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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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Dutch heritage in Malaysia

The Stadthuys is one of the Dutch heritage buildings on Red Square and has for Malacca the same recognition value as the Tower Bridge for London or the Petronas Towers in KL. When... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A small piece of ruins which is not particularly interesting. worth having just a peek if you are in the neighberhood.

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Kuala Lumpur
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Stadthuys - Dutch for Town Hall and still used as an admin centre until recently. Now a museum, had a look at the entrance and walked around the outside on the way up the hill to the church ruins. Decided not to go in and visited the church next door. Believe not enough being done to showcase the building as... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

I think it is a bit too modernized with all those over decorated trishaws and shops.It doesn't give you the feeling that it was built in the past.It gives the feeling that it was built just recently.This review applies to the Christchurch beside it too.

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Melaka, Melaka, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

this is a very historical place... never been here meant that you never been to Melaka... nearby here are some very old buildings, museums and historical site... some photo shooting places also.. trishaws will be all around at this area for ride and photos...

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Macao
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

It’s a massive red building, located on the Dutch square, besides Christchurch, a legacy from the Dutch and a very good example of Dutch colonial architecture with solid doors. It used to be an administrative office, but is now a history museum. On the other side of the river is Jonker Street, and on the top of the hill is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This is the relic of the Dutch rule in Melaka, featuring Salmon Red Walls, heavy Wooden Doors and wrought Iron Hinges! Not exactly a stintilating visit! The Historical Museum is at present closed for restoration so you may want to give this a miss until the Museum re-opens

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The Stadthuys is one of the Dutch heritage buildings on Red Square and has for Malacca the same recognition value as the Tower Bridge for London or the Petronas Towers in KL. When you see a promotion leaflet of Malacca, chances are 100% that on the first picture the Stadthuys is shown. In a previous review of mine of Red... More 

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

The original Stadhuys is maintained in it's "as is" condition in the original red clay color. The simple yet beautiful Victoria Regina water fountain still stands prominently in the front court yard and the old St. Francis Xaviers Church.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Must view in Melaka, it is Melaka Iconm everyone who come to Melaka sure must visit here. Just a view, no activity can do here.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This place be Malacca Icon, everyone whos come to Malacca alway visited this place. All building with red colour, and nice for background photo. Much spot photo in here, but very crowded. Not easy to get photo with clear without people in our picture. But i like this place. In here, we can buy souvenir because beside the Chirs Church... More 

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