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Stadthuys

Dutch Square Or Red Square, The Stadthuys, Melaka, Malaysia
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Ranked #18 of 68 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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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
44 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Sydney
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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
32 reviews 32 reviews
26 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
146 helpful votes 146 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
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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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Mich
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403 reviews 403 reviews
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172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Our second trip to Melaka in 4 years, we always take a stroll down the Stadthuys, nice colorful buildings, shops, galleries and part of what makes Melaka, Melaka

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Well, what can I say about this place that can excite others to visit ? As for all of us, it's just a simple "RED" building called Stadthuys ..the same old Museum with the same business stalls that riping off your pocket ? The state government need to make it more livelier !

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Most interesting as Malakka was a Dutch settlement and the museum is filled with old Dutch tools, fishing gear et all. Unfortunately the information given was grossly inadequate and mainly in Malay, They should really improve this (maybe after the restoration?)and add Englih information as that would make it better comprehensible for tourists. Special attention for the painting of the... More

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