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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.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good47%
  • Average22%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Dutch Square Or Red Square, The Stadthuys, Melaka, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This historic building needs no introduction and the high rating is for the edifice alone and its historical significance. Don't expect strong air conditioning in the museum inside. Like most, if not all, state-run museums on the peninsula, details of many exhibits are disappointingly scant.

Thank Grace B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn't go in take a look thou . Took a short walk around it with ornament beside the building. As it is crowded I didn't like inside.

Thank Nylira Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a busy square and buzzing with visitors and the locals. There are quite a few sights in all directions from this space and its a must visit if you are in town. It will help orient the visitor in terms of direction and...More

Thank FussyDave12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in the heart of Malacca town, this place is a must visit place when you visit the state of Malacca. You can see many old structures like the red church, water fountain and many more. This red square is also a stone throw from...More

Thank Jonathan Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is close by and there are a few of these wonderfully coloured buildings to admire. Easy to walk around and view history.

Thank ChristineB21_21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is very nice squere, located in center of very beautiful UNESCO heritage city. from hereyou can reach most historical places in Melaka and reach top of the hill.

1  Thank Edgar K
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

This museum is detailed as anything and extremely well curated. There isn't actually that much to see, artifact wise but what's there follows a really logical progression and gives you a real insight into the customs and history of the state of Malacca

1  Thank Phil C
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

ThecTown Hall is a loveky building, resplendent in the same red as RedcSquareca fewcdteps below it. It is such a unique edifice with such character. But, as I have also said almost word for word in my review of Christchurch, what doesn't help is the...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 22 July 2017

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 22 July 2017

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
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ayunda c
4 December 2016|
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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