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Address: Old Batavia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: Fatahillah Square, also known as Old Batavia, is the historical district...
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 many colonial buildings, this area fills up with artisans, jugglers, and tourists on the weekends.
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I always pass this square in my routine route, but only few times dropped by. The square always full of people sitting around : enjoying the crowd or hanging around with... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Jakarta
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108 reviews 108 reviews
36 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I always pass this square in my routine route, but only few times dropped by. The square always full of people sitting around : enjoying the crowd or hanging around with friends. It usually so hot in the afternoon and you may look for some tree shadow or umbrella kiosk to avoid the sunlight. But is is quite comfy in... More 

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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

A public space in the middle of four attractions at old town. Jakarta History Museum, Wayang Museum, Fine Arts and Ceramic Museum, and Cafe Batavia. We came here on Sunday plus there's Vesakh event so it's very crowded. Here people can rent an oldies bike, take a pic with mime street performer dressed like warrior, ghost, or cartoon character. Many... More 

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Bali, Indonesia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
43 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Fatahillah Square well know by most people from jakarta and around jakarta as Gathering place night and day, with 24 hours life happening, the organizer know how to pampering the visitor night and day, located just next to the Fatahillah museum as one of the famous spot in jakarta with their collection from colonials era as well as as the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

You Can MJ , Hello Kitty, Mickey Mouse..many of them there for photoshot. Tips the artist into the bin in front of them. you can cycle , people play music and Live band set up for evening show. If you free in Jakarta say 4pm , please come here enjoy the atmosphere and lively Jakarta.

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Melbourne, Australia
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205 reviews 205 reviews
91 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I enjoyed my visit here on a weekend. It was full to the brim with locals enjoying a day out in the sunshine. There are food and drink vendors, at least one restaurant and the stately old town hall, post office, puppet museum and fine art gallery all in one place. I took lots of photos, mostly of the people... More 

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Markham, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

If you think Jakarta is just a mess of unaffordable shopping malls and crazy traffic....well you're almost correct. But Fatahilla Square, which forms the main part of Old Town Jakarta/Batavia, is worth a visit. It's where both locals and tourists mingle. You'll see an absolute chaotic throng of locals buying and selling goods, wearing scary outfits for photograph opportunities, and... More 

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Melaka, Malaysia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

If you are traveling and want to know more about Jakarta, you can come here for a sightseeing. There a few museum here which will make u understand more about Jakarta. You can also rent a bicycle with a tour to guide around including the sunda kelapa port.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

You can start to walk around old batavia from here (sample guide : http://www.everytrail.com/guide/when-jakarta-was-batavia). There is street market to walk along the old building. This square is surrounded by several museums; history museum, puppet museum and bank museum. And once you're there, don't miss cafe batavia :)

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
44 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

If you are interested to history about indonesia ecpecially voc,this place is a cool place to visit. Every symbol has a meaning although it s still a mistery

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AMSTERDAM NETHERLANDS
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84 reviews 84 reviews
59 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Cafe Batavia as it has been earlier time Nice piece of history of Dutch former times Inside can enjoy a coffee tea or fresh juice with a meal and look around in this beautyfull place

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