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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. Plan to see Fatahillah Square and other attractions that appeal to you using our Jakarta online tour planner .
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  • It is a square crowded with tourists and locals. There are fancy bicycles, young people and tourists were aboard. I was faced with children rose extension space is crowded with other holidays, but began to run short, came running from near the bicycle. Please note the bike facilities.
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  • The Fatahillah square is the place to be on weekends for both tourists and locals alike. There are beautifully colored bicycles to rent and ride around the square. Locals sit around and enjoy the open...  more »
  • This square is nice and refers back to the Old Dutch influences. Besides that around the square is a lot opportuniteis to have a drink and something to eat. Perhaps walking to the harber, it al breath...  more »

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