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Fatahillah Square, also known as Old Batavia, is the historical district of Jakarta located in Kotas. During Dutch Colonial times in the 16th century, this was the heart of the walled city. Home to attractions such as the Jakarta History Museum and...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Old Batavia, Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There are 3 museums in this square. Weekends are crowded. Also you may enjoy weekend concert if you are lucky.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank rajit80
Reviewed 7 February 2019 via mobile

One of the places where the Dutch history of Jakarta is best preserved. The square is a great place to sit and watch the day go by or a place to start a day of sightseeing; with museums and galleries around the square.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank O4122HRbenc
Reviewed 2 February 2019

Stopped here briefly on a SAT afternoon before heading to the airport. Not too much to see, but obviously historically significant. Lots of people!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RonT540
Reviewed 16 January 2019

Despite the crowds of locals and tourist visiting this rare , historic , pedestrian area in the North of Jakarta it is in my opinion a must see, as the well renovated place and buildings show what some places the city could look like, if...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ExVotoFatum
Reviewed 8 January 2019

An excellent place to see many many many many ordinary Indonesians doing what they do for leisure. See what a fourth world country is all about.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Johnny N
Reviewed 5 January 2019

Visit the old town of Jakarta. Learn about the old Jakarta history during the Dutch colony. Mesmerised by the Dutch colonial architecture.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank gwestella
Reviewed 5 January 2019

We went at 6pm when the weather was cooler. During the day the buildings are open so maybe a more interesting experience. At sunset into the evening, everything closed. Square filled with endless tourists, and local families with a zillion small kids running around -...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mark J
Reviewed 22 December 2018

At night this place is brimming with activity. People eating, singing, playing music, and the ubiquitous hawkers are everywhere. Some restaurants ring the square and one street over is a massive street-food strip.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 16 December 2018

I was there at around 6:30 p.m. and it was so crowded. I like going to less-traveled places, so honestly, I wasn't impressed by this jam-packed place :P

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank hami1804
Reviewed 3 December 2018

There are round stones at the sideline where people sit and spend times. Lots of street side shops and live music would make your stay memorable.

Date of experience: November 2018
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31 August 2015|
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Response from Rizky W |
Weekend is always the best time, perhaps some time starting 9 am before the sun is high (the street performers are there all day but it's hard too enjoy if the sun is right on top of your head).
17 August 2015|
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Response from buddhika w | Reviewed this property |
sorry i have no idea as i went on a morning.but b carefull with your belongings