the Portuguese and broke the latter's monopoly of the cinnamon trade. The company ruled the coast of Ceylon from 1640 to 1796, where they built many Dutch-style buildings and structures that exist to this day.
Built as a hospital by the Dutch, the Old Dutch Hospital, is one of the oldest buildings in the Colombo and Galle Fort area dating back to the Dutch colonial era in Sri Lanka. The building reflects seventeenth-century Dutch colonial architecture and has been used for several different purposes, over the years.
Born and raised in Sri Lanka, Anjali Wanigasuriya and her husband co-founded The Dutch Hospital. Anjali is a designer and visionary for all design projects whereas, her husband help her with management side of the business. Anjali is a history buff, who has a deep interest in colonial buildings and architectural restoration, historical period drama and documentaries, chose the brand name The Dutch Hospital that is most meaningful to her work and family.
As a small, independent business with a passion for a perfect interior and lifestyle products, The Dutch Hospital opened their doors in the Autumn of 2014 as a family owned and run business located in beautiful county of Buckinghamshire in England. With over 15 years of experiences in the design world, Anjali holds degrees in fashion design, fashion management and innovation management in the design industry. She founded The Dutch Hospital, after honing her skills while working for some of the top apparel firms in the United Kingdom and South Asia. She combines her love of colours, tradition and pattern with a passion for creative design to showcase her favourite eclectic inspired decor, accessories, antiques and furniture, and "one-of-a-kind" finds.