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Fatahillah Square

Old Batavia, Jakarta, Indonesia
+62 622 16915531
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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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  • Average31%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Old Batavia, Jakarta, Indonesia
+62 622 16915531
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 23 May 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 19 May 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
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Lots of museum, local people, a photographic place with a good vibe. Must visit place for any tourist.

Thank Siddhartha L
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

If you go to the old town, the heart of Dutch rule, you can't miss it. The governor 's kantor, Café Batavia, and many other old buildings and a modern arts museum are there. Ther are also some street performers, some restaurants and some old...More

Thank Marc P
Reviewed 3 May 2017

When you visit during the day, the sun will be very stinging in this area. My advice is don't forget to bring an umbrella or sunblock

Thank dedoycahoy
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

The place is suitable for family and hangout with friends. It's beautiful square surrounded by old Dutch colonial buildings. Good for photographer.

Thank Kamalmo
Reviewed 23 April 2017

This was the only touristy place that we visited during our short stay in Jakarta, so it was good to go there - to see the colorful bicycles and the street performers. Not really an Indonesian experience though... The museum seemed to be crowded with...More

Thank zohei
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Suitable for families. It takes a 10 to 15 mins talk around the square. Can't seem to find a reason to stay and enjoy ourselves. The bicycles are in neon colours, too many street artists, same things but so many of them. I could skip...More

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What is the best time of the day/week to visit? If we want to see street performers and whatnot.
31 August 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).
We are visiting on Sunday evening. Are the square still open on Sunday evening? Street performer & cartoon character?
17 August 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