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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...more
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Really interesting area with large Square.On a Sunday many local people visit and can see side shows of local performers.The puppet museum is here as is the Cafe Batavia both in colonial buildings.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Diane B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of stallhkders that packed up quickly and dispersed when police arrived. Bicycles for hire however that means you then have to dodge those that are on them.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Ms_Drak_G
Reviewed June 11, 2019

This square is a must see if visiting Jakarta. The area is historic and has many attractions, including a few museums. The square is very popular with locals who come with families to play on rental bicycles and run around. Needless to say this is...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank aimranfauzi
Reviewed June 6, 2019

I enjoyed the view and the atmosphere. It was fun and memorable. It has a nice spot to take pictures in every angle. I want to go there next time earlier with my friends. So I could spend more time to explore the places there....More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank angelnkz
Reviewed April 25, 2019

This is located within the old city. I think coming here during the weekends or holidays where a lot of local will come too, adds to the fun. The local people will hire old Dutch bicycles to just cycle around the square which is fun...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank nldogbert
Reviewed April 18, 2019

This is a huge open area in the center of Jakarta old town surrounded by three museums, historical buildings along with many cafes and restaurants. I visited it around 4 p.m. and it is filled with huge crowds along with street artists, living statues and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed March 17, 2019 via mobile

There are 3 museums in this square. Weekends are crowded. Also you may enjoy weekend concert if you are lucky.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank rajit80
Reviewed February 6, 2019 via mobile

One of the places where the Dutch history of Jakarta is best preserved. The square is a great place to sit and watch the day go by or a place to start a day of sightseeing; with museums and galleries around the square.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank O4122HRbenc
Reviewed February 2, 2019

Stopped here briefly on a SAT afternoon before heading to the airport. Not too much to see, but obviously historically significant. Lots of people!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RonT540
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Despite the crowds of locals and tourist visiting this rare , historic , pedestrian area in the North of Jakarta it is in my opinion a must see, as the well renovated place and buildings show what some places the city could look like, if...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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August 31, 2015|
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Response from Rizky W |
Weekend is always the best time, perhaps some time starting 9 am before the sun is high (the street performers are there all day but it's hard too enjoy if the sun is right on top of your head).
August 16, 2015|
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Response from buddhika w | Reviewed this property |
sorry i have no idea as i went on a morning.but b carefull with your belongings