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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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It was a great place to bring my son to enjoy a stroll around the square while at the same time we could learn a brief history of our beloved town, Jakarta. There were so many... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Jakarta, Indonesia

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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58 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This square is really crowded and there are so many street merchant there that block the street causing traffic jam either for car or pedestrian. I hope in the future the government would tidy this square and make it a little organized

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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70 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

It was a great place to bring my son to enjoy a stroll around the square while at the same time we could learn a brief history of our beloved town, Jakarta. There were so many interesting attractions by local artists, such as levitating man, Kuntilanak cosplayer, Pocong cosplayer and many other children characters cosplayers. Betawi signature food the delicious... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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155 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This place was undergoing upgrading works. I hope the works can be done faster as it was really smelly when i was there in May 2015. All in all, it's a nice place for family/youngsters to gather in the evening. The replica vintage bikes looked good for photographs, but they seriously need to provide the real vintage dutch colonial hats... More 

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Jakarta
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49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This place perhaps, kind of central park, a major site for people meet up and enjoy the morning or evening. The attractions of this place are the square it self, fatahilla museum and batavia cafe. Enjoy the scenery around by renting vintage and old bikes, then going around inside the museum and seal your trip by sipping coffee at batavia... More 

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De Pere, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Our guide brought us here for lunch at Cafe Batavia. This charming cobblestone square harkens back to the period of Dutch colonial Indonesia. We enjoyed seeing the buildings, including the former town hall. Eating on the second story of Cafe Batavia gave us another perspective of the imposing buildings. Don't go out of your way to visit, but if you... More 

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Depok, Indonesia
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The oldie part of Jakarta connects Jakartans with its old historical port, and are surrounded by preserved Dutch buildings now serving the national companies/organizations. The square in front of the Museum Fatahillah is a nice spot to spend with friends or family. Many restaurants are around this location. Try a bicycle ride around the area as a Noni Belanda, our... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Fatahillah Square was the centerpiece of Old Batavia. The road leading to the square is blocked off and amusing activities thrive. Street performers, food and souvenir stalls liven up the area. Colourful bicycles with matching sun hats line up the corners of the place. Try bakso noodles and other betawi snacks to complete the experience.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This place is good place for hangout, especially at night.. Usually there is attraction around this area at night..

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Taman fatahillah is one of Kota Tua area. What i like in Taman Fatahillah are you can taste traditional betawinese beverage and food with reasonable price and feeling of old past. I never been bored being here. The best time visiting is at evening and night-my recommendation

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colombo
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34 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

we were taken to the place as it was in the oneday tour.nothing to see there at all.just walk here and there and mindfull of money asking people who comes around you

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Address: Old Batavia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Java  >  Jakarta

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