Fatahillah Square, Jakarta
Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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Nice hour relaxing watching people cycle across the square. Good atmosphere lots of people taking pictures, nice to buy a cold drink, sit down and watch the world go past.
Fatahillah Square comes alive Sundays and to a lesser extent in the afternoons with Indonesian visitors donning matching sunhats to ride bright blue, pink, green, yellow etc rental bicycles around the... read more »
One of the few places to visit in Jakarta. Historical square with Jakarta History Museum on one side and Historical colonial club turned beautiful Cafe Batavia on the other. I was there mid-day on a w... read more »
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