Jakarta Old Town
Jakarta Old Town
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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This is the old city of Batavia. Rundown, picturesque and a great night market.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Olivier R
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Daniel scam
    If you bump into a guy called daniel here, I think it’s a scam. He told us he had family in the Netherlands and I read a review on here that he had family in the USA. Either way, he gave us a great tour but we gave him €30 for the “children”. I think it’s just a scammer so do his tour but don’t give him money
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 13, 2023
  • deddy_dex35
    121 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historical building and culture still exist
    Many historical building and heritage still exist. Culinary side centralized in the back of ancient building so organized. The security guard aware and standby at 10 pm this central area must be steril and safe.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written August 18, 2023
  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,596 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Relic of the Old Batavia
    The area was once the first walled settlement of the Dutch colonists in Jakarta, and later became the de facto capital of the Dutch East Indies. The area was proclaimed a heritage site in 1972 by the Governor of Jakarta. Our guide mentioned that many buildings were allowed to fall into disrepair or were demolished despite the heritage listing. A revitalisation of the area commenced in 2005 and 16 buildings were restored by 2014. We enjoyed our stroll and visits to the museum.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 27, 2023
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deddy_dex35
121 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Business
Many historical building and heritage still exist. Culinary side centralized in the back of ancient building so organized. The security guard aware and standby at 10 pm this central area must be steril and safe.
Written August 18, 2023
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feltroneu
George Town, Malaysia2,337 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
This is an old small square in the old town of Jakarta. It is surrounded by beautiful historical architectures. There were many tourists and local. It was too hot to hang around I didn't stay long. The traditional puppet museum is at one of the old buildings.
Written April 8, 2020
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Neil G
Singaraja, Indonesia1,479 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
We had a wonderful time just walking for hour showing our son the old area of Jakarta (Batarvia) we walked around the old museum and the fantastic railway station. Unique architecture for its time. The d Chinatown province was good to see plus, we went on a horse and cart ride right around the area, that we pounded with our feet for 3 hours earlier
Written May 30, 2022
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Evi Selvia
Jakarta, Indonesia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Solo
The revitalization makes Jakarta Old Town better and better. More pedestrian friendly. I still love to visit Fatahillah Museum even for the third time. My most favorite time to visit Jakarta Old Town is in the late afternoon. One thing you need to consider is when you visit Jakarta Old Town during weekend, please be ready of the crowd.
Written October 11, 2022
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia7,596 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
The area was once the first walled settlement of the Dutch colonists in Jakarta, and later became the de facto capital of the Dutch East Indies. The area was proclaimed a heritage site in 1972 by the Governor of Jakarta. Our guide mentioned that many buildings were allowed to fall into disrepair or were demolished despite the heritage listing. A revitalisation of the area commenced in 2005 and 16 buildings were restored by 2014. We enjoyed our stroll and visits to the museum.
Written December 27, 2023
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DyahTri
Jakarta, Indonesia10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
A good place to see old batavia heritage. A lot of museum there, museum Fatahilah, museum BI, museum Bank Mandiri, museum Wayang. In the corner, we can see a famous Cafe Batavia.
Written January 19, 2020
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Eddie P
Elgin, UK565 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Arrived by taxi and dropped off some distance from old town, there was a lot of road works going on, finally managed to find the old bridge however difficult to get close and cannot walk across. Back to square and lunch at Batavia café also visited the Bank Museum. Difficult walking avoiding traffic, however worth a visit
Written August 17, 2022
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Matthew William Iskandar
Jakarta, Indonesia1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
Kota Tua or the old town of Jakarta is a good place to visit. There are many old Dutch Buildings, museums and a comfortable and historic cafe. Old Town is a very recommended place to travel for all. Especially, this area has now been reconditioned. Jalan Lada which is a bottlenecked road has now transformed into a pedestrian. The Old Town is very accessible. There are plenty of Transjakarta Buses and Commuter Trains
Written October 5, 2022
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Teja
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia173 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
The Kota Tua area had always seemed kind of dead to me before, but when I came again last year, it felt much livelier. There was a music festival at Fatahillah square, and the canalside areas have undergone upgrades so that the area is looking nice now. At the time the works weren't fully done yet, but when it is, the area should become quite a nice heritage zone for Jakarta.
Written January 23, 2023
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StotheN
Stockholm, Sweden547 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
So many shops and the square with a history to tell. This is the old town that you have to visit. Also the museum in the centre is a nice place. Have the coffee and what-nots at Cafe Batavia. Dont miss this location for a short trip when in town.
Written April 24, 2023
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