We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!
15% OFF THINGS TO DO when you spend $250+. Use code AUGUST15 on tours & activities
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Old Batavia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Phone Number: 62216915531
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Private Tour: The Old Batavia Trail from Jakarta

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 323 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 33
  • 82
    Very good
  • 47
  • 9
  • 4
Amazing street performances

Went there on weekend night. Lots of street vendors and lotssss of people. My second time here in 3 years.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Shah Alam, Malaysia
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

323 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 175: English reviews
Shah Alam, Malaysia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there on weekend night. Lots of street vendors and lotssss of people. My second time here in 3 years.

Thank AMAR2013
Hyderabad, India
Level Contributor
199 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This square is surrounded by Museums and Cafe. It has the famous history museum. This place was occupied by the Dutch and one can see the famous Fatahillah Square as the city hall. There are bicycles available for rent and one can ride and take a tour of the area instead of walking. During weekends it best to visit during... More 

Thank keentraveller27
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for people watching, with a big square fronting the old Dutch buildings, people of all ages come here to enjoy the sights and ride around on the colourful old bicycles. A few trendy cafes around the square but other than that not much to do. Came on Monday when the museum was closed

Thank HezryAbuHasan
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
87 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Jakarta's traffic is the worst I ever seen. Walking around is horrible. This square is an oasis in the hell that is the streets of Jakarta. No cars, motor bikes or other traffic. The atmosphere on the square is amazing, especially in the evening.

Thank zuppiat
Level Contributor
25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Better to visit this square in weekdays because there isn't many people except tourists visit here. There are some cafes around the square, some are pricey and some just so-so.

Thank MikaCath
Makassar, Indonesia
Level Contributor
18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

As an Indonesian who travel quite frequent, I've never have a chance to visit this place. I'm not a big fan of street performers so I just skip them and go straight to the museum around Fatahillah Square. The square is full of crowds because a lot of people rent the old school bike and ride it around the square,... More 

Thank chelchia
Level Contributor
34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

8years ago this place is really dirty and you will not enjoy the view. Just came and see the museums. But nowadays this place is really crowded in the evening and have a lot of attractions. Important for this time: its cleaner and organized place to see so many attractions.

Thank yvonnesw
Phnom Penh
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We have been to the square twice. We love the street performers, including living statues and traditional puppets. The architecture is impressive, and the traditional street food vendors are plentiful. However the crowds can get crazy and it is very, very hot.

Thank Theza
Jakarta, Indonesia
Level Contributor
53 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

The square is packed with people on the weekends. Many people sell bric-a-brac which is quite interesting. Overall, it's worth visiting.

Thank Wintomo T
Subang Jaya, Malaysia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

I really fancy those colorful bicycles for rent located in the area. This square is spacious and you can walk around to see the colonial buildings...such a historical architecture.

Thank Ng S

Travelers who viewed Fatahillah Square also viewed


Been to Fatahillah Square? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Fatahillah Square and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Fatahillah Square staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?