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Address: Dutch Square Or Red Square, The Stadthuys, Melaka, Malaysia
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

This 17th-century building was the seat of the Dutch administration and now...

This 17th-century building was the seat of the Dutch administration and now houses a history museum.

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Historical Melacca

Picturesque area of town with the river at its side and Jonker street near. Nice buildings and a gathering spot for the colorful trishaws that stand out against the red buildings

Reviewed 4 February 2016
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 8 February 2016

this is a good ,well kept, easy to walk through. good signs & displays, car park right next to the building.

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 4 February 2016

Picturesque area of town with the river at its side and Jonker street near. Nice buildings and a gathering spot for the colorful trishaws that stand out against the red buildings

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Marang, Malaysia
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Reviewed 30 January 2016

The legacy of the Dutch is still very much alive and felt in Malacca in a form of a red building called the Stadthuys. It used to be the administrative center of successive governments but now it is a history museum. The Stadthuys can be easily found as it is just beside the Christ Church. Opposite the Stadthuys is the... More 

Thank yangrizal
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 26 January 2016

This place is awesome for pictures and its very busy at times, my fave time too go is early in the morning and just sit by the fountain to reflect and relax :)

Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

It's part of the red square walking area. You came to one area and got to see many of attractions. Be aware of 3 wheels bicycle, they asking price will change when you arrive to the place that he set lower price at the beginning and charge you for more higher price at the end. Can't trust them.

Thank 0_Gyrfalcon_0
Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
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Reviewed 15 January 2016

Plenty of spots to take photos for memory lane moments. Although it was pretty hot on that day, we managed to linger around and enjoy feasting our eyes on the surrounds and of course the row of shops along the buildings.

Thank Lynnchoy
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 12 January 2016

Stadthuys is the main museum in the city. It gives you a good history of the empire there. However, I found the National Museum in Kuala Lumpur better to understand the history of Malacca. Do it in the afternoon as it serves as a good break from the heat.

Thank Joy C
Amman, Jordan
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Reviewed 8 January 2016

The former governor's residence is a cool colonial building. Inside is a more than detailed history of Malaysia's modern history. Even as a history buff, I found the information overwhelming. There's an interesting old car out front.

Thank Nicole B
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Reviewed 6 January 2016

Definitely a must go, especially for history lovers. The ticket of RM10 covers 6 museums, the rest are optional as I felt the Stadthuys is really the highlight. It summarises the entire Malacca and its rise and fall through the 15th century till today. Many paintings explaining the legends and important figures. Some interesting artifacts include the actual tombstone of... More 

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Reviewed 4 January 2016

This is really nice view for taking picture during the sunset. A way to plan your trip from Jonker Walk, Hard Rock Cafe till the Dutch Square.

Thank jonamike5

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