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Jakarta History Museum (Fatahillah Museum)

Jln. Fatahillah Taman 1 | Old Batavia, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
+62 21 6929101
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Memorable Places come twice

SO old and full history in Jakarta, I went for twice just want to looking around and met with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Widiarta H
Splend colonial Batavia

I just love kota tua - the old historical city if Batavia. Fatahillah square and it's adjacent... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marc P
Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Jln. Fatahillah Taman 1 | Old Batavia, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
+62 21 6929101
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Reviewed 1 week ago

SO old and full history in Jakarta, I went for twice just want to looking around and met with tourist from Dutch and talking with her about Jakarta and she said very wonderful like my feeling too , thanks Jakarta old town (Kota Tua )

Thank Widiarta H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I just love kota tua - the old historical city if Batavia. Fatahillah square and it's adjacent buildings are magnificent. Unfortunately Jakarta sejarah museum is not up to scratch to international standards. The building is wonderful but the information you get is meagre. There is...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

With its limited range of exhibits I would only recommend this museum to people interested in the history of the town when it was called Batavia and under Dutch rule. Maps show the various stages of development and there is a decent collection of period...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

It was a big old building constractured with big wooden floor. Like every other museum, mystic ambience is in the air. They show underground prison that used to hold many persons below the building.

Thank Vitriani S
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Came here last weekend. For outside appearance, Fatahilah Museum changed a lot compare to my last visit back in 2007. But inside sadly, no difference. The entrance was very cheap (IDR 5k) but the display inside was not interested at all. I wish they turn...More

Thank Oni_Kan
Reviewed 15 March 2017

For anyone who is used to european Museums the expectation is nearly inevitably disappointed. The Museum has some nice exhibits but nothing really spectacular. It seems that only few pieces remained from the colonial area and all of them made their way into this Museum....More

Thank W V
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Its a 18th century building, now converted to a city museum, boast artifacts and furniture from across Indonesia belonging to the kings & dutch era.. part of the building used to serve as prison during dutch rule, some of the prison cells have stocked up...More

Thank ReviewerIndia
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Building is cool and historic and the centerpiece of Fatahillah square and it has minimal signage or information of any sort. Can't understand why there wouldn't be more information about the historical context and significance of this building.

Thank arthurjunior
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Most interesting in an eerie way are the dungeons beneath the building. Give a sense of the harshness of Dutch rule.

Thank nusapen
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This is a quick walk through which you can do. Not much to see except that this building happened to be the main administrative building during the Dutch rule. Entrance fee:- IDR 5000.

Thank Ashish N
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