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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
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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.
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
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
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.