... when it ain't Dutch. Yes we were here too to play our unsavory role in the history of what is now the city of Melaka. We chased away the Portugese and conquered Melaka in 1641. It was under Dutch rule for 150 years. Remnants of that period still to be seen are the town hall, the Stadhuys, the fortress with VOC (Dutch East India Company) signs, a Dutch grave yard and a fake Dutch windmill. Some Streets have beside their Malay name also a Dutch name, like Heeren street and Jonker street. Also the Christian church on the town square has been built by the Dutch.