We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Stadthuys

Dutch Square Or Red Square, The Stadthuys, Melaka, Malaysia
6062841934
Website
Save
No entry fee. Enrich your experience with a tour or activity!
Popular ways to visit!
from US$100
More Info
Day Trip to Historical Malacca from Kuala Lumpur with River Cruise and Lunch
from US$95
More Info
Full-Day Heritage Tour of Malacca from Kuala Lumpur
from US$80
More Info
Private Day Trip to Malacca from Kuala Lumpur
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Overview
More
This 17th-century building was the seat of the Dutch administration and now houses a history museum.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good47%
  • Average22%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
Dutch Square Or Red Square, The Stadthuys, Melaka, Malaysia
CONTACT
Website
6062841934
Write a Review
Reviews (539)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 340 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

So fundamental to the layers of history from portugese to dutch occupation. Well signed and guided. Proud of their history

Thank wendy s
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stadthuys - The Red Building and the Red Square actually epitomizes Melaka. It has always stood out for me as very Malaccian. A Dutch word meaning 'City Hall' shows that Malacca was a city way before KL and Singapore came of age. Christ Church frames...More

Thank Patrick L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is really the town hall as it was called by the Dutch when they were in Malacca. It is also referred to the Square it's self we're all the red buildings are.

Thank Rossana2005
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fascinating museum full of interesting information about Melaka. Well presented and well maintained. Make sure that you leave plenty of time to see it as it's a lot bigger then it looks. A must for any visitor to the city.

Thank Anna F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always nice to see historical place. Parking always been an issue but we manage to get a space. It would be better if the government just close the road from cars.

Thank Yogitriharso
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Only myr5 for Malaysian, for us to revise our history with some painting and modal. However, it shall start according the beggining of melaka, and more description about how the dutch use the stadhuy building. We shall improve our museum, because more and more tourist...More

Thank JessyWong
Reviewed 5 June 2017

good to see and the view after the short climb here is great too.. there is parking lot nearby this place.

Thank Abuzer N
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Stretching "the whole length" along the east side of the Dutch Square (Malacca's "number-one" tourist site), this long building also has a long history behind it since it was the municipal building or the city hall (so the name 'stadthuys' in Dutch) of the Dutch...More

Thank Myo M
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This building was the administrative center for successive occupying governments. That is pretty much it. What is inside is a wonderful historical and ethnological museum. They are not related. There are a couple of vehicles out front representative of use in their day, an ancient...More

Thank ruthandvern
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

This is probably one of the first things you'll visit on your sightseeing tour of Malacca. The Stadthuys is at the Dutch Square and naturally attracts a lot of visitors. You have to pay to go inside, I personally found the Maritime museum on the...More

Thank drwols
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Straits Affair
143 reviews
.14 km away
Bikini Toppings
151 reviews
.13 km away
Sid's Pub at Jonker's
144 reviews
.09 km away
Hard Rock Cafe Melaka
723 reviews
.05 km away
Nearby Attractions
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum
1,576 reviews
.26 km away
Jonker Street
4,580 reviews
.15 km away
St. Paul's Hill & Church (Bukit St. Paul)
1,276 reviews
.19 km away
Red Square (Dutch Square)
1,346 reviews
.04 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
ayunda c
4 December 2016|
Answer Show all 5 answers
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
1
Vote