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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 2 weeks ago

The iconic red building at the heart of Red / Dutch Square, it acts as the epicentre for tourism in Melaka, including where all the cartoon rickshaw / cyclo riders assemble - you can also walk up the outer steps for free to get fantastic...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank neilhassall
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The red buildings of Malacca are distinct and this is another such. It is a town hall now converted to a museum with different exhibits.The street outside is quite crowded with all the flowery tricycles. A taste of the period.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RHM63
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It means city hall in Dutch and is the icon / landmark of Melaka. There are many souvenir shop and trishaw riders. It's always crowded. All the landmarks like Christ church, Victoria fountain are close by.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank G2designin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very traditional and uninteresting presentation of some melaka histories.....for my 7 and 4 yr old....still did the job...but something newer and more sophisticated will be good to upkeep the places...which is very strategic....

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Chui Mei C
Reviewed 5 January 2019

Dutch Square Malacca is the most iconic part of Malacca, the first place you see on any guidebooks, brochure and map of the city. The place is uniquely recognisable by a group of bright red old time Dutch colonial buildings, built in the 1600s. You...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 253SA
Reviewed 31 December 2018

The former administrive centre of Melaka, this interesting building now houses various museums and exhibitions. It was interesting to see how the history of Melaka has shaped the town, by the Dutch, Portuguese, British, Japanese.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rosemary03
Reviewed 27 December 2018

You can't miss the Stadhuys, it's the big red building in Dutch Square. Once it was the official residence of the governor when Malacca was under Dutch rule, it is now a museum showing the history of the people who settled in Melaka. Once you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank friskycelery
Reviewed 25 December 2018 via mobile

The landmark of Dutch Melaka, the Stadhuys. Magneficient as the clock tower stood withstanding the tropical weather since 1641. Took our friends from China for a walk through the historic city.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dr_ganlt
Reviewed 25 December 2018

We visited the museum inside as well and it is very well done. Couldn't visit every section of it because the baby was bit cranky on the day, but otherwise it was very much worth the price we paid for entrance to the museum. One...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Charchit A
Reviewed 3 December 2018

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
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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