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Stadthuys

Address: Dutch Square Or Red Square, The Stadthuys, Melaka, Malaysia
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Ranked #21 of 69 Attractions in Melaka
Type: Architectural Buildings, History Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This 17th-century building was the seat of the Dutch administration...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, History Museums, Museums, Sights & 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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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
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English first
Central Melaka District, Malaysia
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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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31 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

But the building structures are worth visiting and have a look even from outside. It is fascinating to see the designs and culture of buildings erected from so long time ago still here.

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Tianjin, Tianjin, China
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Unfortunately the best parts of this museum complex were closed. We could only access The Governor's House, The Literature museum and the Museum of Education. Neither were much of interest to us, we wished to see the old town house. On the positive side, going up to the old church ruins provides great views and you can see Dutch graves... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

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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161 attraction reviews
197 helpful votes 197 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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North Sydney, Australia
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76 helpful votes 76 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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51 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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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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