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This 17th-century building was the seat of the Dutch administration and now houses a history museum.
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Dutch Square Or Red Square, The Stadthuys, Melaka, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In the middle of town is this landmark called Stadthuys. It is a bright red 17th-century building and was the seat of the Dutch administration. It is now a museum giving an insight to the history of Melaka.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dr Neerja L B
Reviewed 1 week ago

very very busy place. but interesting architecture. we've taken many pretty photos with it. the pullchairs are quite expensive... and for some reason have hello kitties on it??? lol

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Oct_Fly
Reviewed October 31, 2018

This is the highlight for the trip, but please be careful or you'll be attack by the selfie sticks < A lot of tourist have it :D

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Coastal50213785269
Reviewed October 31, 2018

You see the buildings and you would imagine yourself in some European or latin country … but you look closer and see the shops around you selling Asian items then you remember you are in non other than Malaysia. I loved it … those into...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank MuhammadAMA
Reviewed October 23, 2018

The Stadthuys was built during 1641 and 1660 and was the official residence of Dutch Governors and their officers. The building now houses the History and Ethnolography Museum. We walked down the hill after visiting St Paul's Church and joined tourists taking photographs here. On...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank nellielim
Reviewed October 23, 2018

The Stadthuys is believed to be the oldest-surviving Dutch building in the East. Part of Malacca town square’s prominent Dutch colonial architecture it is a massive bright terracotta-red riverfront building that was once the official residence of Dutch governors and officers. Built between 1641 and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank javiercard2017
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

The red brick heritage building is the must visit spot in melaka. Very crowded during weekends especially from tourists.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank ciktravelista
Reviewed October 5, 2018

This red building is on Dutch Square next to the clock tower. We didn't go in, but joined the hordes of people taking photos outside.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank bucketlisttravellers
Reviewed September 28, 2018

The epicenter of the Portuguese colony. Very well maintained both day and night it looks spectacular. The entry fee to Museum is high for foreigners specially if we are from third world. Half a day i spent here worth it.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank debaprasadbose
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

The Stadthuys reminds me of a statue in Stein am Rhein, Switzerland. The status is in a good condition and located in a nice park, near a river. Enjoy guys!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Marcus_Santoso
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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