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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  • August 16, 2017
    All the building on this square are Dutch. In the lonely planet, it says that the 'stadhuis' is modeled after the town hall of the city "Hoorn". This is wrong. It is modeled after the town hall of the...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Netherlands square was called expect because so many were disappointed on a smaller scale than the birthplace. Again, there's plenty of that wonderful show car looked troublesome. But I'm on the way to passing this cool glitches coffee is definitely the Hanja. .. No watermelon juice or enjoy a leisurely wander of the stone Chen. Follow the action flowing beer next to him more is great, but ....
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  • August 14, 2017
    There are a number of museums and other buildings built in the Dutch colonial style, it's really different to every other Asian city I've visited. Worth a wander  more »
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  • September 2, 2017
    Great place, you can do street shopping or shopping in the Dataran Pahlawan mall, the view is magnificent, go for yourself to experience it.
  • July 12, 2017
    the most iconic place in mallaca, it's very crowded. dont know what to do except taking photos. but quite near to jonker walk
  • May 19, 2017
    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.
  • March 15, 2017
    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.
  • May 15, 2017
    Great historical place in Melacca city! This is the centre of Melacca city. Stadthuis, some museums, etc

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