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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
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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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
51 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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18 helpful votes 18 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Ubud, Indonesia
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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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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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40 helpful votes 40 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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31 reviews 31 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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