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This is the old city of Batavia. Rundown, picturesque and a great night market.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Jl. Kali Besar Timur, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a big open square in the middle with old dutch architect buildings. Most of the buildings are now serving as museums and some as eating joints, This space is something like the malls roads in hill stations. You can do many activities like...More

Thank RajeevSingh_Ind
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once you enter the square it will remind you of the colonial period. People are riding old fashioned bicycle with hat like of the colonial period. Some museum are also there to show a glimpse of the Indonesian history. Cafe Batavia is also there to...More

Thank vijay y
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had visited Batavia back in 1998 - on my first trip to Indonesia. So this time around I brought my family as well. Somehow I remember the place being more interesting. The town square is there and the same, the old buildings surrounding it...More

Thank NickInChina1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Square next to cafe Batavia is very nice, in the evening live music. Cafe is gorgeous and good food, good service. Went to fishmarket nearby bridge, is not worthwhile, is a mess and very close to slum and poverty

Thank cedoop
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a history buff so I consider this place as an awesome destination! I mean, besides strolling around the area I can go to three museums in one day :D

Thank frhts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very busy. Jakarta is noisy and there are literally a million motor scooters that drive on pavements when they feel like it. The lack of decent pavements is annoying and the smell of traffic fumes does tend to get to the throat but for a...More

Thank MerliesMum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if you come to Jakarta, you have to come to Old Town. But, I recommend you to come in weekend. Even though it will be crowded, but that is the point, in weekend, they do have so many local food, gift shop, attraction which are...More

Thank yogiepangestu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am in Jakarta on business for a couple of weeks and a friend and I went to Old Town this morning. After arriving by 620am at the Square in attempts to catch a bike ride tour before the heat of the day set in,...More

Thank Leah M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a good place to visit, to see the old Dutch buildings. However all the time we were in JKT no one was asking for photos however we found ppl asking for photos here and monas. We've noticed that they are ppl from...More

Thank Fetricia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Batavia square is only place i do definetly tell my visitors to see in jakarta . The square has a soothing calm effect despite it being crowded .Must do the cycle rides pics on them and wayang museum Also go and visit cafe Batavia ....More

Thank ashu k
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try teduh hostel :)