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Address: Jl. Pintu Besar Utara 3, Jakarta, Indonesia
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+62 21 2600158
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Once the first banks of Indonesia, now a museum of banking in Indonesia.

Once the first banks of Indonesia, now a museum of banking in Indonesia.

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old central bank building turned into museum

Somewhere between Dutch colonial administration and early Indonesian administration, this building was the central (Javanese) bank headquarters. The retail banking interface... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed June 19, 2016
Kat T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Somewhere between Dutch colonial administration and early Indonesian administration, this building was the central (Javanese) bank headquarters. The retail banking interface (e.g. counters for depositors) you can see at the start of the (paid) museum exhibit, with the added modern comfort of air-conditioning. Behind that are exhibits explaining Indonesia's currency & monetary system from Dutch administration to the 2000s. By... More 

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Thank Kat T
Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

The best museum on Jakarta old city, free to enter and offers hostory of economic and monetary history of Indonesia. Previously a Dutch De Javasche Bank building, it now offers european architecture taste in jakarta. The museum is air-conditioned and offer a modern-style architecture muslim-prayer building in the back

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Thank Edo W
Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

The Museum Bank Indonesia is an excellent museum in the head office of the bank which traces its past to colonial days to the present. It was quite different to what I was expecting - which was just a focus on the history of money in Indonesia. It looked at Indonesia's history and its effect on money - the effect... More 

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2 Thank Nigel G
Tangerang, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016

This museum is absolutely the best. The restored Dutch building looks beautifully smooth and new. The air conditioning is really good and chilly for the hot Jakarta, and the exhibits are exquisite. Very good planning of the positioning and the exhibits are beautiful.

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Thank Cornelius M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Good museum that mixes the political, social, and cultural history of Indonesia with the monetary and commercial history. As Jakarta has limited good sites, this ranks quite high.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016

I've lived a few years in Jakarta and I'm familiar with Indonesian culture. For this reason, It was interesting for me to visit this Museum which can help for a better understanding of the country.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

cheap, easy to reach, comfortable, and super interesting! it also locates near kota tua and you can visit this before going around kota tua.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

Most of the rooms and chambers are equipped with air conditioner. The building is its biggest and main collection of this museum. The museum always clean and maintained. Very enjoyable.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016

The Museum of the Bank of Indonesia is intend to help educate the public about the role that the bank plays in the Indonesian economy. The Bank was first established by the Dutch authorities as a circualtion bank for the Dutch East Indies in the early 19th century. The Bank first issued its rupiah currency under Japanese occupation in 1944;... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016

The museum was well organised and had good modern presentation. But the contents were restricted to the history of central banking in Indonesia. It doesnt even talk about the common man's perspective of banking. i.e. When was credit card introduced, ATM etc. So that got a little boring unless you are really keen to learn about the macro finances of... More 

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