The Stadhuys

The Stadthuys

The Stadthuys is also one of the symbolic monuments in Malacca. It is the most famous location for the tourists to take pictures with this unique terracotta brick building as a backdrop.

After successfully captured Malacca from the Portuguese, the Dutch built The Stadhuys as the government center. The building was erected in 1660. It is believed to be the oldest Dutch government building in Southeast Asia.

Christ Church is located next to the building. Today, The Stadthuys has been renovated into the museum complex.

Image by: Khalzuri Yazid

Operating Hours

Monday – Thursday: 9.00 a.m – 7.00 p.m

Friday – Sunday: 9.00 a.m – 20.30 p.m


Adult: RM 5.00

Children: RM 2.00


Jalan Gereja, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka.

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Hear From Others

London has Trafalgar Square, Melaka has Stadthuys! To tourists who don’t know where to start their city visit, this should be your first stop!


If you are looking for a walk through the history of Melaka, this is the place to go.


Dutch Square is as historical as it is picturesque. With bright, terracotta-red buildings surrounding a Victorian-style marble fountain, the best way to appreciate the square is with a trishaw ride.



Nearby Attractions

Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum

Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum

Source: The Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum

The Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum was opened in 1985. The museum displays the history and the culture of the peranakan community in Melaka.

Taming Sari Tower

Taming Sari Tower

Source: Sham Hardy

Taming Sari Tower is the first gyro tower in Malaysia. It was opened in 2008. The visitors will be able to enjoy the views of St. Hill Paul, Dataran Pahlawan, Melaka River and Melaka Straits from above.

Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum

Melaka Sultanate Palace

Source: Adiput

The Palace building is a replica of the actual palace of the Malay Sultanate of Melaka during the reign of Sultan Mansur Shah.

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