Stadthuys Melaka – Dutch Square in Melaka
One of Melaka’s most prominent historical landmark is Stadthuys Melaka. Despite being the oldest Dutch building residing in the east, it still stands firm. The building came into existence when Melaka was under the Dutch ruling. Today, it has become an outstanding museum complex, with ethnography and history as the emphasis of the museums. It shows you the traditions and customs of the people of Melaka and its rich history, right from the beginning of the Malay Sultanate.
Stadthuys was a significant Dutch architecture during the Dutch rule. The museums are divided into the ethnography museum and a history museum that provides detailed information and knowledge regarding relics and costumes that played an imperative role in Melaka’s heroic past.
It is also known among the people as the famous ‘Dutch Square or Red Square’. Not many knew that Stadthuys was mainly operated for administrative work and it served the Dutch government for almost 300 years.
Also, because it is located right in the heart of this amazing city, there are many popular attractions nearby, that you may want to visit after this. Jonker street, Melaka river cruise, Maritime museum, Cheng Ho culture museum are some of them!
You should not miss this attraction when you are in Melaka! It definitely is one of the top 10 attractions here.
Here are other popular museums in Melaka
Melaka Sultanate Palace
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum
Malacca Heritage Centre
Other things to do in Melaka