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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
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Old Batavia, Jakarta, Indonesia
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"cafe batavia"
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"street performers"
in 13 reviews
"old batavia"
in 20 reviews
"old town"
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"dutch colonial"
in 10 reviews
"jakarta history museum"
in 12 reviews
"puppet museum"
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"school kids"
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"kerak telor"
in 8 reviews
"practice their english"
in 6 reviews
"street food"
in 11 reviews
"colonial days"
in 4 reviews
"bakso"
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"traditional food"
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"during weekends"
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"kota station"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Should not be missed while at the Old Town area, this square is where you can easily spend 2 to 3 hours with two museums namely the History Museum & Wayang (Puppet) Museum, shops and restaurants including this two-storied one called Cafe Batavia which I'm...More

Thank Myo M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Historical Old town of jakarta at central square which is full of life at weekend with live performance of arts by artists and musicians with families gathering playing games, cycling, kites.

Thank KenYap55
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok admittedly I didn’t check out any of the Museums. There’s not much to do here. It’s a lovely little square, buzzing with street performers etc. But there are tons of hawker stalls which really takes up walking space. And most of what they’re selling...More

Thank ArcticRoll
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This area is fancy will local and international tourist. Should try the ice cream and Betawi food if you are here. Also around here are the Cinema Museum, Jakarta museum so you can learn the Dutch era in Indonesia.

Thank Millomocca
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

If you wanna visit this place: 1. Make sure you visit the museums. 2. Come early in the morning on weekends. 3. Weekdays visit is good since it won’t be crowded. 4. Batavia Cafe is recommended. Price average Rp 50k-Rp 150k. It has Chinese, Indonesian,...More

Thank Ruth T
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

This square was on our way from Ancol beach but really - unless you plan to hit the museums (I was not too keen on this) you can easily skip this.

Thank Jasna B
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

It's a nice place to visit if you are interested in museum and street food. Eateries also offer yummilicious food! Give it a go when you are in Jakarta!

Thank tseesg
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Formerly Batavia City Square (Stadhuisplein) during Dutch occupation time. Surrounded by historical buildings that turn into Museum Sejarah (Jakarta History Museum), Museum Wayang (puppetry museum) and walking distance to Kota Post Office as well as Kota Station (commuter line). Many attractions & visitors on weekend. Bike rental and traditional...More

Thank Bobby S
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Colour, activitiy, cycling, great restaurant for Sunday lunch, museums and walks. Come out with the rest of Jakarta to enjoy this shabby but impressive square

Thank IbuGaye
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

The square has museums on three sides, and cafes/restaurants on the fourth. (Plus a post office that is open during construction.) There's visible security (police and military), a visitor center where you can get maps, and odd colonial costumes that locals wear while riding florescent-colored...More

Thank Bryan H
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kadiehlers
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).
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JbGan
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
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