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Address: Jln. Kali Besar Timur, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
Phone Number:
+62 21 6929101
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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This is the old city of Batavia. Rundown, picturesque and a great night...

This is the old city of Batavia. Rundown, picturesque and a great night market.

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Private Tour: Discover Jakarta Old Town with Dinner
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Private Tour: Full-Day Highlights of Jakarta Tour with Lunch

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i respect the government make this place as the historical place and so many people can make their time with some museum, the cafe was makes me pretend like i'm not in indonesia... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Mikha K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

i respect the government make this place as the historical place and so many people can make their time with some museum, the cafe was makes me pretend like i'm not in indonesia. the bicycle spread around the yard. but unfortunately i came in the afternoon so it was so hot. i recommend of you want to visit maybe around... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Even as an Indonesian, I really enjoyed touring the old town, coincidentally when taking foreigner guests sight-seeing. We rode the Ontel and did the full tour. Definitely recommended. Just beware of the too expensive food at Batavia Kafe. Go there to enjoy the ambience, but with managed expectation.

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Thank Vintagemoi
Jakarta, Indonesia
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You can find a lot of Museum in here, such as Indonesia Bank Museum, Mandiri Museum, Puppet Museum, Fathillah Museum and Ceramic Museum

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Thank Yebe
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its an old part of town of Jakarta. Some building is reserve as it is. You will see old Dutch style building. Some museum, local attraction. It is historical places in Jakarta. Good for taking photos, or riding bicycle. Owh they have bicycle rental. Its just short time rental.

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Thank Andrea B
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67 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Riding a bicycle around old part of Jakarta was really interesting, specially in the morning. Our guide was local people, who knows most of everything around the areas, including shortcut passing through small alley. At least there are some museums around the areas including museum wayang, ceramics, and bank of Indonesia museums + museum Fatahilah which was formerly as a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in a difficult part of town to reach, the best way to get here is by the Jakarta busway and then to walk around. Do some research and print off the places to visit beforehand. There are plenty of old Dutch buildings and museums etc to see, although many are in a state of near collapse. Not suitable for... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was curious about this place, having heard so much about it. My friend told me that European tourists like to visit this place. So I decided to come to Taman Fatahillah during late afternoon on a Saturday, which i found was a good time as the temperature was not too hot. Luckily it did not rain at that time.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the historical center in Jakarta you can still visit. They are renovating the surrounding area in order to make it nicer. There's a couple of museums, and the famous Batavia café.

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Koh Tao, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ad a foreigner, I found this a nice place to walk around and see locals in action, eat some great food, and enjoy the overall energetic ambiance. Worth a visit!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice stop to get a glimpse of Jakarta during the colonial era. Rather plain though, and somewhat beat up. Really does seem as though so much more could be done with this area.

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