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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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  • Used to be known as Batavia square, a large open space usually crowded on holidays flanked by museums on two sides and also a very good restaurant 
  • I went on the Sunday evening. Souvenir stalls line, was full of so many citizens and tourists. 感jitoremashita the bustling city. You want to go again.
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  • All places in Jakarta are crowded but this looked like the most crowded one. Al the museums and photo opportunity spots at one place. There are a couple of cafe's as well.