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This 17th-century building was the seat of the Dutch administration and now houses a history museum.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Dutch Square Or Red Square, The Stadthuys, Melaka, Malaysia
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 17 February 2014

The Old Church is astounding and so is the Fountain and everything else you find here . It's just wonderful

5  Thank rawlson
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 6 December 2013

First of all, I was put off by the parked kitschy trishaws, bizarrely decorated with styrofoam-like colourful butterfly wings as the roof and flapping ridiculously as the poor trishaw-man struggle to peddle and the gaudily fluff-up seatings for lazy couch potatos to "do the tour"...More

7  Thank jazzyguy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the highlight for the trip, but please be careful or you'll be attack by the selfie sticks < A lot of tourist have it :D

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You see the buildings and you would imagine yourself in some European or latin country … but you look closer and see the shops around you selling Asian items then you remember you are in non other than Malaysia. I loved it … those into...More

1  Thank MuhammadAMA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Stadthuys was built during 1641 and 1660 and was the official residence of Dutch Governors and their officers. The building now houses the History and Ethnolography Museum. We walked down the hill after visiting St Paul's Church and joined tourists taking photographs here. On...More

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Stadthuys is believed to be the oldest-surviving Dutch building in the East. Part of Malacca town square’s prominent Dutch colonial architecture it is a massive bright terracotta-red riverfront building that was once the official residence of Dutch governors and officers. Built between 1641 and...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

The red brick heritage building is the must visit spot in melaka. Very crowded during weekends especially from tourists.

Thank ciktravelista
Reviewed 6 October 2018

This red building is on Dutch Square next to the clock tower. We didn't go in, but joined the hordes of people taking photos outside.

Thank bucketlisttravellers
Reviewed 28 September 2018

The epicenter of the Portuguese colony. Very well maintained both day and night it looks spectacular. The entry fee to Museum is high for foreigners specially if we are from third world. Half a day i spent here worth it.

Thank debaprasadbose
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

The Stadthuys reminds me of a statue in Stein am Rhein, Switzerland. The status is in a good condition and located in a nice park, near a river. Enjoy guys!

Thank Marcus S
Reviewed 16 September 2018

This is Malacca icon. It seems that nobody will miss this as all the buildings here are painted in dark red. Always crowded with people having selfie or group photos. Be aware of pick pockets. There are decorated trishaws to bring you around the area...More

Reviewed 16 September 2018

This museum has a fairly large display exhibiting the historical and cultural aspects of Melaka, and also shows the different eras of Melaka history under different colonial powers. Some of the writing on the labels describing the display is too small and therefore difficult to...More

Thank MichaelChew
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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