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Red Square (Dutch Square), Melaka

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Head to the center of the World Heritage-listed town to admire the buildings of Red Square (Dutch Square). Constructed between 1660 and 1700, the terracotta buildings showcase colonial Dutch style: the clock tower, the state house, the church all colored a memorable dusty red, with louvered windows and thick iron doors. Handed over to the British in the late 19th century, the centerpiece of the square remains a fountain commemorating Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Snap photos of the iconic structures and head into the onsite museum to learn more about the colonial era. To visit Red Square (Dutch Square) and other attractions in Melaka, use our Melaka tourist route planner.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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, Chri...  more »
  • 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.  more »
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  • the most iconic place in mallaca, it's very crowded. dont know what to do except taking photos. but quite near to jonker walk
  • Dutch sqaure Malacca is the most picturesque along Jalan Kota. It's also a colourfull trishaw pickup point, it is distinguished by a group of bright, terracotta-red colonial Dutch buildings, built between 1660 and 1700, with louvered windows and chunky doors with wrought iron hinges. A central fountain dominates the area: it is an ornate Victorian marble addition, erected in 1904 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. One of the oldest surviving parts of Malacca, Dutch Square’s most prominent building is the Stadthuys. Presiding over the entire south side of Dutch Square it was completed in 1660 and is said to be the oldest-existing Dutch building in the East.
  • Great historical place in Melacca city! This is the centre of Melacca city. Stadthuis, some museums, etc
  • One of the monumental place in Malacca. Because of its benefit from location, Malacca has colonized by several European countries such as Portugal, Netherlands and England. Historical building built by different countries were mixed in Malacca.
  • It's crowded most of the time but really worth going.