Semarang Old Town

Semarang Old Town

Semarang Old Town
4
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Missions • Monuments & Statues • Government Buildings
Read more
About
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.0
573 reviews
Excellent
198
Very good
250
Average
113
Poor
10
Terrible
2

Yessica Ade Cit... S
Semarang, Indonesia25 contributions
Oct 2019
One of the must visit place when you're in Semarang.
Kota Lama,we called it, been one of iconic sightseeing and I recommend to visit here during the golden hour, so you won't get too hot.

Then, along the street, there are a lot of choice of place to eat and take photo.

I suggest you come with online transportation, drop at filosofi Kopi & you can take a walk.

Food to try:
- Sate Kambing (goat satay) 29 (in front of Blenduk Church)
- Spiegel Cafe
- Nasi Koyor (behind Marba building & only open from morning to afternoon)
Written January 21, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ems24_13
Jakarta, Indonesia156 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
The city’s decision to restore the old town is brilliant. The ambience along that road is great, mixed people from rich to less so. The restaurants along the road have made the area really special and lively.

When we walked at daytime we could see many more old buildings along the smaller connecting road that has so much potential to become shops or restaurants or cafe. I hope they continue building and restoring them.
Written September 7, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nomi Adnyana
Denpasar, Indonesia70 contributions
Nov 2020 • Friends
There is often one exotic historic area in every city waiting to be explored. In Semarang, Central Java, the area is named Kota Lama (Old Town) or Outstadt.
Situated in the intersection of Jl. Pemuda and Jl. Imam Bonjol, Kota Lama is also known as Little Netherlands. Established in the 18th century when Indonesia was a Dutch colony, its location is currently separated from a residential area.
Written November 29, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

SiskaPoedjie
Semarang146 contributions
Feb 2020
Semarang is Changed, especially the Old Town is now very bright and beautiful,- complete with modern, nice resto and coffee shop in the old style but renovated building. You may enjoy your evening walk and chats or just relax with friends or family in the resto or coffee shop or just take nice picture with old building as a background.
reccommended to visit here
Written March 10, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jfsullivan@bigpond.com
Newcastle, Australia135 contributions
Jan 2020
The first thing that catches your eye is the beautifully painted metal (bronze) lampposts which have flowers growing in baskets just above your head.
The old colonial building have been tastefully renovated in a sympathic style which gives the old town area a very nice feel.
Because it was New Years Eve we could not get into the Lutheran Cathedral so we walked through the nearby markets (old Western wares mainly - more variety would be better but it was a pleasant stroll around).
Congratulations to the Council for the great renovation of the old town.
Written February 16, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Siti Magfiroh
1 contribution
Mar 2019 • Friends
I visited this place in the night with my 2 friends. This place so wonderful at night, because the lamp on. Many people also visited this place, because of that we can't walking in there and then there's no more chairs so we have dificulty to sit and take a break in there. We must to looking for chairs to take a break:( this is so tired because we must to walking far away in there to found chairs
Written February 19, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Widya Yuwanda
Jakarta, Indonesia8 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Really appreciate the effort from Semarang government to have restoration of old buildings. The area is fantastic especially at night. So many spot for taking good pictures and taking selfies. Around the area, there are also several coffee shop and restaurant for you to hangouts.
Written January 9, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Satria F
Yogyakarta Region, Indonesia16 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
I have visited Kota Lama last year, unfortunately was closed undergo renovation, this week we went there and to be honest shouted out to Semarang's Government...well done!!! The renovation was nicely done, new painted wall, restored some cracked building, new street decos around, definetely bring back the colonial ambience of Little Netherland with modern touch.
However what could be better if to make car free zone in certain hours or by providing better parking area for those tourist's car/bus.
For Millenials, this is your spot...very InstaGramable & great place for just gathering or just have a walk.
Love to come back in near future👍
Written January 4, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ellen P
Jakarta, Indonesia428 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Went here on a Saturday evening with a couple of friends. Apparently every Friday & Saturday evening the roads in the area are closed, so we parked our car nearby & walk there. It is obviously a popular place for the locals, as many of them were there. The area itself has a romantic ambience, with many colonial buildings & street lights. Some of them have been renovated
& become eateries, some are still dilapidated. There are many choices for food there, from middle priced restaurants to very economical hawkers. There is also an antique market near the park. Over all it is a nice place to hang out.
Written January 12, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Stefanus Wijaya
15 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
This place recently got huge renovation in order to provide better access for pedestrian to enjoy this old town and reminiscence the glorious old Semarang during colonial era. Great place for photographer for hunting. It has several coffe shop, cafe, and restaurant nearby.
Written February 17, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 192
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Semarang Old Town

We recommend booking Semarang Old Town tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 7 Semarang Old Town tours on Tripadvisor