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This is the old city of Batavia. Rundown, picturesque and a great night market.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Jl. Kali Besar Timur, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
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Reviewed yesterday

Each country has its history. To know more about the country and appreciate its culture, it would be a nice to go and take a peek of what the place has to offer. We understand the going there must be in the morning to avoid...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sandracyu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

just a walking distance from Jakartha Kota station. Area is not that much big but there are lot of musiums. There isa big open area and you can rent very colorful cycles. There are lot of old buildings. I like the musiums there including heritage...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DarshanaBR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located very close to the Sunda Kelapa port, this place very famous for the tourist no entrance fee for this area except when you are getting in to the Museum Fatahillah then you have to pay it. Good for the students, veteran or the Dutch...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alayn1807
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can still feel some of the history of the old town, image the Dutch colonials and find some beautiful old style architecture. The square was a hive of activity with young and old sitting, talking, playing ukuleles, many photo opportunities.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Rob R
Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

Kota Tua is a neighborhood comprising the original downtown area of Jakarta, Indonesia, also known as Oud Batavia (Dutch Old Batavia) .. the area showcases Dutch-style structures mostly dated from 17th century, when the port city served as the Asian headquarter of VOC during the heyday of spice trade ... It spans 1.3 square...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Susan188
Reviewed 11 February 2019 via mobile

Very disappointing old centre for such a huge megapolis. Do not go cause it's a bit of a waste of time considering Jakarta gas so much to offer.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mediterranean-balkan
Reviewed 4 February 2019 via mobile

Walking in the Old City area we felt like we were not walking in Jakarta. This is a relatively new recreational destination especially with the new 3D museum.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank NuskaRianggono
Reviewed 29 January 2019 via mobile

Batavia was the name of the capital city of the Dutch East Indies that corresponds to the present-day Central Jakarta. It is situated on both sides of the river Jacatra or Jilivong, in a swampy plain at the head of a capacious bay. The streets...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TrixieAblan
Reviewed 27 January 2019 via mobile

One of the underated place to visit during the day. Its very calm. But just dont visit this place in the afternoon. As it will be overrun by food stalls and unrully locals

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Zpoa
Reviewed 18 January 2019

Jakarta Old Town is somewhat interesting but not what I would call a premier tourist destination. Much of the architecture has been built over or is not easily accessible due to use as a government building. Some beautiful walking paths have been beside the canals...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from Fetricia | Reviewed this property |
There isn't any uber anymore. It is now gojek or grab so you can use their services (same as uber) If you are planning to stay anywhere after 4 pm better off hanging out til after 8 pm otherwise you'll be stuck in a... More
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Cobain parkir mobil nya di Jln. Cengkeh
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Response from herrichan | Reviewed this property |
try teduh hostel :)