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Stadthuys

Dutch Square Or Red Square, The Stadthuys, Melaka, Malaysia
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Ranked #19 of 68 Attractions in Melaka
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Type: Architectural Buildings, History Museums
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: This 17th-century building was the seat of the Dutch administration and now houses a history museum.
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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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57 reviews 57 reviews
43 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 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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Singapore, Singapore
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Can't even take a picture without someone at the background. Anyway the place is closed? not sure if it's even open... Can't recall but it was closed when I visited for the second time.

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New York City, New York
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91 reviews 91 reviews
47 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

You have not been to Melaka if you have not been to Stadthuys. period. Majority of the heritage sites are around here and it takes a 30mins walk to cover all of them and up to 4 hours for an in-depth coverage. I simply park my rented car here (one of the safer places to park, alternatively you can park... More

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Hurwenen, The Netherlands
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I thought you might be able to visit the stadthuys, but you can just view it from the outside. Nothing special about the building, does not even look old (due to to many reataurations?).

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
45 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Certainly the renovations have taken over.Well other countries can and do make ways of renovating while people can see the exhibits.For all we know after the renovations, the common public will not be allowed in. Anyway it is sad to see this turn of events.I hope for the best.

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Sydney
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Interesting Dutch architecture, but covering a much smaller area than I expected. Easy to find - just across the river from Jonker Street.

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I might be wrong but perhaps people who visit this attraction is tourist at the most. Surely it is a great place for tourist, there are couple of hawker foods around the premise (one I remember a good one is Durian Cendol). You can bring your camera as you should take a picture of yourself in here (a selfie would... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
26 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Together with Red Building,the fountain and the windmill across the street made this place a beautiful scenery and a historical landmarks as well as it reserves as a museum and historical sites. Although I didn't expect to see several stands around the area..still its indeed a remembrance place to travel

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