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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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  • The square is in the middle of a pedestrian area so you could think this is good. Actually it is but is so crowded that is quite hard to move around. The square is beatiful, locals rent bikes with bri...  more »
  • Visiting Old Batavia so-called Kota Tua is a must for every tourist who is visiting Jakarta. Only by spending three hours in the old town including three main museums ( Mandiri Museum, Indonesia Museu...  more »
  • Nothing much to share as nothing much to see, if you plan for a coffee nearby, best to wait and pay for high price  more »

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