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Fatahillah Square, Jakarta

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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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  • In a city lacking any meaningful sites Fatahillah Sq is as good as it gets. You can spend 5mins taking photos and then maybe another half an hour at Café Batavia. Don't bother walking over to Kota tra...  more »
  • This square is brimming with fun. Kodak moments abound! During recess at local schools, the square is filled with smiling faces. Be careful there are many people wanting to pose in a photo with you be...  more »
  • This square is the central point of old Batavia, it is busy with tourists and school kids. some kids are biking around, as it is basically the safest area to bike in town!  more »