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Jakarta Old Town

Jln. Kali Besar Timur, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
+62 21 6929101
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Private Tour: Discover Jakarta Old Town with Dinner
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This is the old city of Batavia. Rundown, picturesque and a great night market.
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good44%
  • Average30%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“cafe batavia” (51 reviews)
“sunda kelapa” (23 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Jln. Kali Besar Timur, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
+62 21 6929101
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of the more lovely areas in Jakarta. Busy though and as white people you can expect a lot of requests to take a photo with you or to interview you. Don't worry about that though, it's quite fun and you bring a smile to...More

Thank Koen M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Crowded place especially weekend at night. Many spot to take photo but u must be careful many beggar n thief.

Thank Leo H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this old part of Jakarta. kinda brings me back in time when we were colonized by the dutch. recommended for those who likes to take photos. it's absolutely instagrammable.

Thank atiyaa2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In this Old City my friend living there its nice weather simply good peoples it's nice to enjoy with family event evening time it's good looking lightings everyone must visit this place

Thank Sharath p
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not may things can be seen in this area. Old building with no many collection. Many beggar & bum. Absolutely not secure area for tourist.

Thank I'am J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall it's a good experience. Went there to try to ride the bike, but apparently at night the square was pretty crowded so it's kinda hard to move around with bicycle. But there were so many attractions (live music, photobooth, etc) and restaurants around.

Thank Marsella Putri S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Somewhat lacking of great impression. Announcement made should also be in English, hence our foreign visitor will understand. Too many beggars with disturbing noise of instrument and song. This has to be eliminated, instead create a professional street music that entertained visitor where they will...More

Thank Bualazaro
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jakarta old town has plenty to offer. One stop you have it all. It has many interesting museums such as fatahillah museum, wayang museum, ceramic museum, bank of Indonesia museum etc. Here you can easily walk around, rent a bike and go to Sunda kelapa...More

Thank Revina D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lets be honest, its not a lot of things to see in Jakarta but this part is probably the best place to get some glimpse of history. I recommend to bring someone who knows Jakarta so you can hear the stories behind the buildings. Its...More

Thank 69belle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Indonesian friend brought me here to see how the old town center looks like. It is where most locals go to meet their friends and socialise. The town square (just infront of the government house) is a wide space where people can take pictures...More

Thank Jay_the_traveller
Nearby Restaurants
Cafe Batavia
1,949 reviews
.02 km away
Historia Food & Bar
40 reviews
.06 km away
Batavia Market
16 reviews
.06 km away
Padang Merdeka
5 reviews
.19 km away
Nearby Attractions
Museum Bank Indonesia
707 reviews
.27 km away
Fatahillah Square
420 reviews
.03 km away
Museum Wayang
442 reviews
.05 km away
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Honey S
10 April 2017|
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Response from Faisal S | Reviewed this property |
Cobain parkir mobil nya di Jln. Cengkeh
15 January 2017|
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Response from herrichan | Reviewed this property |
try teduh hostel :)