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This 17th-century building was the seat of the Dutch administration and now houses a history museum.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Dutch Square Or Red Square, The Stadthuys, Melaka, Malaysia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

On a Sunday I was lucky enough to meet the local guide who could explain the history of the Stadhuys and Melaka in details. It was a pleasant journey back in time.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the main historical places in Melaka. But it is totally spoilt by all the souvenir stalls and terribly tacky trishaws which are an eyesore and disturbance playing all the deafening music. The Melaka Tourism Board should do something about this! It makes photography...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It houses Malaysian history museum and excavates from 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. RM2 per person for adults. Good for history lovers.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Mornings6
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The scenic center of the city is a nice place to hang out and soak up the atmosphere. The trishaw rides are pretty noisy with the music they play -- I thought I had heard the last of "Achy Breaky Heart" -- but they're harmless...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2019

The bicycle can accommodate 2 adults and a younger kid. These are well decorated with pink, blue and yellow. You can listen to music all the way.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Ranga N
Reviewed May 10, 2019 via mobile

First, don't confuse the Christ Church place and Stadthuys, Stadthuys is the museum that you can enter from the right side of the main building. I think this museum is essential to understand the history of this city and the Malaysian peninsula. You'll find on...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 8, 2019

When coming down from the hill take your time and pause here to soak up the atmosphere and sites around you.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Christopher S
Reviewed May 1, 2019

Tells the history of Melaka from the Colonial days. A must go for all those History fans. A good place to start. A lot of information to digest. I would recommend 1-2 hours to get a fully comprehensive picture of Melaka. They charge RM 5...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 29, 2019

As everything else included in our day trip, there are just too many people and a day trip is too rushed. However, this is a very attractive and well-maintained building. Not great for people with mobility issues, as plenty of steps. Probably best to visit...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kathryn D
Reviewed April 23, 2019 via mobile

Malacca has lots of interesting history and the opportunity to offer people who come to visit so much more than the city currently offers. The Stadthuys is probably the best example of this. The building itself is nice though when you go inside to visit...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from Ngan H | Reviewed this property |
After taking your lunch upon reaching Melaka, I suggest you take the river cruise first near the Stadhuys. Then you take a short taxi ride to Masjid Selat Melaka. After that, you can drop by Menara Taming Sari. A short walk... More