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Jakarta Old Town

Jl. Kali Besar Timur, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
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This is the old city of Batavia. Rundown, picturesque and a great night market.
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good45%
  • Average29%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“kota tua” (59 reviews)
“cafe batavia” (52 reviews)
“sunda kelapa” (25 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Jl. Kali Besar Timur, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Whether you book a tour of Jakarta or go it alone make sure you include Batavia. You don't need to stay long in the main square, although you could have a leisurely coffee or visit the museum. It is very interesting to see the architecture...More

Thank Ann D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not too much to see in Jakarta, but this could be one thing you should see. To too much to see, but fun to see the old Dutch buildings

Thank Emil N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go to Chinatown (directly to the south) or the harbor (directly to the north) for an authentic experience. The old town is quite boring. There's a large square and not much else to see.

Thank MaxeMustermann
Reviewed 1 week ago

I joined the walking tour around here twice and it's surprising to know how much Jakarta has changed and the history behind it. If you love history, you shall spend sometimes walking around this area. Although not all places is pedestrian-friendly but it is still...More

1  Thank Tracy C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love being here esp in the Batavia Cafe where they serve nice atmosphere of Djakarta. Unfortunately the old town itself did not well managed, the museum did not provide many required information. But it is nice to spend some time to see Djakarta/ old...More

Thank Alicia H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything I read about Jakarta was bad things. When I came to this city I realized that it was not that bad. The old town is composed by very old beautiful buildings from the colonialims era. There are people everywhere and food on the street....More

Thank Laura J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jakarta Old Town (Kota Tua Jakarta) , officially known as Kota Tua is a neighborhood comprising the original downtown area of Jakarta, Indonesia. It is also known as Oud Batavia (Dutch "Old Batavia"). Consistent with the nostalgic aura of the old town, most of the museums in...More

Thank Elyes-Benachour
Reviewed 1 week ago

Someone commented in TA that Jakarta isn't much of a tourist destination, I would have to agree. In my 30 years of living near this capital I have never visited it. After living in UK for nearly 20 years I had a reason to visit...More

Thank HT1024
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Roughly spend about an hour then we go back, it such a hot day, u could try do tattoo here, try their street food and learn some of their history

1  Thank Faeza J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice and old market, good experience with local food and cheap gifts. Very friendly people. Don't forget to try the Sate, Soto, and the fresh avocado juice

Thank Battat1973
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Honey S
10 April 2017|
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Response from Faisal S | Reviewed this property |
Cobain parkir mobil nya di Jln. Cengkeh
15 January 2017|
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Response from herrichan | Reviewed this property |
try teduh hostel :)