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Address: Dutch Square Or Red Square, The Stadthuys, Melaka, Malaysia
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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This 17th-century building was the seat of the Dutch administration and now...

This 17th-century building was the seat of the Dutch administration and now houses a history museum.

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$367*
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2-Day Private Tour of Malacca from Kuala Lumpur
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$88*
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Historical Malacca Full-Day Tour from Kuala Lumpur including Lunch

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Historical Melacca

Picturesque area of town with the river at its side and Jonker street near. Nice buildings and a gathering spot for the colorful trishaws that stand out against the red buildings

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
234craig234
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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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adelaide
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

this is a good ,well kept, easy to walk through. good signs & displays, car park right next to the building.

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Picturesque area of town with the river at its side and Jonker street near. Nice buildings and a gathering spot for the colorful trishaws that stand out against the red buildings

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Thank 234craig234
Marang, Malaysia
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102 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The legacy of the Dutch is still very much alive and felt in Malacca in a form of a red building called the Stadthuys. It used to be the administrative center of successive governments but now it is a history museum. The Stadthuys can be easily found as it is just beside the Christ Church. Opposite the Stadthuys is the... More 

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Thank yangrizal
Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is awesome for pictures and its very busy at times, my fave time too go is early in the morning and just sit by the fountain to reflect and relax :)

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Thank HHSGAL
Singapore, Singapore
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1,010 reviews
372 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's part of the red square walking area. You came to one area and got to see many of attractions. Be aware of 3 wheels bicycle, they asking price will change when you arrive to the place that he set lower price at the beginning and charge you for more higher price at the end. Can't trust them.

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Thank 0_Gyrfalcon_0
Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
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54 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plenty of spots to take photos for memory lane moments. Although it was pretty hot on that day, we managed to linger around and enjoy feasting our eyes on the surrounds and of course the row of shops along the buildings.

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Thank Lynnchoy
Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stadthuys is the main museum in the city. It gives you a good history of the empire there. However, I found the National Museum in Kuala Lumpur better to understand the history of Malacca. Do it in the afternoon as it serves as a good break from the heat.

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Thank Joy C
Amman, Jordan
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90 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The former governor's residence is a cool colonial building. Inside is a more than detailed history of Malaysia's modern history. Even as a history buff, I found the information overwhelming. There's an interesting old car out front.

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Thank Nicole B
singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely a must go, especially for history lovers. The ticket of RM10 covers 6 museums, the rest are optional as I felt the Stadthuys is really the highlight. It summarises the entire Malacca and its rise and fall through the 15th century till today. Many paintings explaining the legends and important figures. Some interesting artifacts include the actual tombstone of... More 

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Thank yiwenfrsingapore
Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

This is really nice view for taking picture during the sunset. A way to plan your trip from Jonker Walk, Hard Rock Cafe till the Dutch Square.

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