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Fatahillah Square

Old Batavia, Jakarta, Indonesia
+62 622 16915531
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Old Batavia, Jakarta, Indonesia
+62 622 16915531
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This square is brimming with fun. Kodak moments abound! During recess at local schools, the square is filled with smiling faces. Be careful there are many people wanting to pose in a photo with you because you are the rare one! Plan on about an...More

Thank HvPssptWilTrvl
Reviewed 5 days ago

This square is the central point of old Batavia, it is busy with tourists and school kids. some kids are biking around, as it is basically the safest area to bike in town!

Thank HeijdenS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of museum, local people, a photographic place with a good vibe. Must visit place for any tourist.

Thank Siddhartha L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you go to the old town, the heart of Dutch rule, you can't miss it. The governor 's kantor, Café Batavia, and many other old buildings and a modern arts museum are there. Ther are also some street performers, some restaurants and some old...More

Thank Marc P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you visit during the day, the sun will be very stinging in this area. My advice is don't forget to bring an umbrella or sunblock

Thank dedoycahoy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is suitable for family and hangout with friends. It's beautiful square surrounded by old Dutch colonial buildings. Good for photographer.

Thank Kamalmo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the only touristy place that we visited during our short stay in Jakarta, so it was good to go there - to see the colorful bicycles and the street performers. Not really an Indonesian experience though... The museum seemed to be crowded with...More

Thank zohei
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Suitable for families. It takes a 10 to 15 mins talk around the square. Can't seem to find a reason to stay and enjoy ourselves. The bicycles are in neon colours, too many street artists, same things but so many of them. I could skip...More

1  Thank Sue. E
Reviewed 24 March 2017

It is a good outing for a couple of hours. A lot of entertainers, school kids eager to talk to foreigners and of course the open space in between the colonial buildings offer great photo opportunities. Cafe Batavia on the North West corner is a...More

Thank Notsofar
Reviewed 14 March 2017

as soon as you enter the alley from the back to the fatahila, you get teleport-ed to the dutch colonial era, the stone pavements, colonial buildings all seems to be as it might have been back in the ages, probably the only difference would be...More

Thank ReviewerIndia
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What is the best time of the day/week to visit? If we want to see street performers and whatnot.
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).
I never been there in the evening but it's always busy at daytime so, in my opinion, there should be activities after sunset too
17 August 2015|
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We are visiting on Sunday evening. Are the square still open on Sunday evening? Street performer & cartoon character?
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