The Stadhuys, also known as the Red Square in Melaka, is a prominent landmark in this UNESCO World Heritage City. Built in 1650 as the official residence of the Dutch Governor and his officers, The Stadthuys is a fine example of Dutch architecture of that period. It is believed to be the oldest Dutch building in the East.
An outstanding example of colonial Dutch architecture, this building now houses the History Museum and the Ethnography Museum. On display are traditional bridal costumes and relics from Melaka's 400-year-old history. A trip to the Stadthuys can be combined with some of the other notable attractions such as the Christ Church and the Clock tower.
Today, the Stadthuys provides a perfect backdrop for photos.