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Fatahillah Square

Old Batavia, Jakarta, Indonesia
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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 many colonial buildings, this area fills up with artisans, jugglers, and tourists on the weekends.
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  • Average31%
  • Poor3%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Old Batavia, Jakarta, Indonesia
+62 622 16915531
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Yes, it's a square. People ride on colorful bicycles over it. Other people standing around or walking through it. No idea what to see here that can't be seen on a picture from Google Images.

Thank MaxeMustermann
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's good place to visit - enjoy walk around buildings and explore local life. Be mindful when it rains (make sure to have your umbrella).

Thank Jakub J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Fatihillah Square on a Sunday and found it very busy bustling with locals. Many artists display their work and offer henna painting, silhouette drawings etc. Moved on to the main road nearby and found many street vendors selling clothes, trainers, bags, personalized gifts, food,...More

Thank Kat J
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Tourists and locals alike come and many of them are seen having a grand time riding the colorful bikes for rent. We were there mid morning and it wasn't too crowded.

Thank nriemen
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Jakarta is not particularly a tourist place so make the most of what is available. This place offers a good walk around and fresh air option. Good look at a time gone past for Indonesia

Thank Ameya K
Reviewed 2 August 2017

The Fatahillah Square is the place to be. It is a great meeting place. There are many things to see and do. The square has a few museums around it - and they are housed in beautiful colonial buildings. You could spend a day here...More

Thank Mazmannan
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Its a small square that is surrounded by historical building from the dutch colonial. very popular among locals to just hang out and relax.

Thank jeraldcoolpianist
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

I used to come here with friends and it was still quite but now it's so touristic and commercial. The good thing is that this place is growing to a good side and there are many renovations to make this square and the museum better....More

Thank MademoiselleNa
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

This is a square made up of old Dutch imperial buildings, now housing a couple of museums, and administration offices. When we were there, a lot of locals were also out with families, just walking and taking in the sights.

Thank Tenorman41
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

The Fatahillah square is very busy and there are lots of people. Also lot of things to do. You can rent a bike, visit one of the museums or go to a cafe/restaurant. (Recommend Batavia cafe). Lot of people who want to take picture of...More

Thank Ralph S
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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).
16 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