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Address: Jln. Kali Besar Timur, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
Phone Number: 0216929101
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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This is the old city of Batavia. Rundown, picturesque and a great night...

This is the old city of Batavia. Rundown, picturesque and a great night market.

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Very Crowded Public Square

There's enough interesting things to see in this place, from the museum, to cafes, to the locals who throng the square. Filled with mostly young people who come here to hang out... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Mohsein S

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There's enough interesting things to see in this place, from the museum, to cafes, to the locals who throng the square. Filled with mostly young people who come here to hang out with their friends (and catch a Pokemon or two), it makes the place very vibrant. Street vendors abound with street food, and you can't miss the people in... More 

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Thank Mohsein S
Perth, Australia
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There is quite a lot to see here, plenty of museums, so allow time. It can get very crowded. The architecture is great and the Cafe Batavia is excellent for a meal - a little more expensive than other places in Jakarta.

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Thank Noel C
Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited with my husband and two children. Because it is always hot in Indonesia it's a good idea to rent a bicycle from the vendors in the square and then you can travel down to see the boats, lighthouse and houses without getting too tired and hot. It gives you the chance to see everything, stop to take photos... More 

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Thank Shona D
Jakarta, Indonesia
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

in my opinion this place is very romantic, eventhough there are a lot of peoples but i still can feels this place as a romantic place. the old cafe with delicious food make this place perfect to go with your loved one.

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Thank lettasheva
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want to see what the locals eat and the way they spend their weekends you must visit the old town. The street is crowded with many street vendors. Got the opportunity to see the local puppet show. If you truly want to experience Indonesian culture this place is a must visit.

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Thank MOMOnaz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I liked to go to there! If you go to Jakarta you should go there and cafe Batavia. ジャカルタ旧市街はもしジャカルタに行く機会があったら是非行ってみてください。又その中心部にあるCafe Batavia はお勧めです!

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Thank 877ryuichit
Jakarta, Indonesia
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here with local tour called Jakarta Good Guide. If you are foreigner then need not to worry. Jakarta Good Guide will guide and explain everything in English. They will show you the oldest part of Jakarta. The old town has been arranged as a part of tourist attraction so the condition is much better than years ago. But... More 

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Thank Ria T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best time visiting this area is morning or late afternoon. Lots of corners, old Dutch building, local faces and activities will interest you and make your camera busy.

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Thank Telly F
Jakarta - Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old town surrounding used to be the centre of city during dutch before year 1945. It is very crowded and many street vendors within the square. They sell ordinary food such as boiled corn, boiled small crab, beverage, chicken noodle, cireng (fried tapioka starch), etc. I do not suggest you to buy for your snack because cleanliness is question, especially... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is very cool to visit. You should check out the guys from GoodGuideJakarta. They definitevily know where to go.

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