In 1778, the Batavia Society for Arts and Science established what would become, after many expansions and name changes, the world-famous National Museum.
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.
The Jalan Surabaya market is the place to find antiques, rare finds, and other oddities.
The free portions of Jakarta bay are dirty and messy, but if you are willing to pay there are some lovely places to enjoy the breeze and the sea view
These former Dutch East Indies warehouses contain objects related to seafaring and the spice trade.
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