Baan Hollanda

Museum in Ayuthaya

The bright and beautifully curated 'Dutch House' features an excellent exhibition of Thai-Dutch history alongside the excavated foundations of centuries-old Dutch buildings. The Dutch East India Company (VOC) arrived in Ayuthaya in 1604 and set up a trading post here, hoping to use Thailand (then Siam) as a gateway to China. Adjoining the museum is a charming clog-adorned cafe offering stroopwafels and other Dutch-themed snacks alongside Western and Thai-style coffees and tea.

Baan Hollanda has a peaceful riverside location, so spare some time to admire the boatyard outside.