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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 many colonial buildings, this area fills up with artisans, jugglers, and tourists on the weekends.
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Old Batavia, Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed August 2, 2017

The Fatahillah Square is the place to be. It is a great meeting place. There are many things to see and do. The square has a few museums around it - and they are housed in beautiful colonial buildings. You could spend a day here...More

Thank Mazmannan
Reviewed August 1, 2017

Its a small square that is surrounded by historical building from the dutch colonial. very popular among locals to just hang out and relax.

Thank jeraldcoolpianist
Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

I used to come here with friends and it was still quite but now it's so touristic and commercial. The good thing is that this place is growing to a good side and there are many renovations to make this square and the museum better....More

Thank MademoiselleNa
Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

This is a square made up of old Dutch imperial buildings, now housing a couple of museums, and administration offices. When we were there, a lot of locals were also out with families, just walking and taking in the sights.

Thank Tenorman41
Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

The Fatahillah square is very busy and there are lots of people. Also lot of things to do. You can rent a bike, visit one of the museums or go to a cafe/restaurant. (Recommend Batavia cafe). Lot of people who want to take picture of...More

Thank Ralph S
Reviewed July 2, 2017

best place if you want to spent afternoon time by walking around with a lot of interactive street art and street food

Thank dinharr
Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

This square is located in the middle of colonial head office before which is fatahillah building. There are a lot of people come to enjoy local entertainment such as ondel2 or rent an old bike and hat to ride around the square and take a...More

Thank Yohanes K
Reviewed June 8, 2017 via mobile

In a city lacking any meaningful sites Fatahillah Sq is as good as it gets. You can spend 5mins taking photos and then maybe another half an hour at Café Batavia. Don't bother walking over to Kota train station (or anywhere else for that matter).

Thank Niko P
Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

This square is brimming with fun. Kodak moments abound! During recess at local schools, the square is filled with smiling faces. Be careful there are many people wanting to pose in a photo with you because you are the rare one! Plan on about an...More

Thank HvPssptWilTrvl
Reviewed May 19, 2017

This square is the central point of old Batavia, it is busy with tourists and school kids. some kids are biking around, as it is basically the safest area to bike in town!

Thank HeijdenS
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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