One of the oldest remaining Dutch colonial buildings in the Far East, Stadthuys sits in the heart of Melaka. Stop by this landmark building to learn about the history of the city and its various peoples, from Melaka's establishment in 1400 until 1957--the year the Federation of Malaya gained independence. The building formerly served as the seat of the Dutch administration and now houses history and ethnography museums. The earthy tones of the structure and the rest of the colonial-era square make a striking backdrop for photographs. Before you head to Melaka, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Melaka trip itinerary app , to make sure you see all that Melaka has to offer, including Stadthuys.
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  • September 26, 2017
    Stadthuys means town hall in Dutch who built it as their administrative centre in the 1650s and later it was used by the British. It's large and built on 4 floors and was painted red in the 1820s. It ...  more »
  • September 17, 2017
    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 ...  more »
  • September 17, 2017
    The Red House is the Museum of history of modern Malay, closes at 5 o'clock every day. We are basically stuck. Major exhibits is the Sudan, Portugal, the Netherlands, and the Japanese colonial period and modern Malacca's historical relics. If compared to this kind of thing and the Palace Museum are certainly far worse, it basically amounts to a kind of old Beijing Beijing Bo folk show level. But Malay or a friend interested in the history of Malacca can still fly, seemingly do not need tickets (because it was close to closing, front door unlocked, we pushed the door, no one checked ... ) Generally speaking most of the attractions of Malacca belonging to cultural attractions, basic may be called one of the key attractions of this place, still need to go. PS: there are many characteristics of Malacca Red House human three-wheeled carts, Yo cannot be seen anywhere else. Tours m $40 to take you around the core attractions of Malacca. Hate walking vvv may consider yo ~
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  • September 4, 2017
    Historical place. Few minutes walk to Jonker Street, St Paul's Church, A Famosa, etc. Many trishaw wait to pick up tourist.
  • August 31, 2017
    Great building complex. Must be patient when to take a picture because tourist are everywhere.
  • March 23, 2017
    The centre of the old town, Melaka. Nice building. Sometimes, there are so many tourist that will make you feel really chaotic. Cross the bridge, follow the small alleys is quite interesting.
  • March 28, 2017
    Historical place worth taking picture for. Do walk around the surroundings and visit the nearby Jonker walk too. Try one of the colourful trishaw which will change its decoration according to current trend.
  • July 4, 2017
    Beautiful place. Will come back very soon!

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