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

You haven't been to malacca if you didn't visit this location of malacca history. Lots of tourists and trishaws around. Quite an interesting part of town

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

You haven't been to malacca if you didn't visit this location of malacca history. Lots of tourists and trishaws around. Quite an interesting part of town

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Visit the stadhuys in malacca or else it would be akin to going to Paris and skipping the Eiffel Tower

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Took few visitors from Hkg to visit this historical site which was rich of artifact and memories for them they love it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

If only these Stadthuys could talk. It's nice seeing these historical structures still preserved and intact. Melaka did a great job in saving these witnesses to history.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Iconic building of Melaka, Dutch style thick brick, large window design with red paint outside, this building was formerly both Dutch and British governor's office, later became state's administration office until 70's. Inside the building explains about history of Melaka, but collection is minimal.

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Suzhou, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The Stadthuys is a super old building near some other super old buildings. Its nice to see things from past centuries alive and kicking in the present.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Interesting place to visit. However, I feel to get a better understanding of the place, one has to get a guide.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I revisited Malacca to see what had happened since my last visit, which was before the UNESCO World Heritage listing was bestowed on the city. The good news is that Malacca seems to be a centre for cultural tourism, with dozens of museums. If you can think of a topic, Malacca seems to have a museum of it. In fact... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Stadhuys means town hall in Dutch and it is the red brick building next to Christchurch and the Clock Tower. Built in 1650 for the Dutch Governor, it is believed to be the iconic red building right in the centre of Melaka.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The museum is a must-visit for all visitors and locals alike. Very informative. However, some of the exhibits needs names and explanations.

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Address: Dutch Square Or Red Square, The Stadthuys, Melaka, Malaysia
Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Melaka State  >  Central Melaka District  >  Melaka

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