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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Old Batavia, Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

As we are from the Netherlands this square has a lot of historical buildings that refer to the times the Dutch were there which makes it interresting for us. Around the square are a lot of musea, restaurants and shops.You can easily spend here a...More

Thank GhislaineCordier
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The square is in the middle of a pedestrian area so you could think this is good. Actually it is but is so crowded that is quite hard to move around. The square is beatiful, locals rent bikes with bright colors. And, probably you will...More

Thank Xavier S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Old Batavia so-called Kota Tua is a must for every tourist who is visiting Jakarta. Only by spending three hours in the old town including three main museums ( Mandiri Museum, Indonesia Museum, and History Museum) , you can kill two birds with one...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing much to share as nothing much to see, if you plan for a coffee nearby, best to wait and pay for high price

Thank Simon6511
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its good to visit in weekend, there is a lot of old building surrounding the fatahilah Square, there were Museum, Cafe, banks, and eating places. There are also traditional food like Kerak Telor. many attraction also there, it is nice to visit in the evening,...More

Thank RubyPaketu
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I went over there just to have some scenic photos taking. I could see many of the local folks were hanging around and some of them were exhibiting their talents. There are quite a number of museums at the surrounding area but i didn't manage...More

Thank michaellU6188DX
Reviewed 5 December 2017

The Fatahillah square is the place to be on weekends for both tourists and locals alike. There are beautifully colored bicycles to rent and ride around the square. Locals sit around and enjoy the open air. School kids practice their English on you and take...More

Thank knoesenm
Reviewed 5 December 2017

This square is nice and refers back to the Old Dutch influences. Besides that around the square is a lot opportuniteis to have a drink and something to eat. Perhaps walking to the harber, it al breaths indonesian culture which is really nice.

Thank TravelingBizzMan
Reviewed 2 December 2017

One of the best places to visit in the city of Jakarta is Kota Tua, the old district, and the centre of this area is Fatahillah Square. All the buildings in the area are very old going back to colonial days, many of them now...More

Thank SurfingWild
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

A great place to relax, see people and photographing. Not many tourists (nov 2017). However not to many interesting places nearby unless you want to soak up the local atmosphere.

Thank Alf S
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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).
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