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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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  • On Saturday morning in the city circular bus and get off at the Museum of the Indonesia Bank and headed out. Arrive in less than 10 minutes on foot. Many people gathered in the square or street performers, surrounded by Western-style carpeted cobblestones, is relaxing. Or rent out in the corner of the square was lined with colorful bike is white around the whitewashed buildings, cobblestone shines very lovable.
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  • Fatahillah Square is the number one place to visit for first timers to Jakarta. Nowhere else in Jakarta have I found a place where you can immerse yourself so completely in the city's past and present...  more »
  • It is certainly different to other parts of Jakarta. It was good to see a different side and area. There is not a lot there in the square really but there are things to read and learn about the histor...  more »