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Jakarta History Museum (Fatahillah Museum), Jakarta

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History Museum Museum
The former headquarters of the Dutch East India Company, Jakarta History Museum (Fatahillah Museum) features striking colonial-era architecture and houses an eclectic collection of around 23,500 artifacts. These include historic maps, paintings, ceramics, furniture, antique weapons, and archeological objects, covering a period from prehistoric times to Indonesian independence in 1945. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Jakarta History Museum (Fatahillah Museum) by using our Jakarta itinerary planner.
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A wealth of choices exists in Jakarta, a sightseeing destination in its own right and a gateway to the rest of the country. For luxury options, try the Lingkar Kuningan area, where new developments provide rooms with excellent views of the city. Head north to find more affordable hotels, offering comfortable rooms in local, non-chain establishments. Up in the Kemang district you'll find an abundance of backpacker and budget accommodations, such as hostels and rental apartments, in areas known for their small cafes, trendy bars, and nightlife.
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  • we visited this place with a couple friend of us, living in another island 3 hours from Jakarta. The place was simple but very well done. we enjoyed to learn about the local history and culture.  more »
  • It is located right at Fatahillah square. Looks wonderful and it is really big. Covers the entire history of Jakarta.  more »
  • I was here to bring a friend of mine from Holland. I thought I will be his tour guide. Much to my surprise, he became my tour guide as most of the exhibits also display some information in old Dutch! ...  more »
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  • Love the place, love the performance and the museum, really teach us about history of Jakarta city. Very good for photo shooting, lots of classic scenery spot, with that old vintage wall, building, etc..
  • Absolutely disappointed. The museum looks like an abandoned house. The first floor has one big painting and a few English pistols, the second floor - only old furniture. You call this a history museum? More like old furniture museum. The ticket costs IDR5,000 but still not worth the price.
  • Clearly the building is old, the furniture is old and delicate. There are signs everywhere but few people obeyed the signs and touched everything that should not be touched. Also the crowd of people made the trip worse, they (the management) should've limited the number of people visiting the Museum.
  • Back to the old town... When Jakarta was called as Batavia during Dutch Colonial age. Every corners tells the story of its bitter memories. I had one unforgettable experience to climbed the bell chamber on the top of the building with my lovely wife years ago. It's so dramatically giving me more and more information about the story behind all the existence. I love it. The old town I knew as Jakarta nowadays was started here.
  • Must visit. The museum is basic but please do walk around to have a feel of the place and do have a coffee at Batavia Cafe which is bang opposite.