Sunda Kelapa Harbour
Sunda Kelapa Harbour
3.5
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Once known as Pasar Ikan (Fish Market), Sunda Kelapa was the early 16th-century trading post from which the Dutch domination of Indonesia began and flourished.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Renee S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
We had a very nice tour guide Bram who showed us the original spots in Jakarta. He speaks a bit Dutch and very good English. We saw things, you regularly wouldn't see. So if you want a nice tour call Bram. +62 81908088033
Written 7 June 2024
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StotheN
Stockholm, Sweden538 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
I visited on an offday and missed its hustle and bustle. It was Eid al Fitr and people were off. There were no trucks but so many wooden boats moored as in a line up. It would have been better for me to come on another busy day to finger the pulse of this place.
Written 24 April 2023
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Russeldorf
San Juan Capistrano, CA13 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
This is a working port; it is not set up as a tourist destination. There are interesting boats but not worth the trip. Our driver wondered why we wanted to go at all. Didn't even bother taking pictures. Feeling like we were interrupting the work very busy people, we left immediately.
Written 22 March 2023
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Andrew H
Cairns, Australia7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
We were lost among the industrial area of the harbor when we saw Bram and he motioned us over to talk about where to go. We were hesitant to take him up on the tour but very glad we did. He took us out to see the open sea and harbor and onto the cargo boats. He then took us through the fishing village, the maritime museum and over to old town. Everything was included in the tour and Bram was very knowledgeable about the region. I highly recommend this tour!
Written 5 March 2023
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Russell A
Gold Coast, Australia687 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
I first visited this harbour around 25 yeas ago and to be honest not too much has changed at all. I find this place quite fasinating and love watching the old style trade vessels being loaded up to be shipped off to the many smaller island in the Indonesia. It is a glimpse into the past although now cranes do most of the heavy lifting. Worth a visit for sure and it is easy to wander around
Written 13 November 2022
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Noor J
Sanur, Indonesia17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
I had a great afternoon together with guide Bram, who showed me old Jakarta. Bram has a lot of knowledge and it is a pleasure to listen to his stories. There was variety in the tour and Bram had all the time to explain. We used all different kind of transports, taxi boat, tuk-tuk, mini bus and scooter and finished the tour with a drink in Cafe Batavia.
If you are in Jakarta, don’t stay in the hotel or mall, call Bram and find out all about the old days and real life in Jakarta.
Written 1 October 2022
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Jonas & Marleen
Eelderwolde, The Netherlands119 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Our taxi dropped us off in the old harbour, which nowadays does not look very appealing at first sight. We were approached -partly in Dutch!- by a local guide named Bram (Dutch ancestors) and agreed to his offer to guide us. And that was a great choice! Without Bram we would never have visited a traditional freight vessel that was being loaded whilst we were on deck! Bram guided us through the oldest neighbourhood of Jakarta and we visited the maritime museum and the harbour lookout. We can really recommend a tour with this guide. One can find him in the old harbour or via whatsapp 00 62 818 08880160
Written 28 July 2022
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Ratih Mirantih
Jakarta, Indonesia200 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Business
This is one of the best spot in Jakarta for tourism. Sunda Kelapa is the main gate of Jakarta, even now this harbour only use for domestic cargo. But the Phinisi wooden boat still wonderful and very unique. Boating at this harbour along the canal to the sea was the best experience ever in Jakarta to see another side of Jakarta as busy City.
Written 21 February 2020
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emma L
North Kuta, Indonesia46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Beautiful oldies ... feels like walking in the past. I wonder how was this place could be in those old days.
Written 8 February 2020
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An H
Jakarta, Indonesia8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
interesting to vidit if you are up there if you do another things there otherwise you will have too much traffic for one visit. I did rent a small boat for birdwatching which is incredible to see then take tour time to visit the harbor.
Written 16 December 2019
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