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Address: Old Batavia, Jakarta, Indonesia
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+62 622 16915531
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Fatahillah Square, also known as Old Batavia, is the historical district of...

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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Slice of colonial history

Jakarta has a lot of Dutch heritage preserved and Fatahilla Square is one of the centre points of this colonial heritage. This square has got many things to see and experience... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Jakarta has a lot of Dutch heritage preserved and Fatahilla Square is one of the centre points of this colonial heritage. This square has got many things to see and experience- from Dutch style 'Sepeda Onthels' (old colonial bikes) to mime artists. Many restaurants around and also a wonderful museum. Can't be missed, when you are in Jakarta.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, you can reach it by Transjakarta Bus or Commuter Line TRain. Several museum you can visit, some old building and Kota Intan Bridge. You also can find some authentic Jakarta culinary such as Kerak Telor (Gluten Rice cook with egg), Es Selendang Mayang (Sagoo Rice), Rujak (Fruit Salad), Bakso (meatball soup), etc

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is very historical atmosfperich place . There are many museum around it like History Museum, Wayang Museum, Seramic Museum and Batavia Cafe. You can meet local people there. often some activities take place in the centre especşally at the weekends.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The square is more of a local attraction as it has great meaning to the Indonesian community. Worth visiting to get an idea of the local culture and to understand Indonesia's rich past. I would say it is a bit overcrowded but considering where it is located that wasn't a surprise. The square holds more historical value than anything else.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

You must not miss this square when visiting Jakarta. A grand square from the colonial era, now spruiked up with monumental buildings - such as the old seat of the Dutch colonial government - having been turned into a museum, definitely worth a visit. Lots of locals come here on Sundays to just enjoy themselves.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

Classic and beautiful square inside old Jakarta where you could take a walk, seat to eat some ice cream or perambulate in bike rented in the same square, by the way the bikes are uniquely decorated; as a public square you could see people from all areas from inside and abroad Jakarta.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

Equipped with a guidebook describing a walk from Sunda Kelapa harbour toward the old town, we ended up at the Fatahillah square. There was nothing that would appeal to us, one side overpriced and touristy Cafe Batavia, on the other side lots of street sellers trying to sell their souvenirs and bike rentals to go around the square. Nothing to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

What a great way to have some fun riding the bikes and interacting with other visitors as well locals practicing English. Really fun and happy vibe in an historic setting. Could have spent more time if we did not have other commitments. Suggest a meal at Batavia Cafe then some time in the square

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

Still in good condition even the building was old, must keep good maintenance from the goverment for this building. Nice place as well.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

The place is nice and clean. A big square surrounded by Museums and Batavia Cafe. Lot of rental bicycles on the square makes it hard to walk within the square. All in all an average place to visit.

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