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Address: Old Batavia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Phone Number:
+62 622 16915531
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Fatahillah Square, also known as Old Batavia, is the historical district of...

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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space to kite, walk, seat, eat regional food or perambulate in a rented bike

Classic and beautiful square inside old Jakarta where you could take a walk, seat to eat some ice cream or perambulate in bike rented in the same square, by the way the bikes are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You must not miss this square when visiting Jakarta. A grand square from the colonial era, now spruiked up with monumental buildings - such as the old seat of the Dutch colonial government - having been turned into a museum, definitely worth a visit. Lots of locals come here on Sundays to just enjoy themselves.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Classic and beautiful square inside old Jakarta where you could take a walk, seat to eat some ice cream or perambulate in bike rented in the same square, by the way the bikes are uniquely decorated; as a public square you could see people from all areas from inside and abroad Jakarta.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Equipped with a guidebook describing a walk from Sunda Kelapa harbour toward the old town, we ended up at the Fatahillah square. There was nothing that would appeal to us, one side overpriced and touristy Cafe Batavia, on the other side lots of street sellers trying to sell their souvenirs and bike rentals to go around the square. Nothing to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great way to have some fun riding the bikes and interacting with other visitors as well locals practicing English. Really fun and happy vibe in an historic setting. Could have spent more time if we did not have other commitments. Suggest a meal at Batavia Cafe then some time in the square

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Still in good condition even the building was old, must keep good maintenance from the goverment for this building. Nice place as well.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is nice and clean. A big square surrounded by Museums and Batavia Cafe. Lot of rental bicycles on the square makes it hard to walk within the square. All in all an average place to visit.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Truly Jakarta experience and must lean Indonesian Language to negotiate the deals . Very Different experience from the big shopping malls.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The vibe is great and vastly different from the ultra-modern business buildings in Central Jakarta. It's a European style town square with an Indonesian flair. The museums are very hot and crowded but worth a walk-through. Don't miss Cafe Batavia - higher prices and mediocre to good food but it's a neat place. We spent about 4 hours at the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A square consists of traditions of Indonesia. Good place to spend your time in jakarta. Huge crowd, local and foreign gather here during weekend.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fatahillah Square is the place to be a Saturday. Tons of locals, families, school groups and tourists come in big numbers to hang out, go to museums, and take selfies. The four museums around the square are all worth the time (Fine Arts & Ceramics, Wayang - Puppetry, Bank of Indonesia and Jakarta History Museum). You could spend up to... More 

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