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Fatahillah Square, Jakarta

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Relive the Dutch period of Jakarta's history at Fatahillah Square, located on the eastern bank of the Ciliwung River and named after a prominent Indonesian national hero. Home to several notable museums, the square still preserves an atmosphere of the bygone colonial days, when this cobblestoned part of the city served as the center  of Dutch Indonesia. Don't miss a visit to the city's renowned history museum, located inside an 18th-century building that once housed the offices of the Dutch East India Company. Many Indonesian rebels met a gruesome faith in the square in front of this building, where public floggings and executions often took place. For Fatahillah Square and beyond, use our Jakarta holiday planner to get the most from your Jakarta vacation.
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  • The Fatahillah square is certainly worth a visit. Beautiful old buildings dating back to the colonial times. A visit to the Museum Sejarah Jakarta and the Wayang Museum is worth it. Grab a snack or a drink in the Café Batavia is highly recommended.
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  • 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 thi...  more »
  • In the Kota area is a square in the Centre of the tourist. As well as various museums and performer who entered them square is crowded all day long.
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