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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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  • September 28, 2017
    The Fatahilla Square is a must when you visit Jakarta. The square is dominated by one side by the ' KantorPos ' and The Batavia Café on the other side . Always activities in / on and around the square...  more »
  • September 24, 2017
    In the square, facing the Museum of history, Museum of wayang colorful bike a lot, and was very impressive. Had lunch in the Cafe Batavia of the old Western style had a lunch at the restaurant facing the square is hung with a lot of photos, but the customer was almost Western or Japanese. But the calm atmosphere of the restaurant, so it is recommended.
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  • September 23, 2017
    I went there on a public holiday, lots of happy people around. Gives you a whiff of what Batavia used to be like in olden days.  more »

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