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Stadthuys

Address: Dutch Square Or Red Square, The Stadthuys, Melaka, Malaysia
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Ranked #19 of 61 Attractions in Melaka
Type: Architectural Buildings, History Museums, Landmarks
Owner description: This 17th-century building was the seat of the Dutch administration...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, History Museums, Landmarks
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This 17th-century building was the seat of the Dutch administration and now houses a history museum.
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Unique building which you can see only in Malacca. Colourful and historic. However, the place can get very hot and humid in the afternoon.

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Malacca, Melaka, Malaysia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The Stadhuys is the Government Buildings of the past. A visit to the Stadhuys enable you to understand how Melaka was administered by the colony masters.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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136 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

It is located along Jalan Gereja. Near the estuary of the Malacca River and close to Jonker Street. This is the legacy of the Dutch and it felt by everybody in Malacca. The Stadthuys is actually the old Dutch spelling for Town Hall. It is a reproduction of the former Stadhuis of the Frisian town of Hoorn in the Netherland's.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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69 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This was closed without explanation on this visit. It would have been helpful to have had some signage to state this, or to suggest how long it would be closed.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
51 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The Stadthuis of Malacca gives you and idea of the Dutch presence in Malacca. The Dutch came here after the Portuguise. There are still many Dutch names that give you the memories of the Dutch period here. The whole old quarters have Dutch street names despite that the British came after the Dutch!

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Perth, Australia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Now a historical museum, but sadly we could not look inside due to renovations. From the exterior....Beautiful typically Dutch architecture, ornate red building..

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malacca city
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

An old building still standing to remind the world of the presence of the Dutch occupation in Malacca during the 17th century. Formerly, it houses the Government departments but has now being turned into a museum.A hit with the Europeans who come from a far to get their photos taken to be shown back home that they have been to... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Malacca Stadt House or its Dutch name The Stadthuys was the Dutch Administrative centre back in the 17th Century when the Durch colonized Malacca. Up till the early 1990s it was used by the Malacca government as its administrative centre. With its iconic red coloring, it's is a must visit place when you come to Malacca so it was... More 

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Melaka, Malaysia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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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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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