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Dutch Square Or Red Square, The Stadthuys, Melaka, Malaysia
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This 17th-century building was the seat of the Dutch administration and now houses a history museum.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good47%
  • Average22%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Dutch Square Or Red Square, The Stadthuys, Melaka, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are taking bus from Malacca Bus Terminal and heading to Stadthuys, the bus will stop right at this place. You can easily walk a few steps there and take a look around the place

Thank Nor H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was the same as before. There's the history of this place which you can easily Google, but what made this place a tourist attraction is probably the herd instinct. People go there because people went there, and took great photos. Yes, the place is...More

Thank FEtravellor
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

The first time tourism object that I visited at Malaysia. Arrived here at nearly sunset. We got nice evening and beautiful sunset... And around the red building have big tree and many birds so peaceful heard about it. Then we walked along the river. So...More

Thank vehok
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Stadthuys means town hall in Dutch who built it as their administrative centre in the 1650s and later it was used by the British. It's large and built on 4 floors and was painted red in the 1820s. It continued to be used as a...More

Thank Nomadman411978
Reviewed 17 September 2017

This historic building needs no introduction and the high rating is for the edifice alone and its historical significance. Don't expect strong air conditioning in the museum inside. Like most, if not all, state-run museums on the peninsula, details of many exhibits are disappointingly scant.

Thank Grace B
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Didn't go in take a look thou . Took a short walk around it with ornament beside the building. As it is crowded I didn't like inside.

Thank Nylira Y
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This is a busy square and buzzing with visitors and the locals. There are quite a few sights in all directions from this space and its a must visit if you are in town. It will help orient the visitor in terms of direction and...More

1  Thank FussyDave12
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Located in the heart of Malacca town, this place is a must visit place when you visit the state of Malacca. You can see many old structures like the red church, water fountain and many more. This red square is also a stone throw from...More

Thank Jonathan Y
Reviewed 22 August 2017

This is close by and there are a few of these wonderfully coloured buildings to admire. Easy to walk around and view history.

Thank ChristineB21_21
Reviewed 22 August 2017

this is very nice squere, located in center of very beautiful UNESCO heritage city. from hereyou can reach most historical places in Melaka and reach top of the hill.

1  Thank Edgar K
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ayunda c
4 December 2016|
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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