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Dutch Square Or Red Square, The Stadthuys, Melaka, Malaysia
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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 yesterday

One of the must-see if you are first time in Malacca. Rich history - Portuguese and Dutch rule. Museum is average. The museum on the ship nearby is more interesting. Take the 'colourful trishaw' ride (fee applies) if you want to rest your feet.

Thank 27Vivien77
Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum is housed in a historical building, exhibits were fine. Unfortunately, the pop music blaring from the stupid rickshaws outside could be heard in the museum, spoiling the atmosphere. Also, government propaganda songs were being played on the loudspeakers inside the museum. Turn it...More

Thank adhansstuff
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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
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ayunda c
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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