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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Old Batavia, Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fatahilah square is also known as old town "Dutch Colonial" surrounded with museums, coffee shops, restaurants as well as street food, it's a great place to spend time with family and friends.

Thank Tinton S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Its at the heart of Kota Tua (Old Town) surrounded by Colonial buildings from the Dutch Era. We fell in love with the colorful bicycles and the girls with pink cute hats riding them. Great place for fun photos. You can go rent a bicycle...More

Thank Gul C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice place to chill with family.. arrived there in the afternoon and didn't managed do visit museum around this area.. we had drinks in one of the open area cafe, listening to buskers, and enjoyed the view of people cycling and enjoying the huge...More

Thank QayyumMohideen
Reviewed 1 week ago

"mister mister, can selfie?!" "mister mister, interview my school!" "mister mister, photo!" There is no chill here. I mean, people will line up to take a photo of you if you are white. I'm no George Clooney, and definitely no Magic Mike XXL. If I...More

Thank shinraemonsam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there on saturday it was packed with people from everywhere i guess, you can visit several museums over there or enjoy the gimmick around the place such as reading your future with palm reading or took a picture with gold man.

Thank Niken W
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I went there on July 2018 at the time when My friend from Aceh wanted me to accompany her. She was enthusiastic in Indonesia tourism, especially what the Jakarta Local Government had done to develop the Old Town. Fatahillah has been renovated and it is...More

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Reviewed 2 August 2018

the first time i came here like 5 years ago, it was kind of terrible. but right now, a lot of things had been improved, you can rent bikes (it comes with cute pink hats), and take a pic with birds. its nice though.

Thank resibarani
Reviewed 30 July 2018

I visited Fatahillah Square on a midday on a Sunday when I came to see the Wayang (Puppet) Museum. It's beautiful-- and a great place for people watching. There are several places to eat or drink coffee. I wish I'd had more time here! There...More

Thank VivaMexicoLiz
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I like the buildings at this area, there are also cafes selling fusion cuisine. It's definitely a nice place to chill out during the hot day.

Thank Jong S
Reviewed 1 July 2018

This is an iconic place in Jakarta, not to be missed. There's lots to see and do in this area, including various musea and the very nice Batavia Café.

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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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