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Red Square (Dutch Square)

Melaka, Malaysia
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The center of town is referred to as "Red Square" because of the Dutch-inspired red buildings.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a fantastic spot to visit in the evening. It is packed with tourists and people jostle for photo opportunities. So if you are looking to take your photo alone in front of any of the attractions in red square (fountain, the church ,...More

Thank Amarshallsaf
Reviewed 6 days ago

This Red square was very red. The Church is being renovated but you can still go in. The are grave stones in the floor and the walls it was very interesting to look around even with the workmen there.

1  Thank Robyn T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This historical landmarks was packed with tourists. Quite hard to find a good spot for taking pictures. Many stalls offered similar items, souvenirs. You will have lots of choices to pick them. Price also cheap. Dont forget to bring umbrella or hat if you do...More

Thank Eric_Bachtiar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The sites of attraction are all clustered conveniently here at the Dutch Square, and at Jonker street, which are located in the vicinity of Melaka river. A great place in Malacca to spend one day at!

Thank daniellekris
Reviewed 1 week ago

This red square was built by the Dutch while they were the coloniser in Melaka way back in the 17th century. It was the administrative center of the Dutch masters to administer Melaka as the main port of the Malacca Straits back then. It was...More

Thank Ngan H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's definitely a good spot to visit, if on foot. Parking is a big problem around that area. The square itself is accessible to many places, St Paul's Hill, A Famosa, Jonker Walk, Malacca Muzium, Christ Church, Church of St Francis Xavier, the Malacca River...More

Thank Yvonne G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little square was over packed with the tourists. It looked nice but a little bit kitschy at the same time… We did not get any clicks and don’t understand why people are crazy about this square.

Thank EarlyRetirementAbroa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Near impossible to miss this square whenever we're in Malacca. One of the town's most spectacular landmarks, The Stadthuys rests on its ever-green laurels at the heart of Malacca as a museum filled with little shops at the sides with pretty wares (e.g. Kiak-kiak, the...More

Thank DocTrip1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really beautiful city. Uniquely different. You can walk the whole town for a whole day and just love the atmosphere the town has. This town is actually super cute if I was malaysian I would have my honey moon here.

Thank Varun K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dutch Square is certainly a must-visit place for visitors to Malacca. It is the center for the historical downtown and the most picturesque landmark in Malacca. The surrounding buildings are all uniquely painted in red and primarily built during the Dutch colonial period as their...More

Thank Alvin_83
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