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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  • This large structure contains a lot of separate buildings where there are hosted the Town Hall and several museums. Nice to have a look around.  more »
  • The old Dutch City Hall now houses a museum of Melaka's history, ethnography and literature, tracing the town's colonial and Malay past. Personally I found the presentation of the information rather....  more »
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