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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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The famous Red building

This is a must pit-stop. This building is famous for its color and its rich history. Do take a picture and read the history about this building. Its good that they have preserved... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

When you visit stadthuys you'll get to know more about the culture and all. Fee will be 5 RM for local and 10 RM for the foreigners.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is a must pit-stop. This building is famous for its color and its rich history. Do take a picture and read the history about this building. Its good that they have preserved it till to date.

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Bandung,Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Visited the Stadthuys on 2 May 2015 , a very crowded weekend because of the long holiday. The historical building ,means the City Hall , in Dutch language, is quite ordinary , it was painted red , like all the other buildings in the area, when it was handed over to the British. It was built by the Dutch occupants... More 

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Well, we didn't expect much and didn't get much, but still a must see in Melaka. At least for the photos and the carzy bicycles with sidecars

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I didnt excpected a lot from stadthuys, but i just think it is nothing special about it. Just a lot of stalls and flower bicycles. You can't take picture inside the church, you have to pay.

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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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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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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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