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For currency hobbyists

This was once a functioning bank from the Dutch occupation to a number of years ago. Now it is a... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2017
Jamal A
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Interesting history and beautiful interior

While the old De Javasche Bank is lovely to look at (both from inside and outside), do make sure... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2016
Belinda M
Sydney, Australia
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31 Mar 2018
“Suprisingly interesting”
4 Feb 2017
“For currency hobbyists”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Jl. Garuda 1, Surabaya 60175, Indonesia
+62 31 3531829
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Came across this gem of a building, amazing architecture and stained glass when visiting the nearby JMP mall. Tells you quite a bit about the history of the Indonesian economy

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Reviewed 4 February 2017

This was once a functioning bank from the Dutch occupation to a number of years ago. Now it is a museum with old banking hardware and a small exhibition of old currency used in Indonesia...there is also the "old Dutch cctv"

Thank Jamal A
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

It was super fun, I suggest asking for Tour Guide because there are a lot of information you could only get by listening to the tour guide. Beautiful architecture, and beautifully preserved too.

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Reviewed 12 December 2016

While the old De Javasche Bank is lovely to look at (both from inside and outside), do make sure you have a guide with you who can explain the bank's chequered history to you and point out all the interesting features. Well worth spending an...More

1  Thank Belinda M
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This beautiful building of neo-classical design of the Dutch colonial period is well-worth visiting. It is well renovated and the main banking hall is particularly fine with its Tiffany-style ceiling. It is fascinating to see the bank vaults and security features of this hotel.

Thank Graeme S
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Worth stopping here for 30 minutes if just to see the old vaults and novel security system involving mirrors. It's free, air conditioned and the staff friendly and helpful. Go upstairs to see the skylight....is a pretty building.

Thank Dubaspapa
Reviewed 6 June 2016

This museum used to be the central bank during the Dutch colonial era and is well maintained. There is no entrance fee, but visitors were asked to sign in. I don't think there is a guided tour, but the staff manning the front desk answered...More

Thank Gracia83
Reviewed 28 December 2015

the building is well maintained, and it really amused and amazed me to see all the part and equipment here. they keep all old machine from the first bank opened and it was like100 years old but still shiny. i would recommend this museum as...More

Thank Iwan360
Reviewed 5 December 2015

I did not intend to visit this place, but our youngguide said we should have a look. Indeed, a fine heritage o fpast times, a nice overview ofbanknote used by the Dutch, the Japanese, the firstrupublican banknotes, the NICA (Netherlands Indies Civil Administration) money and...More

Thank n_wiedenhof
Reviewed 15 October 2015

The museum used to be a dutch bank building and it was beautiful. It was fun to see how bank is running in the old days where there were no CCTV, no hi-tech security and filing system.

Thank Astri_Irdiana
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