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Address: Dutch Square Or Red Square, The Stadthuys, Melaka, Malaysia
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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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A must visit historical place while u step in Malacca. This is one of the unique Dutch architecture in Malaysia.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Kuching, Malaysia

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Nice view of the Melaka city, but the landmark is disappointing itself. Not much to see since most of the fort has been destroyed, with just a few walls standing.

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Kuching, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

A must visit historical place while u step in Malacca. This is one of the unique Dutch architecture in Malaysia.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The Stadhuys is the original Dutch colonial administrative heart of Malacca. The building now houses a museum covering the complete history of Malacca from first settlement through the Sultanate period and then through colonisation by the Portuguese, British andDutch

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Pekanbaru, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

must take the picture. this building represents beauty of history. always filled crowded of people in peak season, so better find good time to visit the best shot in this building

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

It's a really nice climb to the top of The A'Famosa to find the dilapidated but historical palace and get to appreciate the view of Melaka from the top. The interesting thing is the plagues and the tomb stones that tell a story of who and what was there and how hard life must have been back then. Stadthuys on... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Another place to take nice pictures but please avoid this place in thre afternoon caused its too hot , how the picture gonna look nice if you cant even open your eyes

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PORTUGAL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Now is a museum and is a large red building located on the Dutch square, where you can also find Church in old colonial Dutch style.

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Korora, NSW
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A nice place to sit a look. You can take a few good pictures here but watch the hordes of tourists as they pour off the buses, they are sure to get in your way when taking a photo.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The Stadhuys was the administrative building for the Dutch colony in Melaca in the 1650s. A large Handsome building in the 18 Century classical style with a handsome doorway. Originally painted white it is now painted red like the rest of the square. It is now the Museum of History and Ethnology but leads into a courtyard and military compound... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

he Stadthuys is a fine example of Dutch architecture of that period. It is believed to be the oldest Dutch building in the East.

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