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Dutch Square Or Red Square, The Stadthuys, Melaka, Malaysia
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Ranked #18 of 69 attractions in Melaka
Type: Architectural Buildings, History Museums
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: This 17th-century building was the seat of the Dutch administration and now houses a history museum.
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Singapore, Singapore
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Can't even take a picture without someone at the background. Anyway the place is closed? not sure if it's even open... Can't recall but it was closed when I visited for the second time.

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New York City, New York
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91 reviews 91 reviews
47 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

You have not been to Melaka if you have not been to Stadthuys. period. Majority of the heritage sites are around here and it takes a 30mins walk to cover all of them and up to 4 hours for an in-depth coverage. I simply park my rented car here (one of the safer places to park, alternatively you can park... More

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Hurwenen, The Netherlands
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I thought you might be able to visit the stadthuys, but you can just view it from the outside. Nothing special about the building, does not even look old (due to to many reataurations?).

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
45 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Certainly the renovations have taken over.Well other countries can and do make ways of renovating while people can see the exhibits.For all we know after the renovations, the common public will not be allowed in. Anyway it is sad to see this turn of events.I hope for the best.

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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Interesting Dutch architecture, but covering a much smaller area than I expected. Easy to find - just across the river from Jonker Street.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I might be wrong but perhaps people who visit this attraction is tourist at the most. Surely it is a great place for tourist, there are couple of hawker foods around the premise (one I remember a good one is Durian Cendol). You can bring your camera as you should take a picture of yourself in here (a selfie would... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
26 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Together with Red Building,the fountain and the windmill across the street made this place a beautiful scenery and a historical landmarks as well as it reserves as a museum and historical sites. Although I didn't expect to see several stands around the area..still its indeed a remembrance place to travel

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Bogor, Indonesia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Since Stadthuys is a landmark city of Melaka, we met many of tourist from several groups. So better you go in the morning especially if you wanna made a selfie photo without many people surround.

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Hong Kong
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Nice and well-preserved western style architectural buildings in red, together with the ruins of the churches and fortress formed the cluster of dutch and portugese world heritage class treasures in South-East Asia. The outlook of the buildings are similar to other colonial ruins in Macau and Taiwan (also former colonies of Netherlands and Portugal) but the 'red' colour is unique... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

There is a sign said "NO ENTRY" "Conservation Work Is In Progressed. We Are Sorry For The Inconvenience."

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