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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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  • Kota district Japanese square are crowded with many tourists in the big, wide square. Is the Netherlands buildings and left many around the scenery of the place. Because it is the main Jakarta tourist visit.
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  • Although it can be very busy on weekends, the square is well worth a visit. There are several beautiful old buildings to cozy, and it is precisely because of the crowds.
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  • The square is more of a local attraction as it has great meaning to the Indonesian community. Worth visiting to get an idea of the local culture and to understand Indonesia's rich past. I would say it...  more »