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Fascinating if you are nosey like me!

Very interesting and of course dog-friendly to walk around the ancient Dutch quarter and nose into... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
EllenMay2013
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Colchester, United Kingdom
Nice old buildings

The Dutch Quarter is a haven of quite away from the hustle and bustle of the busy High Street just... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
Ken C
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Black Notley, United Kingdom
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Dutch Quarter Apartments West Stockwell Street, Colchester CO1 1FQ, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 1 February 2008

Forget trying to negotiate the narrow, hilly streets by car for a view of this area, park up and walk! The area was settled by the Dutch in the 1600s when they were enticed over to England with their methods for weaving, and where they...More

11  Thank SuzyUK
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

This is a beautiful area to visit and the town council have spent a great deal of money to refurbish the whole area. It is clean and well maintained and gives an insight into Old Colchester before the Great Siege. BUT do not enter this...More

13  Thank David J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting and of course dog-friendly to walk around the ancient Dutch quarter and nose into these quaint buildings. Fascinating array of homes. Continue your visit into nearby Colchester just up the road, to enjoy a snack, cup of tea, or something stronger!!!

Thank EllenMay2013
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

This part of Colchester is very old and has some amazing architecture. You can take a tour or walk at your own pace.

1  Thank 649briank
Reviewed 30 September 2018

The Dutch Quarter is a haven of quite away from the hustle and bustle of the busy High Street just a few steps away. Development dates from the mid 1500s. Flemish refugees began to settle in the area. It is steep and the streets are...More

Thank Ken C
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

A pleasant walk around the two or three roads that make up the Colchester Dutch quarter is a nice contrast to the commercialised High Street, although only a couple of minutes apart. There are some nice buildings and quaint roads, ok if passing throughout nearby,...More

Thank AndyE402
Reviewed 13 November 2017

We spent several hours just ambling along to look at the old buildings, and even on such a cold day, many other folk doing the same.

1  Thank CambridgeCat
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We are visiting Colchester for a 70th birthday and booked Peaks House. We all enjoyed the Dutch Quarter. Very peaceful, lovely to have a wander the streets and enjoy the living history.

1  Thank Charlie H
Reviewed 4 October 2017

You need to take a good stroll and look carefully at the history of this Dutch built area of Colchester, again very interesting.

1  Thank Chris C
Reviewed 29 September 2017

A bit tucked away and not an area you would go out your way to visit, but all said worth a small detour. Pleasant.

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

I can't think of many places that would look the same after 400 years or so. Yet the Dutch Quarter is exact;y that. Just off the high street, you can meander down roads that were built in the 1500s down to the River Colne and...More

3  Thank J-L-B
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Had a quick wander throught the streets of the dutch quater. Lots of nice old houses, but nothing else.. Pleasant enough, but dont go out of your way unless you are interested in looking at old houses.

1  Thank alisdair t
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