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Stadthuys

Dutch Square Or Red Square, The Stadthuys, Melaka, Malaysia
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Ranked #21 of 68 Attractions in Melaka
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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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Melaka, Malaysia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This is a must visit place in Melaka where the Portugese built it long time ago during their invasion. Thousands of photos are taken there everyday but it tend to get too crowded during the weekends.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The building was having a little maintenance, and that's a good sign that the government put a good care to the heritage of our ancestors.

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Ubud, Indonesia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

It's worth going around town and seeing all the historic places as well as Jonker St. and the nice cafes and shops. If you're not so into historical places then maybe skip it. Can be seen along with St. Paul's Hill and other sights in one day.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

A great place for picnic though it may be a little bit crowded. A must visit for historical and cultural aficionados.

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Central Melaka District, Malaysia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
43 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Olden Church - look like a city in olden days. Very uniquely done by ancestor and can see some damage happened before - in many wars. Dislike - tiring walk. Extremely outstanding place and must give visit.

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Vancouver, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is a must-do photo stop if you are visiting Malacca. Walked over here during weekday to avoid crowd madness. Many decorated tricycles were ready to take tourists for a ride around this Heritage Site. Great for wedding photos too (saw a few couples there).

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Singapore, Singapore
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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Singapore
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50 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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
14 helpful votes 14 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
47 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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