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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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Fatahillah square has several museums—wayang museum, historical museum, ceramic museum. A few meters away are the money museums. On one side, there’s a small souvenir shop where one can get items at reasonable prices. We love the wayang museum and we were lucky that...More

Thank Maria C
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

It's an square with old Dutch colonial buildings and it's well maintained. There are multiple museums around the square. For a good old impression have at least a drink at the Batavia Cafe on the corner. I spend at least half my time on the...More

Thank YSchreut
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Simply average, crappy street artists, negligent visitors threw their garbage all over the places, I can't believe how lousy this place is. Pemda DKI could do better than this! Semoga bapak/ibu pejabat berwenang cepat tanggap membenahi "berlian dalam lumpur" ini.

Thank DodyC
Reviewed 28 September 2017

The Fatahilla Square is a must when you visit Jakarta. The square is dominated by one side by the ' KantorPos ' and The Batavia Café on the other side . Always activities in / on and around the square . You can look for...More

1  Thank Hubert G
Reviewed 23 September 2017

I went there on a public holiday, lots of happy people around. Gives you a whiff of what Batavia used to be like in olden days.

1  Thank Johanna B
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Yes, it's a square. People ride on colorful bicycles over it. Other people standing around or walking through it. No idea what to see here that can't be seen on a picture from Google Images.

1  Thank MaxeMustermann
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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